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If NBC doesn’t cancel Heroes after the end of this season, it would be the worst decision that network has made since….well, you know. Although some have claimed the show will return next year, the phrase “hit a series low” is constantly used when referencing the program. (Last night was no exception.) Yesterday’s episode even drew less viewers than The Jay Leno Show.

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CBS’ comedy lineup returned in fine form last night. The 100th episode of HIMYM - coupled with strong outings in the 9:00 hour - gave the network wins in both the viewers and the demos yesterday.

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Jason Alexander-Seinfeld‘s Jason Alexander has signed up to be the new face of Jenny Craig. I’m not sure I want to see a bathing suit commercial in his future.

-Oscar nominee Laura Linney will star in The Big C, a new series for Showtime. In case your mind went elsewhere, that “C” stands for “cancer.”

-Former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel could be returning to his old network. ABC is reportedly hoping he’ll replace GMA‘s George Stephanopoulos on This Week.

-Is there another Law & Order franchise on the horizon? NBC is currently entertaining a Los Angeles-based version of the show.

-The numbers may be lousy, but someone’s still watching Heroes. The NBC series was the most-pirated program last year. Lost was second while Prison Break came in third.

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A two-hour debut of The Bachelor and a two-hour return of Heroes couldn’t compete against college football action. Last night’s broadcast of the Fiesta Bowl gave FOX wins in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • Approximately 12.8 million watched Boise State beat TCU in the Fiesta Bowl (4.2/11 in 18-49).
  • (9.5 million, 3.3/8) had its largest premiere since April 2007.
  • * (2.3/6) entertained 7 million.
  • * (2.1/5) turned in 6.7 millon.
  • (4.9 million, 2.2/5) matched an all-time low.
  • * (0.4/1) delivered 1.2 million.

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

 

MONDAY (1/4)
  • Heroes (NBC, 8pm):  “Hiro launches a rescue mission but has trouble communicating with Ando about it.” Hiro stopped paying attention to the program a long time ago.
  • Conveyor Belt of Love (ABC, 10pm):  Series premiere. “A not-quite fly-by romance contest in which five women check out 30 men on a conveyor belt. The belt stops for 60 seconds to enable the guys to make to make their cases, and if two girls pick the same guy, he gets to choose.” Conveyor belt matches at sushi restaurants will become the new speed dating at bars.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A beekeeper manages his business, but his home is unkempt.” Those worker bees aren’t great at multitasking.

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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.

Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include , 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.

Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Milo Ventimiglia's new hairMilo Ventimiglia has come under fire for cutting his hair.

His latest cropped-style is a big departure from his usual floppy look and the Heroes star admits some of his fans have been upset about his change of appearance.

“Some fans seem to hate it but I needed to grow up. I have had fans come up to me demanding to know what I have done with my hair.”

The 32-year-old actor - who previously dated his Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere - also revealed he is now too old to play teenage roles so needed to change his looks in order to get offered more roles.

“I think there was a moment where my Heroes character Peter Petrelli needed to step out of the lost little boy kind of innocent persona. It also coincided at a point in my life where I can’t play these young teen roles anymore, but I still look young so I’m like what do I do? I’ll just pack on some weight and cut my hair. It helped.”

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

 

MONDAY (11/30)
  • Heroes (NBC, 8pm):  “Claire comes to an unexpected destination.” A new ratings low?
  • Lie to Me (FOX, 9pm):  “Cal, Foster and Reynolds go all in to find a missing finalist from the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where Cal must determine if the other players are being straight with him about the disappearance.” The MIA player later resurfaced after making a royal flush.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  Season premiere. “The opener follows the efforts of an adult son to help his mother, a hoarder whose compulsive behavior led to the son’s removal from the home 14 years earlier.” He was sent away with enough underwear to last him a lifetime.

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Nothing says Happy Thanksgiving like another slap for Barney Stinson. The highly-anticipated event helped kick off a strong night of comedy and put CBS on top with the demos. Meanwhile, DWTS’ penultimate episode gave ABC a win with the viewers.

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After a few weeks on the bench, House returned in fine form last night. The drama gave FOX a win in the demos yesterday while ABC was first with the viewers.

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