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Wednesday Ratings: Glee Has FOX Singing

Is it possible for a new series to succeed without help from American Idol? Yesterday’s official premiere of Glee had network execs hopeful. The comedy had the best fall debut for a new scripted FOX program in two years.

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  • Approximately 21.2 million watched President Obama’s health-care speech over the three major networks.
  • Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance (6.5 million, 2.7/8 in 18-49) was down 2.3 million from it’s May debut.
  • Cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model (3.2 million, 1.5/4) was off 700,000 from last fall.

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Awkward TV: Not Feeling Good About David Hasselhoff

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, NBC, Video,

If you were to combine Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like the Wind” with Katie Holmes’ So You think You Can Dance performance and any musical number from William Shatner, you might get this.

On last night’s broadcast of America’s Got Talent, the audience was forced to endure a performance from “a real American icon.” (Those were Nick Cannon’s words, not mine.)

“He acts, he sings, he dances and he also talks a lot on this show. With a Hofftastic performance of ‘Feelin’ Good,’ give it up for !”

Note to Heidi Montag: If you’re going to suck, at least do it live.

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This Week on TV (6/22-6/28)


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MONDAY (6/22)
  • Jon & Kate Plus Eight (TLC, 9pm):  Jon & Kate make some life-changing decisions. Well, Kate technically made the decision; Jon just didn’t want to argue.
  • Charm School (VH1, 9pm):  Season premiere. “Former contestants from VH1 reality shows work for charity (and a chance to win $100,000).” No good deed comes without incentives.
  • Make It or Break It (ABC Family, 9pm):  Series premiere. “In this drama focusing on the lives of teen gymnasts who strive to make it to the Olympics, new girl Emily Kmetko begins training alongside veterans who are both impressed with and threatened by her.” This could bring a whole new definition to the term “punch front.”
  • Run’s House (MTV, 10pm):  “The family rallies around JoJo after he’s charged with marijuana possession.” This whole time they had a connection within the home.

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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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Jerry Springer Leaves America’s Got Talent

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, NBC,

Jerry SpringerAmerica may have talent…but it doesn’t have a host.

Jerry Springer, the host of , is leaving after several seasons on the job. The 64-year-old joined the NBC series back in 2007, one year after Regis Philbin helped launch the program.

In a statement, Springer said his departure was a result of conflicting schedules. “These last two seasons, working with everyone associated with the show and all the extraordinary and talented performers across America, has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me. This summer, I will be pursuing a wonderful opportunity in the theatre. That, coupled with my syndicated talk how leaves my plate more than full and thus, I will not be returning for Season Four,” Jerry explained.

No replacement has yet been announced for the summer hit. Meanwhile, auditions for America’s Got Talent 4 have already begun.

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America’s Got Talent Audition Dates

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, NBC, News,

America's Got Talent judges

Do you have a cute kid who can sing the Star Spangled Banner? Are you a cell phone salesmen with an operatic voice? Can you crush melons with your breasts? If so, you might just have what it takes to get before the judges of .

In the next few months, producers will be hitting nine stops in preparation for Season 4. The cities included in this year’s round of auditions are Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Austin, Boston, Miami, New York City and Seattle. Los Angeles, the first location on the tour, will welcome the NBC program on January 29th.

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Wednesday Ratings: ABC Premieres Start Weak

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, Ratings,

ABC’s Wednesday lineup - a victim of last year’s writers strike - had a large hurdle to overcome last night. Unfortunately, the viewers were not where the Alphabet network left them. The audiences (along with the demos) were all over at CBS.

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Wednesday Ratings: CBS Cleans Up

Despite a weak start, CBS ended the night on a strong note. The returns of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY allowed the network to win the viewers and the demos last night.

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Thursday Ratings: Mixed Results for CW

Good news just keeps coming for CW. Last night, the season premiere of Supernatural saw a 29% increase over last year’s results. Unfortunately, Smallville‘s debut was down 10%. In the end, CBS was a winner with the viewers while FOX placed first in the demos.

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Wednesday Ratings: America’s Got Talent Takes Win for NBC


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