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TV on DVD: May 5, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Boston Legal Season 5 DVD

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A Belated Ending for October Road

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Gossip,

October Road

Although followers of were left wanting after the show’s cancellation, those devotees could still get a bit of closure. The program’s co-creators (Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum and AndrĂ© Nemec) have written a 15-minute finale that they hope will answer many questions.

The piece - which sounds very similar to what happened at the end of Felicity - would start with Hannah and Big Cat’s wedding and then immediately jump seven years forward.

The plan is to attach “Don’t Look Back: An Epilogue for an Epic Love” (which has not yet been filmed) to October Road‘s Season 2 DVD and/or air it on the web.

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TV Guide


Networks Announce Scheduling Cuts

Women's Murder Club

UPDATE:  You can find out which programs CBS just cut here.

Over the next few days, the networks will be furiously announcing their additions and deletions for the fall season. While the fates of some shows are still in limbo (e.g. , How I Met Your Mother), here are a few of the programs you can say goodbye to right now.

  • ABC: Men in Trees, October Road, Oprah’s Big Give, Women’s Murder Club
  • CW: Aliens in America
  • FOX: Back to You, New Amsterdam

(On a side note: You can expect TV Envy’s Summer Programming Schedule to be published soon.)

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TV Guide


Monday Ratings:  CBS Slips Past NBC

FOX’s new dramas failed to muster up much attention.  The network fell in third last night behind CBS and NBC.

8pm
Canterbury's Law

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Variety


This Week on TV (3/10-3/16)

The Real Housewives of New York City

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (3/10)
  • The Bachelor: Where Are They Now? (ABC, 8pm):  “Highlights from past seasons include segments catching up with past bachelors (Andrew Firestone and Aaron Buerge) and former contestants.”  So the whole point of the show is to say there is no point to this show.  Look at how successful it’s been!
  • Canterbury’s Law (FOX, 8pm):  Series premiere.  “Julianna Margulies stars as a maverick defense lawyer who plays by her own rules to help the falsely accused.”  I’m guessing will still be on long after this program goes off the air.
  • New Amsterdam (FOX, 9pm):  Regular day and time.  If you didn’t watch last Tuesday or Thursday, I’m sure you won’t tonight either.
  • October Road (ABC, 9pm):  Special time.  In the season (series?) finale, “Eddie’s ex-girlfriend shows up to reconnect with him, causing problems in his relationship with Janet.”  Since we may never get a satisfactory resolution from this ratings-starved show, let’s just pretend Janet kicks her ass.

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Monday Ratings: ABC Crowned the Big Winner

A program about the Royal Family brought ABC regal numbers.  The network earned its second Monday win in a row.

8pm
Queen Elizabeth

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Hollywood Reporter


Monday Ratings: NBC Chalks Up Another Win

Somewhere packed in those Deal or No Deal suitcases is a ratings gold mine.  The game show helped give another Monday win.

8pm
Dan Cortese, My Dad is Better Than Your Dad

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Variety


Monday Ratings:  NBC Scores A Good Deal

FOX may have Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but NBC rules Mondays with its share of reality hits.  Last night, the network lead in both viewers and demos.

8pm
The New Adventures of Old Christine

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ABC Announces Renewed Shows

Pushing Daisies Now that we are days away from a probable end to the writers strike, has felt comfortable talking about the network’s future.  Although the rest of 2007-08 remains unclear, the 2008-09 year is starting to take shape.

A total of nine shows have so far received renewal notices from the Alphabet network. That’s not to say more won’t come.  But many programs not currently listed may have reason to be nervous.

Of the shows returning this fall, five are ‘veterans’; four are newbies that survived their freshman year.  Those programs (in alphabetical order) are:  Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? and Ugly Betty.

A sampling of those not mentioned include October Road, Carpoolers, Cavemen, Boston Legal, Men in Trees and Women’s Murder Club.  (Big Shots is apparently dead already.)

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E! Online


Monday Ratings: ‘Terminator’ Showing Signs of Weakness

It looks like the novelty of Terminator may be starting to wear off.  For the second week in a row, it was brought down by reality lineup.

8pm
Summer Glau

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Variety


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