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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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TV Talk: Big Debut for Sisters Wives, No Max Weinberg for Conan

Sister Wives-Sister Wives pulled in a record number of voyeurs for TLC on Sunday. The reality series about a polygamist family drew in the network’s largest audience (2.3 million) for a premiere in a year.

-Dexter Morgan saw killer numbers this weekend as well. The Season 5 premiere of Dexter—which also brought in 2.3 million—was Showtime’s best opener in 15 years.

-Drummer Max Weinberg will not be joining Conan O’Brien for his new late-night talk show. Guitarist and keyboard player Jimmy Vivino will take over when Conan debuts on TBS on November 8.

-Joseph Cerniglia, who appeared on a 2007 episode of Kitchen Nightmares, was found dead in the Hudson River last week. He is now the second person connected to a Gordon Ramsay show to have committed suicide. (Hell’s Kitchen contestant Rachel Brown died in 2007.)


This Week on TV (5/3-5/9)


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MONDAY (5/3)
  • Romantically Challenged (ABC, 9:30):  “Shawn romances Lisa’s friend Vanessa because her cable system carries the hockey championship games and his doesn’t.” She didn’t realize what type of scoring he had in mind.
  • Castle (ABC, 10pm):  “Beckett and Castle investigate the death of a big-name chef found frozen in a restaurant’s kitchen.” This would not be a good time to be The Naked Chef.
  • Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen, 10pm):  “Tori and Dean’s relationship is tested after uneasy rider Dean takes a spill on the motorcycle racetrack, landing him in the hospital. The accident leaves the couple conflicted—until Dean issues an apology.” The one who should apologize is the one the audience cares about the least.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (3/19)

Days of Our Lives

Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Days of Our Lives (NBC) - Season 45
  • Destination Truth (Syfy) - Season 4
  • iCarly (Nickelodeon) - Season 4
  • Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) - Season 3
  • The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo) - Season 4

 

CANCELLATIONS??
  • Players (Spike) - Not officially canceled, but immediately pulled from schedule.

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Thursday Ratings: NBC Showered with Good News

Hey NBC - primetime might actually survive in the post-Jay Leno world after all. Last night’s arrival of Jim and Pam’s baby on The Office delivered something the network hadn’t seen before, a victory over Grey’s Anatomy in the demos. That one-hour special lead into another nice win for the network. The Marriage Ref‘s time slot debut also defeated the competition in the 18-49s.

Jim, Pam and baby on The Office8pm

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Thursday Ratings: Olympics Coverage Skates to Victory

American Idol‘s first results show of the season wasn’t strong enough to compete with the action in Vancouver. Coverage of the women’s figure skating finals helped NBC defeat FOX in the viewers and demos once again.

Yu-Na Kim in the Winter Olympics8pm

  • The (22.5 million, 5.8/16 in 18-49) fell 2.8 million from last Thursday.
  • Approximately 17.8 million watched the first four eliminations on (6.4/17).
  • (11.5 million, 3.7/10) only lost 400,000.
  • (1.1/3) ended its run with 3.9 million.
  • * (1.7 milion, 0.7/2) remained steady.

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Friday Ratings: Big Showing for Smallville

Fridays might not have been good to Dollhouse or Ugly Betty, but that doesn’t mean the night is like totally bad. Smallville‘s recent two-hour event brought in the program’s best numbers of the season.

Smallville8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: Lost is Found by Viewers

Lost’s 3-hour kickoff might not have done enough to beat the activity over at FOX, but it did do well enough to beat itself. Yesterday’s event showed year-to-year premiere improvement for the first time since Season 2. The series also had its best rating in almost two years.

Matthew Fox on Lost8pm

  • (8.9/23 in 18-49) raised 300,000 more.
  • (19.1 million, 4.3/11) fell by 1 million.
  • The first hour of * (4.1/11) recapped 9.9 million.
  • A * repeat (1.6/4) weighed in with 4.9 million.
  • * (0.4/1) kept 873,000 busy.

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This Week on TV (1/25-1/31)


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MONDAY (1/25)
  • Cake Boss (TLC, 9pm):  “Buddy deals with an indecisive client when creating a cake for the grand opening of a movie theater.” They ultimately agreed to serve melted butter on the side.
  • Castle (ABC, 10pm):  “A vacationing family return home to find a supposed squatter dead in their daughter’s bed.” The cause of Goldilocks’ death? Poisoned porridge.
  • Damages (FX, 10pm):  Season premiere. “A court has appointed Patty to recover assets lost in a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Louis Tobin (Len Cariou) while Ellen is working for the DA’s office, which will prosecute him.” Ahh - there’s nothing like the smell of a fresh backstab in the morning.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (3/31)

Lipstick Jungle

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

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • The Chopping Block (NBC) - Effective immediately.
  • Lipstick Jungle (NBC) - Officially, officially canceled. (Sorry, Brooke)

 

RENEWALS
  • Friday Night Lights (NBC) - Seasons 4 & 5
  • Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) - Season 3
  • The Real World (MTV) - Seasons 23-26
  • Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) - Seasons 18-21
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon) - Season 3

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