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Sunday Ratings: Extreme Makeover Serves ABC Nicely

ABC won another Sunday night - and surprisingly Oprah wasn’t the network’s biggest contributor.

Extreme Makeover

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This Week on TV (3/17-3/23)

How I Met Your Mother

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (3/17)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Tonight’s Season 6 premiere focuses only on the men.  I think it’s safe to say Julianne Hough won’t be making it a three-peat with .
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8pm):  New episode.  “Sheldon and Leonard are asked to a physics conference to present their work together.”  I’ve always wondered - if this show were to air on any other day, would it be half as successful?
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30):  New episode.  “Ted decides to live life like Barney on St. Patrick’s Day.”  You don’t want to know what they use as their lucky charms.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  New episode.  “Charlie teaches Alan how to break up with a woman.”  I hear hiring prostitutes can make a woman leave you.
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 9:30):  Season 12 premiere.  “Bachelor Matt Grant, a 27-year-old British financier, meets his 25 would-be soul mates.”  Apparently in America, you can finally afford to woo twice as many women as you can in the UK.

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Sunday Ratings: ABC Wins Despite Lower Numbers

Fans of Oprah were feeling slightly less charitable this week.  Although her show was still a hit in its hour, the program took a bit hit as well.

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This Week on TV (3/10-3/16)

The Real Housewives of New York City

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (3/10)
  • The Bachelor: Where Are They Now? (ABC, 8pm):  “Highlights from past seasons include segments catching up with past bachelors (Andrew Firestone and Aaron Buerge) and former contestants.”  So the whole point of the show is to say there is no point to this show.  Look at how successful it’s been!
  • Canterbury’s Law (FOX, 8pm):  Series premiere.  “Julianna Margulies stars as a maverick defense lawyer who plays by her own rules to help the falsely accused.”  I’m guessing will still be on long after this program goes off the air.
  • New Amsterdam (FOX, 9pm):  Regular day and time.  If you didn’t watch last Tuesday or Thursday, I’m sure you won’t tonight either.
  • October Road (ABC, 9pm):  Special time.  In the season (series?) finale, “Eddie’s ex-girlfriend shows up to reconnect with him, causing problems in his relationship with Janet.”  Since we may never get a satisfactory resolution from this ratings-starved show, let’s just pretend Janet kicks her ass.

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Sunday Ratings: Oprah Gives Big Numbers to ABC

ABC hit the ratings jackpot last night thanks to Miss O.  The Disney-owned network was victorious from 8-11pm.

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Oprah's Big Give

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Reality Renewals: Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Makeover, Supernanny

Extreme Makeover, Ty PenningtonJust a few weeks ago, ABC released its first list of renewals for the 2008-09 fall programming season.  Now the network has revealed the crop of reality contenders.

Veterans programs that have made the cut are:

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Supernanny
  • Wife Swap

So far, the list does not include The Bachelor.  That show is in the process of making its return March 17, with The Bachelorette soon to follow.

Freshman programs still possibly up for consideration include: Dance Wars, Here Come the Newlyweds, Just for Laughs and Oprah’s Big Give.

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This Week on TV (3/3-3/9)

This Week on TV

(You can find our Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (3/3)
  • The Royal Family (ABC, 8pm):  hosts a special that documents a year in the lives of the British royal family.  Wow - they’re letting people get to know them better?  That’s such a Diana move.
  • Terminator:  The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 8pm):  “In the two-hour finale, John and Derek are at odds over whether Cameron can be trusted.”  Meanwhile, I’m still trying to figure out whether I’ll miss the show.
  • Welcome to the Captain (CBS, 8:30):  “Marty gets Josh an interview with the president of Paramount.”  At least one of them will have a job when the show’s cancelled.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS, 9:30):  “Matthew goes to therapy to discuss intimacy issues and learns he is too dependent on his sister.”  Did anyone else shudder when they read that sentence?

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This Week on TV (2/25-3/2)

Men in Trees

(You can find our Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (2/25)
  • A Raisin in the Sun (ABC, 8pm):  and the rest of his Broadway cast bring the play to the small screen.  I’m sorry - I believe his theater name is Sean Combs.
  • The Moment of Truth (FOX, 8pm):  Special night.  Apparently this episode is so controversial, the producers debated airing it.  Then they realized what network they were on and just went with it.
  • Welcome to the Captain (CBS, 8:30):  “Hope makes some new friends so she won’t be alone on Friday nights.” Their names?  Jack and Daniels.
  • Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (CW, 9pm):  “The women receive a surprise visit from JC Chasez.”  They, too, are wondering why he doesn’t have anything better to do.

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Post-Strike Television Schedule

Now that we have come to the end of the , it’s time to once again update our television programming schedules.

Mid-season replacements have had seen their debuts shuffled (e.g. New Amsterdam), some programs are coming back with new episodes (e.g. Scrubs, 30 Rock) while other shows aren’t slated to return until next year (Pushing Daisies).

Here you can find a

compilation of the 2008 post-strike schedules

for the five major networks.  I would highly recommend printing this out since there are major changes across the board.

Two notes:

  1. This is the updated schedule as of May 6.  Be prepared to see more changes and settling in the weeks to come.
  2. The list consists of premieres and dates for new episodes.
  3. If a particular time slot/network is not mentioned, either nothing has changed or no specific announcement has been made yet.
How I Met Your Mother

MONDAY


8pm:

  • Dancing With the Stars, ABC
  • My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, NBC
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Bones, FOX (new as of 4/14)
  • Gossip Girl, CW (new as of 4/21)

8:30pm:

  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS

9pm:

  • Two and a Half Men, CBS
  • House, FOX (new as of 4/28)
  • One Tree Hill, CW (new as of 4/14)

9:30pm:

  • Samantha Who?, ABC (new as of 4/7)
  • Rules of Engagement, CBS (returns 4/14)

10pm:

  • The Bachelor, ABC
  • CSI: Miami, CBS

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