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TV on DVD: May 5, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Boston Legal Season 5 DVD


TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (3/31)

Lipstick Jungle

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:


  • The Chopping Block (NBC) - Effective immediately.
  • Lipstick Jungle (NBC) - Officially, officially canceled. (Sorry, Brooke)


  • Friday Night Lights (NBC) - Seasons 4 & 5
  • Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) - Season 3
  • The Real World (MTV) - Seasons 23-26
  • Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) - Seasons 18-21
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon) - Season 3

(To get a look at TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule, click here.)

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Friday Ratings: Flashpoint Starts with a Bang

This weekend’s premiere of Flashpoint made CBS’ Friday night lineup that much stronger. The series - with the help of Ghost Whisperer - returned to its largest audience yet. Meanwhile, the debut of Howie Do It did better than the group of ladies following it.


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This Week on TV (1/5-1/11)


(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)



Other Premieres: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel), Antiques Roadshow (PBS), DietTribe (Lifetime), Superstars of Dance (NBC/Monday premiere),

  • The Bachelor (ABC, 8pm):  Season 13 premiere. “Single dad searches for a mate among 25 young women. In a new wrinkle, the bachelorettes get to vote for a competitor they’d like to see leave, but Jason has the final say.” Maybe the kid should have the final say. After all, he’s the one who’ll eventually call her “evil stepmom.”
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Blair tries to get accepted into a distinguished ladies club and Jenny returns to school.” Just to clarify - Blair is hoping join a ladies club, not the gentlemen’s kind.
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  Series return. “After Amy hears that she needs to find a job, she and Ben decide to get married.” Unfortunately, she later realizes that she still needs to find a job.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Beginning an eight-episode elimination contest in which 10 gorgeous people face challenges to determine the most beautiful—and inner beauty counts as much as physical attractiveness—while they live together in an LA mansion.” Welcome to the future of the Miss America pageant.

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This Week on TV (12/29-1/4)

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Dick Clark, Fergie and Ryan Seacrest

(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)

MONDAY 12/29)
  • Seven Deadly Sins (History, 9pm):  “The sin of lust is examined in the opener of a seven-part series exploring the seven capital vices, including their origin in religious teaching and history’s worst perpetrators.” In case you needed some help thinking of a good resolution.
  • Bromance (MTV, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Brody Jenner is introduced to nine guys who will be competing to be part of his entourage.” Finding someone less annoying than shouldn’t be too hard.
  • The City (MTV, 10pm)::  Series premiere. “Whitney Port arrives in New York City and begins working for iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.” And by “working,” we mean she’ll be giving Diane free publicity.
  • 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (VH1, 10pm):  “A five-part countdown of the Top 100 hard rock songs begins.” On VH1, Daughtry is considered hard rock.

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Friday Ratings: Frosty Evening for CBS

Back-to-back episodes about Frosty the Snowman had CBS feeling festive this weekend. The network won both the demos and the viewers on Friday.

Frosty the Snowman8pm

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Friday Ratings: Numb3rs Lean CBS’ Way

Even a little holiday cheer couldn’t stop CBS from taking another Friday night. Despite festive programming from its competitors, the Eye network was once again a winner in both categories.

David Conrad from Ghost Whisperer8pm

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This Week on TV (12/1-12/7)

Barbara Walters and Tom Cruise

(You can view TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule here.)

MONDAY 12/1)
  • Shrek the Halls (ABC, 8pm): Hopefully this Mike Myers laugher will help us all forget The Love Guru.
  • Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo, 8pm):  “Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter film franchise, charts his career journey.” I’m not sure I want to see James Lipton enthusiastically talking about Radcliffe’s nude Broadway performance.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  “Ando, Sam and Frack try to restore Hiro’s memory with a comic book.” Any person trying to follow this series should be given an instruction manual.
  • Boston Legal (ABC, 10pm):  “When Denny receives bad news about the state of his Alzheimer’s, Alan goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court to plead for access to an experimental drug that can help his condition.” Alzheimers? Maybe Shatner simply forgot why George Takei dislikes him so.

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NBC Lays Out New January Schedule

Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights

Come this January, NBC will be setting aside some dead weight to make room for a few new entries. The network will also also welcome the return of a critical fave.

  • As mentioned earlier, My Own Worst Enemy and Lipstick Jungle have both been cut from the schedule. Crusoe, which was recently moved to Saturdays, is also MIA.
  • Life, Chuck and Heroes will all get a few weeks off. (The trio will be back in time for February sweeps.)
  • Although it was recently banished to DirecTV, will live to see another NBC Friday. The drama will return on Jan. 16.
  • Hoping to jump in late on the dance show craze, the network will introduce a new reality series from the producers of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Superstars of Dance, a show which is being described as the “Olympic Games of dance,” will begin airing on Mondays starting January 5th.
  • Deal or No Deal will take a hiatus while another Howie Mandel-related series gets its start. Howie Do It - a hidden-camera reality program - will premiere on Friday January 9th.
  • Momma’s Boys, another Ryan Seacrest produced show (can we say Keeping Up with the Kardashians?), will get a home on Mondays right after Superstars.

Having trouble keeping this all straight? Feel free to click on TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule for a little guidance.

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Friday Ratings: Lipstick Jungle Not Seeing Improvement

If there ever was a time for fans to support Lipstick Jungle, it’s now. Unfortunately, the show facing cancellation just took another another step backward, not forward. Last night, the show placed third in its hour and dropped 21% from last week. But then again, if Knight Rider can get a full season pickup - who knows?

Lipstick Jungle's Kim Raver8pm

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