+ Fox has just announced that the two-hour series finale for cult sci-fi show Fringe will air on January 18. Here's to hoping that it will actually answer all the questions to the series, unlike that other J.J. Abrams show...
+ ABC's hit comedy Modern Family has cast Elizabeth Peña (Rush Hour, The Incredibles) as the Pilar, mother to Sofia Vergara's Gloria.
+ Juno writer and creator of Showtime's short-lives The United States of Tara, Diablo Cody, has sold her romantic comedy series to ABC. Alex + Amy "will revolve around a millennial guy and Gen X woman in love." No word on casting just yet.
(Make sure to check out TV Envy's Programming Schedule.)
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Charlie can't get over Rose being married, and he begins to stalk her." He never realized she was a Heavenly Creature until now.
- Heavy (A&E, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Two 37-year-olds from Houston are profiled in the opener of a series following 22 individuals struggling with obesity as they try to adhere to a healthy regimen for six months." This isn't light fare we're talking about.
- Harry's Law (NBC, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Irascible attorney Harriet 'Harry' Korn is fired in the series opener and sets up her own practice in an abandoned shoe store." Her clients shouldn't be fooled into thinking they will Payless.
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A new year means a new TV schedule.
This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with Live to Dance while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.
As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will Fringe. Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.
We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.
(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
Season premieres: Castle, Chase, Chuck, Dancing with the Stars, The Event, Hawaii Five-0, House, How I Met Your Mother, Lone Star, Mike & Molly, Rachael Ray, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.): “In the sixth season opener, Ted runs into Cindy (Rachel Bilson), whom he dated briefly—and who is also the roommate of his future wife.” He heard from a little bird (a.k.a. Twitter) that she wasn’t with Hayden Christensen anymore.
- Chuck (NBC, 8 p.m.): “Season 4 opens with Chuck engaging in a sweeping quest to find his mother (Linda Hamilton), all while keeping the rogue mission a secret from his sister.” The only clue he has to work with is the fading Polaroid picture John Conner gave him.
Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.): “In the eighth-season opener, Charlie this it’s time to cut back on his drinking.”
His judgeHe also thinks it would be smart to film a PSA.
Here are some of the TV on DVD options available today:
- America: The Story of Us (Miniseries)
- The Big Bang Theory (Season 3)
- Designing Women (Season 4)
- Fringe (Season 2)
- Ghost Adventures (Season 2)
- Glee (Season 1)
- Glee (Season 1, Vol. 2)
- The Good Wife (Season 1)
- Grey’s Anatomy (Season 6)
- Hetalia: Axis Powers (Season 1)
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia (Season 5)
- Lark Rise to Candleford (Season 3)
- The League (Season 1)
- Private Practice (Season 3)
- Rules of Engagement (Season 3)
- Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job (Season 4)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:
- 30 Rock (NBC) - Season 5
- Brothers & Sisters (ABC) - Season 5
- Community (NBC) - Season 2
- The Fashion Show (Bravo) - Season 2
- Fringe (FOX) - Season 3
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FOX’s ride to the top ended quickly. When originals returned to ABC and CBS, so did the numbers. Last night, the Alphabet network - with no help from The Deep End - narrowly took first in the demos. Meanwhile, CBS was easily the winner with the viewers.
- Bones (12.3 million, 3.3/10 in 18-49) did about the same.
- CBS’ Survivor Survivor special (2.4/7) had 8.3 million looking back.
- Community (2.2/7) entertained 5.2 million.
- The Deep End (5.1 million, 1.3/4) plunged by 900,000.
- Parks and Recreation (4.9 million, 2.3/6) hit a season high rating.
- The Vampire Diaries (4 million, 1.8/5) sucked in 200,000 more.
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Jeff Probst had to learn a very hard lesson last night: Fans simply don’t like to watch him in shows that aren’t titled Survivor. Last night’s Live for the Moment special got beat by everything in the demos…even repeats. Meanwhile, FOX - just about the only network to air originals - easily won in the viewers and the 18-49s.
- Bones (12.4, 3.6/11 in 18-49) had the night’s best numbers.
- The Deep End (6 million, 1.7/5) lost 1 million.
- Live for the Moment (1.1/3) scraped up 4.7 million.
- Community* (4.2 million, 1.6/5) turned in 4.2 million.
- Parks and Recreation* (1.6/4) entertained 3.7 million.
- The Vampire Diaries (3.8 million, 1.8/5) was steady.
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Last night’s programming ended with interesting results. Despite non-stop promotions, ABC’s freshman series The Deep End struggled to find an audience with the 18-49s during its hour. Meanwhile, CBS had some good and bad news. On the plus side, repeats of The Big Bang Theory did better than original comedies on NBC. On the negative side, Bones actually beat CSI in the demos.
- Bones (11.9 million, 3.5/10 in 18-49) had its biggest audience in three years.
- The first episode of The Big Bang Theory (2.1/6) pulled in 6.9 million; a second half hour (2.4/7) rose to 7.5 million
- The Deep End (1.8/5) had 7 million testing out the waters.
- Community (4.7 million, 2.1/6) gave up 700,000.
- Parks and Recreation (4.3 million, 2.0/5) was down 300,000.
- The Vampire Diaries (1.6/4) returned to 3.7 million.
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If this continues, ABC may do crossover stunts every week. Last night’s two-hour event between Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice gave ABC an easy win in the demos. Meanwhile, CBS, with its crime block, came ahead with the viewers.
- Bones (3.3/10 in 18-49) unearthed 10.7 million.
- The Mentalist* (1.9/6) delivered 9.6 million.
- Approximately 5.4 million watched Jack Black’s cameo on Community (2.3/7).
- ABC’s special on Haiti (1.4/4) had 5.4 million feeling emotional.
- Parks and Recreation (2.1/6) rounded up 4.6 million.
- The Vampire Diaries* (0.7/2) was good for 1.7 million.
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