-Would you be better off with some Better Off Ted? The last two unaired episodes are now available for viewing on iTunes or Amazon’s On Demand service. They can also be streamed via Netflix.
-Domestic maven Martha Stewart has a new project in mind. “Who’s going to take (Larry King and Barbara Walters’] place as the serious, great interviewer? I’m throwing my name in there, because I love to talk to people.” She’s starting with a Sept. 19 Hallmark special.
-Bethenny Frankel might not be the only person MIA from The Real Housewives of New York City. The remaining ladies - who earn approx. $4000 per episode - reportedly want Snooki-sized paychecks. (The Jersey Shore star earns $30,000/episode.)
-Conan O’Brien finally has a name for his TBS show: Conan. “I’m just using ‘Conan’ and dropping the ‘O’Brien’ because I want to get away from the whole Irish thing,” the late night host explained.
Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:
- Chuck (NBC) - Season 4
- Four Weddings (TLC) - Season 2
- Human Target (FOX) - Season 2
- Ice Road Truckers (History) - Season 4
- Lie to Me (FOX) - Season 3
- V (ABC) - Season 2
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Is one of your favorite shows heading for possible cancellation? Do you want to put a stop to it? Fan campaigns have been known to change TV line-ups in the past (most notably Star Trek), so why not now? E! Online is offering very detailed instructions for fans who want to save Better Off Ted, Chuck, Life Unexpected, One Tree Hill or Parenthood.
E! Online, E! News and Daily 10 will give fan messages directly to network heads, so if you want to save your favorite show, take to Twitter and start making things happen. (Make sure to use the hash tag #SOS plus the show’s full name in your tweets.)
(FYI - You can also follow TV Envy on Twitter.)
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Has the mighty started to fall? Or is NCIS just getting better with age? Despite dominating in both the viewers and the demos last night, American Idol saw one of its tightest battles in a long time. The CBS drama - with its 20.1 million viewers - got as close the reality show as it ever had before.
- American Idol (24.1 million, 9.0/24 in 18-49) was down 2 million.
- NCIS (4.1/11) brought in 20.1 million.
- The Biggest Loser (9.7 million, 3.8/10) lost 200,000.
- Scrubs (3.3 million, 1.2/3) remained steady.
- Better Off Ted (2.5 million, 10.2) shrunk by 700,000.
- 90210* (960,000, 0.4/1) added on 160,000.
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There’s a few things that can safely be said when it comes to ratings. One: Anything you place against American Idol - especially if it’s a repeat (and there were a lot of those last night) - will lose. Two: Anything you place after the FOX hit will garner a lot of interest. (Case in point: Human Target.)
- American Idol (26.1 million 9.9/27 in 18-49) was down 3.8 million from last week.
- NCIS* (2.6/7) checked in 14.1 million.
- The Biggest Loser (9.9 million, 4.1/11) piled on 1.8 million more.
- Scrubs* (2.7 million, 0.8/2) did about the same.
- Better Off Ted* (0.6/2) scraped up 2 milion.
- 90210* (800,000, 0.3/1) was up slightly.
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Were they simply curious to see life on Idol post-Paula Abdul? Were they hoping to get their Simon Cowell fix? Were they dying to see Victoria Beckham crack a smile? Whatever the reason, fans turned out in droves for the premiere of American Idol. The show easily dominated the competition and had its best-rated debut since 2007.
- American Idol (11.8/29 in 18-49) had 29.9 million sucked in.
- Approximately 20.7 million watched the 150th episode of NCIS (4.3/11).
- The Biggest Loser (8.1 million, 3.2/8) slimmed down by 3.6 million.
- Scrubs* (0.8/2) scrapped up 2.6 million.
- Better Off Ted (2.2 milion, 0.8/2) lost 800,000.
- 90210* (0.3/1) nailed down 770,500.
Read More | Variety
(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule.)
- Little People, Big World (TLC, 8pm): “Matt and Amy’s families gather to celebrate the twins upcoming graduation. But when Zach has a failing grade on his report card, no one is sure whether he’ll receive a diploma after all.” Fortunately, education is not a prerequisite for reality TV stardom.
- Bank of Hollywood (E!, 9pm): “Contestants include two men who want to open a mullet hair salon.” Heck - I would fork over my own money just to see that.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Jake tries to win back his ex-girlfriend by writing her love songs.” Charlie (Sheen) will be taking detailed notes.
Despite the return of NCIS and NCIS: LA, NBC - with help from The Biggest Loser: Couples - managed to outweigh CBS in the demos last night. The Eye network nearly doubled its nearest competitor in viewers though.
- NCIS (21.4 million, 4.4/12 in 18-49) scored its second biggest audience to date.
- The Biggest Loser: Couples (11.7 million, 4.6/12) had its best premiere demo in history.
- FOX’s coverage of The Orange Bowl (3.5/9) rallied 10.3 million sports fans.
- Scrubs (1.5/4) scraped up 3.9 million.
- Better Off Ted (1.3/3) turned in 3 million.
- 90210* (0.4/1) coughed up 900,000.
Read More | Variety
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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.
Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include American Idol, 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, Parenthood and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.
Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come. We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.
(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)
(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- Dog Whisperer (Nat. Geographic, 8pm): “Cesar goes Down Under to help some Aussies tame their problem pooches.” Dingoes aren’t the only things babies should be worried about.
- Hoarders (A&E, 10pm): “A woman who lost custody of her son because of her hoarding also risks losing her two daughters.” Well, that would help lighten her load a bit.
- Men of a Certain Age (TNT, 10pm): “Joe opts to dine with his bookie instead of attending a function.” He wanted to talks odds over the 2-for-1 special.
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