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Monday Ratings: CBS Edges Past FOX

Even though House was still hot with the 18-49s, it got little help from Lie to Me. FOX came in a close second to CBS last night in the demos while ABC was on top with the viewers.

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Casting Corner: Parenthood, Cougar Town, Criminal Minds and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Parenthood: What was once linked to both Maura Tierney and Helen Hunt, now belongs to Lauren Graham. The Gilmore Girls actress has officially been cast as Sarah Braverman in NBC’s Parenthood. Tierney was originally supposed to play the single mother of two teenagers before she was sidelined with breast cancer. A failed deal then kept Hunt from taking over the part.

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Monday Ratings: Trauma Needs Assistance

NBC needs some help, stat! Yesterday’s series premiere of Trauma did nothing for the Peacock network’s health on Mondays. The medical drama pulled in numbers smaller than last fall’s stinker, My Own Worst Enemy. By night’s end, ABC was on top with the viewers while FOX was 1st in the demos.

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TV on DVD: September 29, 2009

How I Met Your Mother Season 4 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Ax Men (Season 2)
  • Cagney & Lacey: The Menopause Years
  • Cagney & Lacey: The Return
  • Cobra (Complete Series)
  • CSI: NY (Season 5)
  • Daybreak (Complete Series)
  • Foyle’s War (Series 1-5)
  • The Guild (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Complete Series)
  • How I Met Your Mother (Season 4)
  • Kings (Season 1)
  • Life on Mars (Complete Series)

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Monday Ratings: FOX is Back in the House

All hands were on deck last night for the official Monday of the fall season. When the dust settled, House and Big Bang improved; Dancing with the Stars and Two and a Half Men fell; meanwhile, Jay Leno and Heroes sunk. (To see last September’s numbers, click here.)

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  • Although it had the night’s largest audience, (17.5 million, 4.1/10 in 18-49) was down 3.6 million from last fall.
  • (16.5 million, 6.5/16) improved by 1.8 million from its last Tuesday premiere.
  • (9.2 million, 3.5/9) was off 500,000; (3.2/8) opened to 9 million.
  • (6 million, 2.7/7) plunged 3.7 million from one year ago.
  • (2.5 million, 1.2/3) did about the same as last week.

 

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This Week on TV (9/21-9/27)

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay

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

 

MONDAY (9/21)

Season premieres: Accidentally on Purpose, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, House, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men

  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Season 6 begins with House as a detoxing patient at a mental hospital. He concocts an escape plan aided by his roommate and a visitor named Lydia (Franka Potente).” Run House Run!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends discover that Robin and Barney are secretly a couple.” He couldn’t stop talking aboot the girl he hooked up with last night.
  • Dancing with the Stars 9 (ABC, 8pm):  The opener begins with 16 celebrities including Lindsay Lohan’s ex (Aaron Carter), Shannen Doherty’s ex (Ashley Hamilton) and the ex-House Majority Leader (Tom DeLay). At least one of these guys has been disgraced.

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2009 Primetime Emmy Nominations

2009 Emmy nominations

Bright and early this morning, Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Just like last year, we saw many first-timers named and a long list of cable acknowledgements (for both pay and basic channels). Thanks to expanded categories, we also saw a number of surprises (Flight of the Conchords, ) and overdue nominations (How I Met Your Mother, Big Love).

For the second year in a row, , with its 16 nominations, topped all drama programs. Meanwhile, 30 Rock broke comedy records with a whopping 22 noms. Overall, HBO was the most-nominated network with 99 mentions while NBC - yes, NBC - came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 20 on CBS.

 

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Monday Ratings: ABC Wilts Next to CBS Repeats

Reality hit ABC’s reality programs yesterday evening. Without the help of Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelorette was just another dating show. CBS’ repeat-filled lineup was actually the victor in both the viewers and the demos last night.

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2009 Summer Television Schedule

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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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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/19)

Medium's Patricia Arquette

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

 

RENEWALS
  • Criminal Minds (CBS) - Season 5
  • CSI (CBS) - Season 10
  • CSI: Miami (CBS) - Season 8
  • CSI: NY (CBS) - Season 6
  • Gary Unmarried (CBS) - Season 2
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Season 5
  • Law & Order (NBC) - Season 20
  • The Mentalist (CBS) - Season 2
  • NCIS (CBS) - Season 7
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - Season 5

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