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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.)
Let’s face it - there really wasn’t much going on yesterday. (And there probably won’t be for a while.) Despite several repeats, CBS still managed to top the competition in both the viewers and the dmeos.
- Million Dollar Password (8.3 million, 1.5/5 in 18-49) won the hour in viewers.
- The finale of Secret Millionaire (6.4 million, 2.0/6) had the hour’s best demos.
- My Name is Earl* (4.7 million, 1.7/5) lost 1.9 million; Kath & Kim* (3.8 million, 1.6/5) gave up 1.5 million.
- Ugly Betty (4.6 million, 1.3/4) was down 800,000.
- Smallville* (2.1 million, 0.8/2) whittled away 400,000.
Read More | TV by the Numbers
Despite a nice showing for NBC’s Muppets special, audiences had their sights set on criminals last night. CBS was #1 with the viewers and the demos once again.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.5 million, 2.0/6 in 18-49) was down 800,000; Gary Unmarried (7.6 million, 2.3/7) only lost 400,000.
- Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (7.4 million, 2.4/7) had the hour’s best demos.
- Secret Millionaire (6.7 million, 2.2/7) gave up a 1/2 million.
- The possible last episode of Pushing Daisies (4.8 million, 1.6/5) pushed away 200,000.
- CW’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show* (0.9/3) had 2.4 million glued to their television.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
A string of repeats on ABC - and a debut from Laurence Fishburne - only made CBS’ job a little bit easier last night. The Eye network took wins in both the viewers and the demos yesterday.
- Survivor: Gabon (13.2 million, 4.1/11 in 18-49) rounded up 400,000 more.
- My Name is Earl (6.6 million, 2.7/8) picked up 500,000 Ugly Betty fans; Kath & Kim (5.3 million, 2.4/7) added 400,000.
- Ugly Betty* (1.5/4) turned in 5.4 million.
- Secret Millionaire (2.0/6) had 5.4 million feeling charitable.
- Smallville* (2.5 million, 0.9/3) was up slightly.
Read More | Variety
There’s nothing viewers like more than watching people give out money. Yesterday, FOX’s Secret Millionaire built upon last week’s numbers and won its hour in the demos. CBS, though, was the top network in both categories this Wednesday.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (8.3 million, 2.2/7 in 18-49) hit a season high; Gary Unmarried (8 million, 2.4/7) maintained most if its lead-in.
- Secret Millionaire (7.2 million, 2.7/8) improved by 1/2 million.
- Pushing Daisies (5 million, 1.6/5) was up a notch.
- NBC‘s Little Spirit: Christmas In New York special (1.4/4) entertained 5 million.
- Stylista* (1.2 million, 0.4/1) was down slightly.
Read More | Variety
CBS surprisingly did well yesterday without its usual Wednesday lineup. The network’s night of variety - Rudolph, Grammys, Heidi - ended up taking the night’s demos. Meanwhile, crime-free competition helped NBC pick up a rare win with the viewers.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (4.2/12 in 18-49) drew in 11.7 million.
- Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2.2/6) had 10.4 million feeling festive.
- Approximately 6.7 million watched the debut of Secret Millionaire (2.3/7).
- Pushing Daisies (4.9 million, 1.5/4) was up 10%.
- Stylista* (0.5/1) registered 1.3 million.
Read More | Variety
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(You can view TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule here.)MONDAY 12/1)
- Shrek the Halls (ABC, 8pm): Hopefully this Mike Myers laugher will help us all forget The Love Guru.
- Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo, 8pm): “Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter film franchise, charts his career journey.” I’m not sure I want to see James Lipton enthusiastically talking about Radcliffe’s nude Broadway performance.
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): “Ando, Sam and Frack try to restore Hiro’s memory with a comic book.” Any person trying to follow this series should be given an instruction manual.
- Boston Legal (ABC, 10pm): “When Denny receives bad news about the state of his Alzheimer’s, Alan goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court to plead for access to an experimental drug that can help his condition.” Alzheimers? Maybe Shatner simply forgot why George Takei dislikes him so.
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