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Archer

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Archer (FX) - Season 2
  • BrainSurge (Nickelodeon) - Season 2
  • Greek (ABC Family) - Season 4
  • The Little Couple (TLC) - Season 3
  • Steven Seagal: Lawman (A&E) - Season 2

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Past Life (FOX) - Remaining episodes may air later this season.

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

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Gallery: TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (2/23)


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Bob Eubanks will return to host The Newlywed Game for one night only on January 7 on the . The famous game show host will step behind the mic to relieve current host Carnie Wilson, who will serve as a celebrity contestant.

The guest hosting spot will give Eubanks a distinct honor: he’ll be the first game show host in TV to have hosted the same game show in five different decades. He first became the host of the series in 1966, returning to the show again in every successive decade in new versions of the game.

Gallery: Bob Eubanks Returns to Newlywed Game


Carnie Wilson

Don’t know who she is? Well, the is going to give you plenty of opportunities to find out everything you don’t know about Carnie Wilson, best known for her role in the girl group Wilson Phillips.

She’s currently appearing on GSN as the host of the newly revamped Newlywed Game, formerly made famous in past decades by Bob Eubanks. Now, the network will try a reality style they’ve never attempted before: they’re going to spotlight Carnie’s behind-the-scenes life.

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Kelsey Grammer in Hank

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MONDAY (9/28)

Season premieres: County Jail, Lie to Me, Trauma

  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “A medical drama focusing on the first-responder paramedics at a San Francisco hospital and the extreme dangers they face to save lives.” It’s like a “very special episode” of ...every…week.
  • Unwrapped (FOOD, 9pm):  “The making of bacon ice cream at Delaware s Woodside Farm Creamery.” Hot bacon sundaes can be topped off with bacon bits and/or bacon grease.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “The lab is attacked and new CSI Jesse Cardoza is taken hostage along with four other people.” Unfortunately, the newbie wasn’t eligible for his hostage compensation benefits yet.

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Gallery: This Week on TV (9/28-10/4)


Up until now, CBS has traditionally dominated Friday nights with its Ghost Whisperer/Numb3rs combo. But could Jay Leno potentially change that? Although we’re still a week away from finding out, the program got off to a nice start this weekend. Primetime’s new 10:00 show helped give NBC a win in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (2.0/7 in 18-49) averaged 7.4 million over two hours.
  • Approximately 5 million watched the finale of (1.0/4).
  • Ghost Whisperer* (1.1/4) pulled in 4.6 million.
  • The 2009 (0.6/2) attracted 2.2 million.
  • Smallville* (0.6/2) dialed up 1.6 million.

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Gallery: Friday Ratings: NBC Makes a Week End Mark


When it comes to shows about young adults, it seems audiences prefer characters who are awkward and musical—not pretty and anorexic. Yesterday’s debut of The Beautiful Life bombed despite an ANTM lead-in and raised approximately 5 million less than its FOX competitor (Glee). As Stanford Blatch would say, TBL was Wednesday night’s fashion roadkill.

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  • The finale America’s Got Talent (3.5/10 in 18-49) averaged 15.5 million over two hours.
  • Wipeout (2.1/7) took 6.2 million down.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (5.7 million, 2.4/7) slipped by 800,000.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine* (1.1/4) had 4.5 million laughing; Gary Unmarried* (1.2/4) turned in 4.5 million.
  • America’s Next Top Model (2.8 million, 1.4/4) took a 400,000 hit.

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Gallery: Wednesday Ratings: Ugly Start for Beautiful Life


Carnie Wilson

The is sticking with Catch 21 and the newly revamped Newlywed Game. Both game shows have been renewed for another run on the cable network, and both will see big surprises in upcoming episodes.

The Newlywed Game will turn standard marriages on their ear by featuring the first-ever same-sex couple on the series: George Takei (Star Trek) and his mate Brad Altman, to be exact. Other celebs scheduled to appear with their real-life partners include Davy Jones of The Monkees and his wife Jessica Pacheco, Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo from , and several celebs from The Biggest Loser, Survivor, Real Housewives and others.

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The fall season hasn’t officially kicked into high gear, yet 90210 and Melrose Place are already coming up short. The sophomore drama debuted to nearly 2 million less than it did last year. Meanwhile, the freshman entry attracted a smaller number than Privileged did last September. (Note: CW has since canceled Privileged.)

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  • An NCIS* repeat (10.7 million, 2.1/6 in 18-49) was the hour’s largest draw.
  • Hell’s Kitchen (7.6 million, 3.5/11) had the night’s best demos.
  • America’s Got Talent* (1.5/5) got NBC warmed up with 6.8 million.
  • Shark Tank* (1.1/3) attacked 3.4 million.
  • 90210‘s debut (1.3/4) pulled in 2.6 million.

Click to continue reading Tuesday Ratings: Melrose, 90210 Disappoint

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Gallery: Tuesday Ratings: Melrose, 90210 Disappoint


Leverage

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Giuliana & Bill (Style) - Season 2
  • Leverage (TNT) - Season 3
  • Mad Men (AMC) - Season 4
  • The Singing Bee (CMT) - Season 2

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Reading Rainbow (PBS) - The program aired its last episode on August 28.
  • Rescue Me (FX) - The seventh and final season will air in 2011.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)

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Gallery: TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (9/8)


The Rachel Zoe Project

(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)

 

MONDAY (8/24)
  • Dating in the Dark (ABC, 9pm):  Season finale. “In the first season closer, an ex-FBI profiler assists the contestants.” Let’s hope proper background checks were part of his services.
  • The Rachel Zoe Project (Bravo, 10pm):  Season premiere. “Season 2 opens with celeb stylist and her mod squad assigned to dress up five actresses for the Golden Globe awards. Meanwhile, a slumping economy affects the rich and famous when the production of couture gowns drops.” In other news: Us Weekly will devote an entire issue to dresses worn twice.
  • Hoarding (A&E, 10pm):  “A woman whose children were removed from her home because of her hoarding wants to clean her home so that her children can return.” Until then, she’ll manage with the few children she kept hidden underneath the clothes.
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime, 10:30pm):  “The movie reviewer awakens from his coma to find that his critical senses have been radically altered.” Fortunately, his ability to sniff out crap was insured by Lloyd’s of London.

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Gallery: This Week on TV (8/24-8/30)


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