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TV on DVD: May 11, 2010

Daria DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Daria (Complete Series)
  • Deadliest Warrior (Season 1)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Season 5)
  • Hell’s Kitchen (Season 2)
  • Larry McMurtry’s Dead Man’s Walk (TV Miniseries)
  • Larry McMurtry’s Streets Of Laredo (TV Miniseries)
  • My Wife & Kids (Season 2)
  • Raising the Bar (Season 2)
  • Samurai Harem (Complete Collection)
  • Shin Chan (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • thirysomething (Season 3)
  • Xenosaga (Complete Series)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Tuesday Ratings: FOX was Hot, NCIS was Hotter

It took a two-hour Hell’s Kitchen finale to finally put a dent into CBS’ strong Tuesday night lineup. The FOX series helped the network win in the demos last night, even though NCIS broke the 20 million mark (again) in viewers yesterday. The reality show also managed to improve 19% from its recent May finale.

Dave Levey on Hell's Kitchen8pm

  • (20.4 million, 4.5/12 in 18-49) had the best numbers all around.
  • (3.4/9) weighed in at 9 million viewers.
  • Approximately 8 million watched Dave Levey win the sixth season of (3.8/10).
  • (1.6/4) ate 5.4 million up.
  • (1.1/3) turned in 2.4 million.

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This Week on TV (10/5-10/11)

Hugh Hefner, Kristina Shannon, Karissa Shannon and Crystal Harris

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MONDAY (10/5)
  • Sherri (Lifetime, 7pm):  Series premiere. “In the opener, Sherri () turns to her coworkers for support after learning her ex’s 20-year-old girlfriend is pregnant.” She receives emotional support from both the ladies at her table and the viewers behind the camera.
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime, 7:30pm):  Season premiere. “Rita takes Hallie to the doctor to discuss birth-control options. But Rita is in for a shock when she discovers she’s pregnant.” There’s nothing like a pregnancy to deter someone from sex.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “An investigation into the mysterious deaths of three volleyball players who dropped dead on the court.” The official autopsy reported listed “death by spike.”

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Tuesday Ratings: Huge Turnout for NCIS Block

Some things simply get better with age. After six years on CBS, NCIS returned strong for its seventh. Last night’s premiere had its largest numbers to date. That impressive performance - followed by two solid debuts - gave the network wins in both the viewers and the demos.

Chris O'Donnell in NCIS: Los Angeles8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: Melrose, 90210 Disappoint

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.)

Laura Leighton8pm

  • 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.

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This Week on TV (8/3-8/9)

The cast of Psych and Monk

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MONDAY (8/3)
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  “Brenda reopens a murder case when it’s surmised that a father may have offered a false confession to cover for his schizophrenic son. Sosie Bacon (daughter of and Kyra Sedgwick) guest stars.” Thanks to the Bernie Madoff scam, the whole Bacon family is now being put to work.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon stays home to oversee kitchen renovations while Kate and the kids head to the beach as the series returns with its first all-new episode after a five-week hiatus spurred by a marital breakup.” The show will be followed by a new series: Jon Plus His 8 Dates.
  • Making His Band (MTV, 10pm):  “The finalists move into their new pad and tensions arise between the trained musicians and those who were self-taught.” There are some who are born talented, there are some who are taught. Then there are those who buy record companies and call themselves singers.
  • Weeds (Showtime, 10pm):  “Coworkers Celia and Dean develop a new marketing scheme after discovering they have a surplus of product.” Who knew one had to create a need for weed?

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This Week on TV (7/20-7/26)

Hell's Kitchen 6 cast

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MONDAY (7/20)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Amy tries to devise a way to tag along with Ben on his trip.” She eventually settles in for listening in with the baby monitor.”
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  “Numerous mysteries spin around a high-profile shoot-out that left two cops and a teen boy dead. Enter Force Investigation Division bigwig Sharon Raydor (), whose merciless snooping upends Brenda’s investigation.” Brenda better watch out—this one stands with fist!
  • Dating in the Dark (ABC, 10pm):  Series premiere. “In the opener of a dating reality show in which contestants meet and get acquainted in a completely dark room, the contestants are given an article of clothing belonging to one of their dates.” Thankfully, Ed Hardy t-shirts can’t be seen with the lights off.
  • Obsessed (A&E, 10pm):  “A woman with a fear of the weight of objects and the harm they could cause.” This is often referred to as the “I Hate Working Out Syndrome.”

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2009 Summer Television Schedule

America's Got Talent

Okay - so most of our favorite shows are gone now. But that doesn’t mean our summer has to completely suck.

Never got a chance to watch during the regular season? Here’s your chance to catch up! Like to see people embarrass themselves? Then might be the perfect summer treat! Missing both American Idol and Dancing with the Stars? Then is just the ticket for you!

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 August 19. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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Thursday Ratings: Evening Not So Grey for ABC

Things may have looked grim for the characters of Grey’s Anatomy, but the show looked alive and well last night. The program - Thursday’s top performer - had its best demo performance in 3 months and its largest audience since last fall’s premiere. The weeper gave ABC wins in both the viewers and the 18-49ers yesterday.

Grey's Anatomy's Kevin McKidd8pm

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Thursday Ratings: Criminal Evening for CBS

One week after facing a new Private Practice, Southland was put to another test. A repeat of Criminal Minds not only did better than the now-moved Harper’s Island, it attracted the most viewers in the 10:00 hour.

Joe Mantegna in Criminal Minds8pm

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