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Wednesday Ratings: Modern Family a Modern Hit

FOX isn’t the only network that should be feeling gleeful. ABC’s freshman series, Modern Family, was only ranked behind CBS’ two dramas for the most viewers last night. The comedy also tied Criminal Minds for the evening’s best demos.

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Wednesday Ratings: Ugly Start for Beautiful Life

When it comes to shows about young adults, it seems audiences prefer characters who are awkward and musical—not pretty and anorexic. Yesterday’s debut of The Beautiful Life bombed despite an ANTM lead-in and raised approximately 5 million less than its FOX competitor (Glee). As Stanford Blatch would say, TBL was Wednesday night’s fashion roadkill.

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  • The finale America’s Got Talent (3.5/10 in 18-49) averaged 15.5 million over two hours.
  • Wipeout (2.1/7) took 6.2 million down.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (5.7 million, 2.4/7) slipped by 800,000.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine* (1.1/4) had 4.5 million laughing; Gary Unmarried* (1.2/4) turned in 4.5 million.
  • America’s Next Top Model (2.8 million, 1.4/4) took a 400,000 hit.

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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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This Week on TV (9/7-9/13)

The Vampire Diaries

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MONDAY (9/7)
  • At Full Volume with Johnny Colt (Travel, 9pm):  “Johnny Colt of Black Crowes fame ventures to Thailand, where he finds himself in a Muay Thai boxing match.” My money’s on Johnny. He’s a little bit Hard to Handle.
  • The Rachel Zoe Project (Bravo, 10pm):  “The red-carpet pressure’s on when Rachel allows a stunned Brad full responsibility to give high fashion to actress for fashion’s biggest night—the Oscars.” That’s Ba-na-nas.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A woman who has over 75 living and dead cats in her home, which is full of cat feces and urine-soaked furniture and carpets.” Later, it was discovered the woman had actually invaded the cats’ home.

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Tom Sizemore Joins Ex Heidi Fleiss on Celebrity Rehab 3

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Gossip,

Heidi Fleiss and Tom Sizemore

And you thought the tension between Jeff Conaway and his girlfriend was awkward to watch…

For Season 3 of Celebrity Rehab, Dr. Drew Pinsky and producers have upped the dramatic ante. Actor has just been included in the final lineup for the VH1 reality series. This means he will be seeking treatment at the same time as Heidi Fleiss.

Despite an impressive body of work, Sizemore’s personal life has been checkered with a host of legal issues. In addition to numerous troubles with drugs, the Saving Private Ryan star was also convicted in 2003 of assaulting and harassing his then-girlfriend. That woman was Fleiss, the former Hollywood madam. According to TMZ, Tom checked himself into The Pasadena Recovery Center last Friday, one day after being arrested for an outstanding warrant.

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Paulina Porizkova’s Unflattering Remarks About Tyra Banks

Tyra BanksUPDATE: The show’s executive producer claims Paulina was simply let go due to the economy.

Those who regularly follow know one thing: Paulina Porizkova is not afraid to speak her mind. Unfortunately for Tyra Banks, the recently fired judge is just as candid off-camera.

During an earlier chat with Craig Ferguson, Paulina implied that her former boss wasn’t the nicest person in the world. Now, in a new interview with Access Hollywood, Porizkova is dishing on the specifics.

Although she claimed to be unaware of her “ego problem,” the former supermodel does fess up to having a problem with one thing: tardiness. “I must admit I was having a little bit of an issue with Tyra being late for every judging. It’s six hours later and I feel like I am being told my time is not as valuable as hers. They pointed out that I should shut up and be grateful for the job and that Tyra is really busy,” Paulina stated. “I think that my little hissy fits about ‘Well, we are all here on time. Why can’t she (Tyra)?’ didn’t go over all that well.”

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Wednesday Ratings: Solid Finale for Lost

Lost might not be able to compete against Adam, Kris and Danny, but its finale was still noteworthy. Last night’s season ender saw the program’s biggest audience since the beginning of April.


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ANTM Fires Paulina Porizkova

Tyra Banks may love to talk about herself, but is the one with apparent ego problem.

After only one year and two cycles with , the former supermodel has already been given the boot. Porizkova announced the news last night to talk show host Craig Ferguson. “Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles ... because I am looking for a job because I was fired by America’s Next Top Model on my birthday,” the 44-year-old revealed.

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This Week on TV (5/11-5/17)

Farrah Fawcett

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MONDAY 5/11)
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Serena’s run-in with the police upsets Lily.” She only expected her daughter to be cuffed and shamed, not frisked and strip-searched.
  • Weaponizers (Discovery, 9pm):  Season premiere. “An RV takes on a shuttle bus, after the teams equip them with rockets, machine guns and medieval weapons in this reality series featuring vehicle face-off competitions.” The only thing missing in this equation is .
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9:30pm):  “Alan and Chelsea bond, and their time together gives Charlie a needed break to do the things he loves doing on his own.” A wingman can help you score a woman….and keep her busy too.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “After Allison slips into a coma while working on a case, her spirit transfers into the body of a middle-aged man (Jeffrey Tambor).” The sexual reassignment process was much easier than the one Alexis Arquette went through.

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Friday Ratings: CBS Takes Another Friday

Although CBS’ lineup faced two season finales on ABC, the network’s numbers actually improved. CBS almost doubled what its nearest competitor did with the viewers.

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