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Friday Ratings: Dollhouse in Need of a Break

Depending on how you look at it, Dollhouse’s mini-break couldn’t come at a better or worse time right now. The show’s final episode before the November hiatus pulled in its lowest demos to date.


  • (8.5 million, 2.1/7 in 18-49) picked up 300,000.
  • (7.2 million, 1.5/5) was down 400,000.
  • Approximately 4.7 million watched the return of (1.1/4).
  • (2.5 million, 1.1/4) only lost 100,000.
  • (0.8/3) pulled in 2.4 million; ‘Til Death (0.7/2) settled for 2 million.

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FOX Choosing Repeats Over Dollhouse this November


Okay - how can we spin this announcement for the fans out there?

Let’s start with the bad news. There won’t be much to be thankful for this November. In order to stop the bleeding on Friday, FOX has opted to take the show off the air during the sweeps month. Repeats of House and Bones will take over for the Joss Whedon program - and comedies ‘Til Death and - starting November 6.

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Friday Ratings: Weak Return for Dollhouse

Attention Dollhouse producers - get Summer Glau on quick! Had I not known that Dollhouse premiered last Friday, I would have assumed by the program’s numbers that it was still in repeats. Unfortunately, the Joss Whedon-created series made its return with the lowest demos for any original that evening. (It’s lead-in - Brothers—didn’t fare much better.) To make matters worse, the FOX drama also pulled in smaller numbers than several repeats.

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  • Ghost Whisperer (8.6 million, 2.2/8 in 18-49) was down 700,000 from last fall.
  • (1.3/5) kicked off its 20th season with 6.3 million.
  • A FlashForward* repeat (1.5/5) had 4.6 million blacking out.
  • (1.0/4) kept 2.8 million amused.
  • (1.0/4) debuted to 2.5 million.

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This Week on TV (9/21-9/27)

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)


MONDAY (9/21)

Season premieres: Accidentally on Purpose, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, House, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men

  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Season 6 begins with House as a detoxing patient at a mental hospital. He concocts an escape plan aided by his roommate and a visitor named Lydia (Franka Potente).” Run House Run!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends discover that Robin and Barney are secretly a couple.” He couldn’t stop talking aboot the girl he hooked up with last night.
  • Dancing with the Stars 9 (ABC, 8pm):  The opener begins with 16 celebrities including Lindsay Lohan’s ex (Aaron Carter), Shannen Doherty’s ex (Ashley Hamilton) and the ex-House Majority Leader (Tom DeLay). At least one of these guys has been disgraced.

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FOX Reveals Fall Schedule


With the spring season winding down, the fall season is already waiting to heat up this November. FOX has unveiled their upcoming schedule, so you can anticipate all through the long weeks of summer reality shows.

FOX staples like House, So You think You Can Dance and Bones will all retain their usual weekday time slots, with Fringe and Lie To Me both getting the renewal nod. The musical comedy will appear on Wednesday, right after the Dance results show.

Friday will be a night of new programming for some viewers, as FOX has shifted their much-moved ‘Til Death into this space with two newbies. Brothers will premiere at the top of the 8 o’clock hour, with Dollhouse rounding out the latter half of the 8-10 block.

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Spaced Remake Snubs Creators

Posted by Shannon Bennett Categories: Comedy, Editorial,

SpacedFor fans of the original series - some of us still finding it hard to accept that there will never be a third season - the announcement that an American remake of Spaced was on the way probably didn’t raise cheers of joy. 

In fact, it’s always been assumed that Granada (as it will be called) would be Americanized and Hollywoodized beyond recognition from the original genius upon which it’s based, which makes this latest piece of news all the more infuriating.

Wonderland and Warner Brothers, more specifically McG, have apparently cut , Jessica (Stevenson) Hynes, and show’s director Edgar Wright out of any participation with the show, crossing lines from avoidance to clear expression that their creative input is undesired.  A foolish gesture considering Pegg and Wright’s phenomenal American success with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and morally just all sorts of wrong.

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Jonas Brothers Get Reality Series

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Kids, Music, Reality, Cable, Gossip, News,

Jonas BrothersI couldn’t hum one Jonas Brothers song to you if my life depended on it—but I have a feeling I’ll become quite acquainted with their tunes soon.  The Disney Channel has announced big plans for the three siblings, which means a heavy dose of promotion will shortly follow.

The cable network - already responsible for the popular franchise and that girl we know as - will now be giving the singing trio their own reality program.

The series, currently titled Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, will show clips of the guys in their daily lives—prepping for their concerts, interacting with family, etc.  The episodes are slated to air sometime this spring.

The overexposure of the brothers will not be limited to this reality skein.  Disney already plans to feature the Jonases in a two-hour movie and a scripted series.

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