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This Week on TV (5/17-5/23)


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MONDAY (5/17)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Joey gets a callback for a reality show!” Canceled shows call for desperate measures.
  • Romantically Challenged (ABC, 9:30pm):  “Perry takes a stay-at-home vacation, which irritates unemployed roommate Shawn so much that Shawn is willing to take a job - virtually any job.” This is what Perry would call a ‘productive vacation.’
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, 10pm):  “Sick of the Jersey-girl superdramas, Dina reaches out to a Zen master to remove all the negativity from her life.” In different parts of Jersey, problem-solving “Zen masters” go by a different title.

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VIDEO: Lost Characters Set Aside Rocks, Play Connect Four Million


Still trying to wrap your brain around last night’s episode of ? Confused by all the chess/rock analogies? Then this Milton Bradley game might be easier for you to comprehend.

On last night’s broadcast of , the host devised a new game for Jacob and the Man in Black to play while spending their years on the island.

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This Week on TV (5/10-5/16)


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MONDAY (5/10)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends crash an upscale party attended by prominent intellectuals, and Ted tries to show off his brainier side.” His theory on the success of “The Naked Man” strategy proved to be an effective ice breaker.
  • Unwrapped (Food, 8:30pm):  “Included: a huge jawbreaker that takes three weeks to make.” And only two seconds for your child’s dentist to cash in.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack Bauer goes rogue to discover who’s behind the day’s despicable events.” A strategy that could have come in handy…even a few hours ago.

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TV Talk: Girls Gone Wild Spawns a Show, Jesus Christ Lands a Comedy

Description-Will Ellen Pompeo soon be discharged from Grey’s Anatomy? The actress says she probably won’t renew contract after next year.

-Jimmy Kimmel’s upcoming Lost special will include three alternate scenes that were created for the finale. Those clips will be revealed Sunday, May 23 at 12:05 a.m.

-HDNet will soon broadcast Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America, a behind-the-scenes series based on the Girls Gone Wild videos. The program will run for 12 weeks.

-Could we see Gabourey Sidibe singing on Glee one day? “I live and breathe for Amber Riley — as well as her character Mercedes,” the Oscar nominee declared.

-Jesus Christ may soon be a superstar on Comedy Central. The network is developing an animated series about the religious figure titled JC.


Quote of the Day: Evangeline Lilly on Her Day Job

Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen on Lost

“I consider acting a day job—it’s not my dream; it’s not my be all, end all. So I’ll continue to read scripts and I’ll continue to keep my mind open, but it’s not something I’m pursuing with any kind of intent.”

- Actress Evangeline Lilly on why the rumors regarding her quitting showbiz after aren’t necessarily untrue.

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This Week on TV (4/19-4/25)


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MONDAY (4/19)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Ted attends his mom’s wedding and is troubled by her affectionate relationship with the groom, which prompts Ted to make an impulsive decision regarding his life.” He needs to stop stringing women/fans along fast and find that other “mother"of his.
  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Wilson begins anew with an ex ().” Unfortunately, random visions of a man named “Hugo Reyes” keeps diverting her attention.
  • Romantically Challenged (ABC, 9:30pm):  Series premiere. “Lawyer and mom Rebecca (Alyssa Milano) re-enters the dating scene after a 15-year marriage and looks to her clueless friends for advice and support.” I believe the last thing any girl wants to do is help Alyssa Milano find a man.

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TV Talk: No Sex for Neal McDonough, Jimmy Kimmel’s Post-Lost Special

-Neal McDonough-Did Neal McDonough’s religious beliefs cost him a gig? According to a report, the married Catholic was replaced on ABC’s Scoundrels because he didn’t want to do love scenes with Virginia Madsen. It’s a principle the Desperate Housewives star has stuck by during his career.

-True Blood, which was already based on Charlaine Harris’ novels, will now be adapted into a comic book series. Although the main characters will be included, the stories will be different from the ones seen on HBO.

-Damages could soon be pulling double-duty. If the critically-acclaimed drama is going to stay afloat, future seasons may air first on DirecTV before it airs on FX. That’s similar to the arrangement NBC had for Friday Night Lights.

-Jimmy Kimmel’s love of Lost has earned him a prime position. The late night comedian will now host a post-finale special after the show ends its run on Sunday, May 23.


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert on the V Countdown Clock


On last night’s broadcast of The Colbert Report, host publicly complained about something many were bothered by on Tuesday night: ABC’s V countdown clock shown during Lost.

Colbert, like producer Damon Lindelof, wanted to cry himself to sleep after seeing the logo planted on the popular TV show. Surprisingly, though, Stephen was upset for an entirely different reason.

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This Week on TV (3/15-3/21)


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MONDAY (3/15)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  When Casey (Adam Baldwin) sets out on a side mission for his former commander, he lands in jail for treason. Cut to Chuck and Sarah, who try to break him out of prison and restore his good name.” They have to convince everyone he’s not one of those Baldwin brothers once and for all.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 9pm):  “Chuck discovers some things about the woman who may be his mother (Laura Harring).” He came across a steamy video of her with Naomi Watts taken somewhere near Mulholland Drive.
  • Damages (FX, 10pm):  “Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) returns to launch his new foundation.” As a member of the Handsome Men’s Club, he hopes to support up-and-coming hunks.

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Tuesday Ratings: So-So Start for Parenthood

Endless promos during the Winter Olympics didn’t exactly result in large numbers for Parenthood. Although NBC’s new drama did have a small victory in the demos, the program was still a far second with the viewers.

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  • (23.5 million, 8.6/22 in 18-49) was down 500,000 from last week.
  • (4.1/11) returned to 19.7 million.
  • (3.2/8) raised 8.3 million.
  • * (1.6/4) recapped 4.3 million.
  • * (0.3/1) turned in 736,000.

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