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‘Viva Laughlin’ Canceled; ‘The Amazing Race’ Returns

Viva Laughlin has had hits in the theaters (X-Men) and on Broadway (The Boy from Oz), but his mark on television will have to wait.  Jackman served as the executive producer of —the first significant cancellation of the fall season.

Yes, you could argue that Nashville technically earned that dubious honor, but Fox claimed the show was returning in October (yeah—I know it’s gone).  Then there was that small CW show, .  The pseudo-news program that really didn’t exist was just replaced by reruns of .  Regardless, I can safely say that Viva was the first ‘scripted’ show to go kaput.

After only one week on air (granted, there were two episodes), put the brakes on the musical drama.  Many who saw Thursday’s overnight ratings predicted this day would come—though I’m not sure they imagined it would arrive so soon.  Unfortunately, Viva’s second dismal performance last night drove the nail in its coffin.

The good news from all of this?  Fans of will get to see their beloved show return even earlier than expected.  It will now take over the vacant 8pm Sunday time slot starting November 4th (a CSI rerun will warm the spot until then).  While I feel bad for Hugh Jackman, I’d happily take over him any day of the week.

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This Week On TV (10/22-10/28)

Scrubs

 

MONDAY (10/22)

**No new episode of Ellen today.  She’s still recovering from all the doggy drama**

  • Live With Regis and Kelly (ABC, syndicated):  will be pulling double-duty this week as he fills in for Regis Philbin in NY and tapes his show in LA.  (I’m guessing we’ll still be seeing him on as well.)  If we’re lucky, Guillermo will fill in for Gelman too.
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  The show returns tonight after being preempted by baseball last week.  What?  You don’t care either?
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  Many fans have been waiting for Kristen Bell’s debut tonight.  Unfortunately, she’s one more new character I’ll have to ignore.

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Assessing (and Ignoring) the New Fall Season

Kitchen NightmaresAs I type this, I’m listening to the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows, and I’m in a terrifically good mood.  See, I love Radiohead like Tyra Banks loves … well, Tyra Banks, and so you would think that this good mood would make me put together a list of wonderful things about the new fall TV season.

Yeah, not so much.  To be honest, I haven’t watched a lot of the new fall network TV shows.  But it’s worthwhile to take a look at these shows and for me to say what I watched, what I thought, and why I didn’t watch a lot of them.  Well, it’s worthwhile for me anyway.  Plus it goes well with Radiohead (not really, but it’s not like I’m gonna stop listening).  Here goes:

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TV Guide’s Top Fall Picks

Tv GuideTV Guide has made their top five television series picks of the new fall season via their three expert critics – Matt Roush, Michael Ausiello, and Rochell D. Thomas. Here are their picks and join me after the jump for my thoughts on their fall favorites.

Matt Roush picks:

  • Pushing Daisies: Wednesdays at 8 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Chuck: Mondays at 8 p.m./ET, NBC
  • Reaper: Tuesdays at 9 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Back to You: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Dirty Sexy Money: Wednesdays at 10 p.m./ET, ABC

Michael Ausiello picks:

  • Pushing Daisies: Wednesdays at 8 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Dirty Sexy Money: Wednesdays at 10 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Aliens in America: Mondays at 8:30 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Reaper: Tuesdays at 9 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Samantha Who?: Mondays at 9:30 p.m., ABC

Rochell D. Thomas picks:

  • Dirty Sexy Money: Wednesdays at 10 p.m./ET, ABC
  • Reaper: Tuesdays at 9 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Aliens in America: Mondays at 8:30 p.m./ET, The CW
  • Bionic Woman: Wednesdays at 9 p.m./ET, NBC
  • Chuck: Mondays at 8 p.m./ET, NBC

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Monday Ratings:  ABC Dances Away With Another Win

It’s unclear how some of these programs would have fared without stiff competition from Monday Night Football and the Yankees/Indians game.  Regardless, it’s not surprising that to report that ABC easily danced away with another ratings victory (followed by CBS, NBC, FOX and CW).

8pm
Chuck

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  • (10.7 million, 5.0/11) was down 24% from its premiere but still pulled the hour’s win in the 18-49 age group.
  • CBS’s (13 million, 4.4/10) lost 400,000 fans; (10.7 million, 3.8/9) gained 200,000.
  • (5.4 million, 2.0/5) remained steady with last week.

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This Week on TV (10/1-10/7)

30 Rock

 

MONDAY (10/1)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (CW, 8pm):  Season premiere
  • Aliens in America (CW, 8:30pm):  Series premiere
  • Girlfriends (CW, 9pm):  Season premiere
  • The Game (CW, 9:30pm):  Season premiere
  • Dr. Steve-O (USA, 11pm):  Series premiere

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Fall 2007 TV Programming Schedule

Despite having a Tivo and another DVR, I know that a new television season can take some serious planning.  When will your favorite shows start?  What days are they now on?  Which programming ‘conflicts’ will you have to resolve?  Will you need to buy another TV???

Hopefully our detailed scheduling guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from five different networks (, , , and ) and included the days, times and premiere dates for this fall’s shows.

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