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The Borgias, Showtime

Only five episodes of The Borgias have aired so far, but Showtime has renewed the series for a second season.

The show is currently averaging 1.1 million viewers every week, big numbers for Showtime. The Borgias revolves around the scandalous family of the same name, led by Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons).

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Gallery: Showtime Renews The Borgias for Season 2


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The Kennedys miniseriesThe little-known Reelz Channel was only too happy to relieve The History Channel of their miniseries burden, and the decision is paying off. The Kennedys was watched by a record-setting audience on Sunday night, putting the small cable channel on the map.

An average of 1.9 million watched the “cursed” miniseries, a re-telling of the Kennedy family history that The History Channel was too afraid to air -- despite doing all the work on the project. The numbers aren’t exactly epic, but when you consider that only 60 million homes receive Reelz it’s a huge accomplishment - and the biggest numbers the channel has ever earned.

The Kenendys stars Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson.

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Gallery: The Kennedys Set Ratings Record


Susan Lucci, soap opera Queen, recently appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the possibility that All My Children’s epic run may be coming to an end. You can hear her comments in the video above. News first broke on TV Squad that ABC was considering calling it quits on the long-running soap.

But, Lucci didn’t have a whole lot to offer on the rumors. “We’ll see,” she said of possible cancellation. Lucci also said the show has many “passionate” fans in its corner. But ratings for the show are dramatically down (34% from last year), and it’s in last place.

And that does not bode well for the soap, which has been on the air since 1970. Lucci has been with the show for its entire run.

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Gallery: VIDEO: Is All My Children Getting Canceled?


Being Human SyFy 2011

The network formerly known as SciFi will renew Being Human for a second season. The original series, which is a remake of the BBC show of the same name, drew an impressive (for cable) 2.14 million viewers in its second episode.

Now, fans of the show will have the chance to watch the continuing adventures of a trio of friends -- a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost -- who must attempt to be human even though, they aren’t.

New episodes of the series are currently airing on Monday nights on the SyFy channel at 9 pm EST.

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Gallery: Being Successful: SyFy Renews Vampire, Werewolf Series


Paula Abdul, Simon CowellWednesday night was epic for number-crunchers.

Paula Abdul’s new reality series Live to Dance competed for the same viewers in the same time slot as reality standard American Idol -- which no longer has Simon Cowell behind it. So, which reality series fared better?

Sadly, Abdul didn’t do too well. Live to Dance scored about 1 million in the key 18-49 demographic, compared to Idol’s 9.7.

The reality juggernaut is still down among its target audience, continuing its steady decline. But Idol isn't in serious trouble yet . . . and the same can't be said for Paula's Dance act. In the same time slot last year, sitcom reruns managed to pull down more viewers than Abdul’s reality contest.

Gallery: Ratings: Paula Abdul’s Dance Against Cowell-Less American Idol


The Game

Sometimes a cancellation can be the best thing to happen to the series.

When was dropped by CW in May 2009, the comedy/drama about football players and their significant others was picked up by . That was a record-breaking move.

The first two episodes of Season 4 averaged 7.7 million viewers -- almost 6 million more than it did on the CW -- and set a viewership record for sitcoms on cable.

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Gallery: The Game Raises Its Game on BET


Saturday Night Live is ringing 2011 in strong.

The show’s first episode of the year, hosted by Jim Carrey, scored big ratings. SNL’s first 2011 installment brought in the biggest numbers for the series since Betty White was the host last May.

The video above features a Black Swan spoof that was definitely one of Carrey’s shining moments on the show.

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Gallery: Jim Carrey Scores for SNL



Based on the ratings from last night's premiere episode, fans of The Bachelor aren't particularly interested in seeing Brad Womack for a second time. But how would those same viewers feel if the gentleman in question was Perez Hilton?

On last night's broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the celebrity blogger got his own chance to look for love ... and an an opportunity to get close to host Chris Harrison.

I don't know about you -- but I would definitely be interested in watching this version of the aging show.

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Gallery: VIDEO: Should Perez Hilton Be ABC’s Newest Bachelor?


Eliza Dushku-Former Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku has already backed out of a pilot for TNT. "Hey guys! News to report~ We have mutually & AMICABLY decided to part ways on Bird Dog due to creative differences. No worries/fears/tears," she wrote on Twitter.

-Portia DeGeneres has officially turned down an opportunity to be on Dancing with the Stars. The actress was reportedly asked to compete with a same-sex partner.

-The season finale of Walking Dead killed in the ratings on Sunday night. The episode -- which attracted 6 million viewers -- had the highest numbers ever for a basic cable series in the 18-49 demo.

-The weekend wasn't so bright for David Hasselhoff. A&E's The Hasselhoffs debuted to 718,000 viewers. In comparison the network's other new program, Storage Wars, recently opened to 2 million viewers.

Gallery: TV Talk: No TNT for Eliza Dushku, No DWTS for Portia DeGeneres


It might be too soon to say whether the curiosity factor will die down, but there’s one thing can safely claim (for now): her new TLC series is a big hit.

Last night’s debut of had approximately 5 million people tuning it. That’s the largest number ever for a series premiere on that channel. (Episodes of Jon & Kate have drawn larger numbers.)

The reality program/travel show/political campaign – from Survivor producer Mark Burnett – is scheduled to last another seven weeks (unless, for some reason, Sarah decides to wants to end things early).

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Gallery: Sarah Palin’s Alaska a Ratings Hit for TLC


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