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Now that we have come to the end of the writers’ strike, it’s time to once again update our television programming schedules.
Mid-season replacements have had seen their debuts shuffled (e.g. New Amsterdam), some programs are coming back with new episodes (e.g. Scrubs, 30 Rock) while other shows aren’t slated to return until next year (Pushing Daisies).
Here you can find acompilation of the 2008 post-strike schedules
for the five major networks. I would highly recommend printing this out since there are major changes across the board.
- This is the updated schedule as of May 6. Be prepared to see more changes and settling in the weeks to come.
- The list consists of premieres and dates for new episodes.
- If a particular time slot/network is not mentioned, either nothing has changed or no specific announcement has been made yet.
- Dancing With the Stars, ABC
- My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, NBC
- The Big Bang Theory, CBS
- Bones, FOX (new as of 4/14)
- Gossip Girl, CW (new as of 4/21)
- How I Met Your Mother, CBS
- Two and a Half Men, CBS
- House, FOX (new as of 4/28)
- One Tree Hill, CW (new as of 4/14)
- Samantha Who?, ABC (new as of 4/7)
- Rules of Engagement, CBS (returns 4/14)
- The Bachelor, ABC
- CSI: Miami, CBS
It should come as no surprise that CBS is renewing The Amazing Race for a 13th installment. The Emmy award-winning show is addicting, fast-paced and filled with colorful characters. It also doesn’t require any writers.
Although Race is coming very close to matching Survivor’s lengthy life span, the Jerry Bruckheimer production doesn’t feel nearly as tired as its predecessor. Unlike the Mark Burnett creation (currently on Round 15), the reality competition actually looks like its being filmed in a new location every single season. (Plus, the show has my personal fave - host Phil Keoghan.)
The Amazing Race 12 currently airs Sundays @ 8pm on CBS.
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- The Closer (TNT, 8pm): The special two-hour holiday episode brings Brenda’s parents into the investigative fold. Nothing says Christmas like talking blood with your blood.
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): (NOTE: This is the last new episode left.) ‘Peter squares off against former friends thanks to Adam’s confusing story about the Shanti virus.’ He shouldn’t fault Adam; the confusing storyline is to blame.
- K-Ville (FOX, 9pm): ‘Boulet and Cobb investigate an insurance adjuster’s murder.’ As if there weren’t enough people in New Orleans with a motive.
- Life (NBC, 10pm): (First half of the two-parter; 2nd half airs Wednesday). ‘Evidence points to Reese’s father in the murders that sent Crews to prison.’ I’m guessing this won’t be resolved anytime soon…otherwise, we wouldn’t have a show.
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- Prison Break (FOX, 8pm): ‘Lechero reveals a secret buried beneath Sona.’ He’s been linked to the Lost hatch this whole time. (NOTE: This will be the last new Prison episode until Jan. 14th.)
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): ‘The calendar turns back four months.’ Does this mean the writers still have a chance to redo this whole season?
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): ‘Charlie finds success as a children’s singing star.’ He becomes The Wiggles’ new green-shirted guy.
- The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (ABC, 10pm): This is their opportunity to make up for any embarrassing moments they didn’t have a chance to create.
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**NBC will devote this whole week to the environment and inject something ‘green’ into all their shows. To enjoy it, we must turn on our TVs.**
**Special times for the ABC lineup tonight; Dancing With The Stars runs until 9:45 (pushing everything else 15 minutes late).**
- Prison Break (FOX, 8pm): Two-hour episode. Michael finally learns that Sara has been murdered tonight. I’m curious to see how steely his eyes can get.
- Everybody Hates Chris (CW, 8pm): ‘When Chris joins the writing staff of the school newspaper, he makes up a story about a serial killer that causes a panic in the community.’ This is what people get when they don’t pay for a real newspaper.
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm): ‘Marshall learns Lily’s dirty little financial secret when he and she decide to buy an apartment.’ As Suze Orman would say: “If he didn’t realize how many pairs of shoes she had, he’s equally to blame.”
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm): ‘The guys ask Penny to join their ‘Halo’ team.’ The only time boys ask me to play Halo is when they need someone to kill.
Although FOX was probably hoping for a seven-game series, the World Series still provided another successful night for the network.
- Game 4 of the World Series (6.6/15 in 18-49 demo) averaged 19.7 million viewers for the night.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (14 million, 5.2/13) was slightly up from last week.
- A rerun of CSI (9.4 million, 2.2/6) warmed the spot left vacant by Viva Laughlin.
- NBC’s The Bourne Supremacy (5.88 million, 1.9/4) didn’t come close to normal football numbers.
- Life is Wild (1.1 million, 0.4/1) lost another 500,000.
- Desperate Housewives (18.1 million, 7.1/6 in 18-49 demo) remained strong against Red Sox.
- Cold Case (11.7 million, 3.0/7) saw a slight increase from last Sunday.
- With 12.7 million, Brothers & Sisters (4.6/11 in 18-49 demo) was up over a million viewers.
- Shark (10.3 million, 2.3/6) held steady from last week.
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- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Charlie’s girlfriend does not like to be seen with him in public.” She’s afraid she’ll be attacked by Denise Richards.
- Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30): “Sam assumes her role as a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, but upon arriving, she learns that the friend does not want her there.” If only she knew that before she paid for the dress.
- The Bachelor (ABC, 10pm): “The final four contestants bring Brad home to meet their parents.” The dads all envy his cool beard.
- Californication (Showtime, 10:30pm): Season finale. Hopefully I’ll stop singing the Chili Peppers song now.
Sorry, Viva Laughlin, but I couldn’t be more excited that The Amazing Race is back. It is my favorite reality show and (full disclosure) the only one for which I’ve ever made an audition tape. Remember me from that one season? No, you don’t, because I was never chosen. But, even though I was snubbed by the show, I still love it, and as the premiere draws near, I thought I’d take a moment to judge several books by their covers and give you my initial thoughts on the newest crop of racers and how much I want them to win.
The one-two punch from FOX’s sports coverage helped the network take Sunday’s win (followed by ABC, NBC and CBS).
- A football overrun combined with a Boston Red Sox victory helped score FOX (6.4/16 in 18-49 demo) an average of 17.9 milllion fans.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (13.6 million, 5.0/12) was up over 1 million from last week.
- NBC’s Broncos/Steelers game (4.2/10) averaged 10.4 million fans.
- Viva Laughlin (1.2/3) kissed it’s run goodbye with 6.4 million.
- Life is Wild (1.6 million, 0.5/1) did what it does.
- With 17.8 million fans, Desperate Housewives (7.1/16 in 18-49 demo) held its own against the sports lineup.
- Cold Case (11.4 million, 2.6/6) was down from last Sunday.
- Brothers & Sisters (11.4 million, 4.6/11 in 18-49 demo) lost over a million from last week.
- CBS’s Shark (2.4/6) rounded off the evening with 10.9 million viewers.
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**No new episode of Ellen today. She’s still recovering from all the doggy drama**
- Live With Regis and Kelly (ABC, syndicated): Jimmy Kimmel will be pulling double-duty this week as he fills in for Regis Philbin in NY and tapes his show in LA. (I’m guessing we’ll still be seeing him on Dancing With The Stars as well.) If we’re lucky, Guillermo will fill in for Gelman too.
- Prison Break (FOX, 8pm): The show returns tonight after being preempted by baseball last week. What? You don’t care either?
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): Many fans have been waiting for Kristen Bell’s debut tonight. Unfortunately, she’s one more new character I’ll have to ignore.
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