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Sunday Ratings: Superstars of Dance Starts on Decent Footing

Finally - new programming to talk about! Yesterday, we saw the return of ABC’s Sunday night block and got a taste of what NBC’s offering in the dance department. Despite a nice outing for its premiere, Superstars of Dance still couldn’t best Desperate Housewives’ numbers. Meanwhile, an earlier game between the Eagles and Vikings gave FOX the overall win in the viewers and the demos.

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

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Even though SAG members are currently debating whether to strike, today’s award nominations gave them all a brief distraction. If the upcoming Oscars telecast doesn’t go on as planned, next month’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (scheduled for January 25th on TNT and TBS) could be the last time actors have a reason to celebrate.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:

  • 30 Rock, Boston Legal, The Closer, John Adams and Mad Men all scored three noms each.
  • Dexter is up for its first win in the Outstanding Drama Series Ensemble category.
  • Desperate Housewives - a nominee for Best Ensemble - received no individual honors.
  • Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) all received Golden Globe nominations, but no SAG noms.

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Sunday Ratings: 24 Makes Up for Lost Time

Although it had been 18 months since we last left Jack Bauer (longer than the writers’ strike itself), fans still cared enough to welcome 24 back. Even though it was down 23% from Season 6’s debut, last night’s two-hour “bridge” movie - with help from an earlier football overrun - gave FOX wins in the viewers and the demos.

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  • (12.3 million, 4.7/11 in 18-49) lost 4.7 million.
  • The (12.2 million, 5.1/12) had its best ratings in four years.
  • (12 million) 4.0/9) was up 18% from the previous season’s finale.
  • (10.1 million, 2.7/6) slid by 2.2 million.
  • * (640,000, 0.2/0) picked up 40,000.
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    TV on DVD: November 25, 2008

    Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

    Freaks and Geeks

    • 24: Redemption
    • Beverly Hills, 90210 (Season 6)
    • The Big Easy (Season 2)
    • Case Closed (Season 3)
    • Family Affair (Complete Series)
    • Freaks and Geeks (Yearkbook Edition)
    • The Mod Squad (Season 2, Vol. 1)
    • Phoenix (Complete Collection)
    • Pumpkin Scissors (Season 1, Part 1)
    • Torchy the Battery Boy (Season 1)

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    This Week on TV (11/17-11/23)

    24 Redemption

    (You can view TV Envy’s Fall Television Programming Schedule here.)

    MONDAY (11/17)
    • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) implements changes to the Waldorf Thanksgiving traditions, which upsets Blair.” The introduction of iocane powder is always a controversial decision.
    • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon and Kate renew their vows in an intimate Hawaiian ceremony.” Wait a second - that wedding hasn’t happened yet? They’ve been milking that cow for weeks!
    • Prison Break (FOX, 9pm):  “T-Bag’s boss at GATE makes him a tempting offer.” Please don’t let it be a season renewal.
    • My Own Worst Enemy (NBC, 10pm):  “Edward makes a risky deal with a KGB agent to find information on his past.” Edward better hurry up. He only has a few chances left to get it all figured out.

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    FOX Midseason Schedule Includes 24, American Idol Premieres

    American Idol judges

    In just a few short months, the landscape on FOX will look quite a bit different. In addition to , the viewers will also see the long-awaited return of 24. (Jack Bauer has been MIA since May 2007.)

    To make room for the network’s midseason additions, several programs will undergo adjustments to their current schedule. Here are a few of the programming notes: