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George Clooney might be able to schedule meetings with high-ranking politicians, but he can’t save a whole network. Even though ER saw its best audience in two years, NBC only tied for third in the demos and placed fourth with the viewers last night. (The winner in both categories was CBS.)

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Taylor Swift isn’t just a big concert draw, the country music sensation is a ratings hit as well. Swift’s stint on CSI helped give the CBS program a nice boost on Thursday night. Unfortunately, that other musical hit (a.k.a. American Idol) was also around to do its thing.

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Wondering how NBC will coincidentally bring their seasoned vets back into the fold? Trying to figure out what role Susan Sarandon will play in the departing series?

Although it appears NBC will be keeping ‘s cameo close to the vest, the network has allowed us sneak peeks of two other cast faves: Julianna Margulies and Eriq La Salle.

Make sure to set your DVRs. Julianna, Eriq, Susan and George are all scheduled for the March 12 episode of ER.

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

ER: George Clooney won’t be the only cameo to keep an eye out for in the next few weeks. TV Guide reports that vet Sherry Stringfield (Dr. Susan Lewis) is now scheduled to make a return to County General as well. No details about her visit have been revealed.

Meanwhile, it’s been announced that Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel will be appearing in the April 2nd two-hour finale as Julia Wise, a new intern.

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Despite hitting season-low audience numbers, a delayed episode of American Idol was still a nuisance for Thursday’s nights staples.

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  • (7.1/19 in 18-49) raised 20.7 million viewers.
  • (12.3 million, 4.0/11) took a 1.4 million hit.
  • (6.8 million, 1.9/5) lost 900,000.
  • NBC’s Kung Fu Panda special (1.4/4) entertained 4 million; (3.4 million, 1.5/4) plummeted by 1.7 million.
  • * (2.1 million, 0.7/2) was down a few notches.

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The conclusion of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event gave the network another win in the demos last night. Meanwhile, a CSI drop didn’t keep CBS from placing first with the viewers.

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  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Chuck and Sarah go undercover as a happily married couple in surburbia.” A happy couple in surburbia? Isn’t the whole point to be inconspicuous?
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “The Gosselins settle into their new home after the big move, but there’s still lots of work to be done.” And Kate will make sure Jon knows it.
  • Kyle XY (ABC Family, 9pm):  “Kyle reluctantly starts working at Latnok to repay his debt, and it’s not at all what he expects. Yet he still wants to quit, until he considers the Tragers’ current financial situation.” Back up a second—someone’s hiring?
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  “Contestants walk the red carpet with their parents, but there are also several secret tests of manners going on.” In other words, pushing mom out of your spotlight would be inadvisable.

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ABC’s crossover experiment paid off big time yesterday. Despite an all-new lineup on CBS (and the season premiere of Survivor), the Alphabet network finished the night with a win in the demos. CBS, though, did place first with the viewers.

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  • (4.4/13 in 18-49) kicked things off with 13.8 million.
  • (7.4 million, 2.3/6) did about the same.
  • (6.3 million, 2.6/8) was up a smidge; (5.5 million, 2.4/6) picked up 800,000.
  • ‘s coverage of the 40th NAACP Image Awards (1.4/4) drew in 4.2 million.
  • * (2.4 million, 0.9/3) was off by 1.5 million.

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Last night, ABC wasted a Grey’s/Private Practice crossover special on a competition-free evening. CBS’ repeat-filled slate allowed the Alphabet network to win in the both the viewers and the demos.

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