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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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Thursday Ratings: Evening Not So Grey for ABC

Things may have looked grim for the characters of Grey’s Anatomy, but the show looked alive and well last night. The program - Thursday’s top performer - had its best demo performance in 3 months and its largest audience since last fall’s premiere. The weeper gave ABC wins in both the viewers and the 18-49ers yesterday.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/5)

Southland

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

 

RENEWALS
  • The Cleveland Show (FOX) - Season 2 (Season 1 hasn’t even aired yet)
  • Fringe (FOX) - Season 2
  • Heroes (NBC) - Season 4
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - Season 2
  • Southland (NBC) - Season 2
  • True Jackson, VP (Nickelodeon) - Season 2
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney) - Season 3

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This Week on TV (5/4-5/10)

Michael J. Fox

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

 

MONDAY 5/4)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30pm):  “Barney celebrates his 200th. No need to explain more.” That’s gonna be LEGEN… wait for it… and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is… DAIRY!
  • Table for 12 (TLC, 9pm):  “Eric and Betty try to keep the kids busy when they’re all stuck at home on a school day.” I believe snow days is how they got their 10 kids to begin with.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Chelsea moves into the house, and Alan feels like he is being pushed out.” It was like that time when his best friend Andie started dating that guy named Blane.
  • New York Goes to Work (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere.  “Viewers vote on which of the three jobs the long-time reality show veteran will take. If she impresses her employer, she’ll get a $5000 bonus. If she quits or fails, she’ll get nothing.” If she flames royally, will renew her contract.

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Thursday Ratings: Criminal Evening for CBS

One week after facing a new Private Practice, Southland was put to another test. A repeat of Criminal Minds not only did better than the now-moved Harper’s Island, it attracted the most viewers in the 10:00 hour.

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Thursday Ratings: ABC, CBS Split Sweeps Start

After what seemed like months of repeats, ABC returned last night with (mostly) new episodes. The network took the 10:00 hour away from Southland and won the night’s demos. CBS, though, was first place with the viewers.

Private Practice's Amy Brenneman8pm

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This Week on TV (4/20-4/26)

My Boys

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

 

MONDAY 4/20)
  • Dhani Tackles the Globe (Travel, 9pm):  “The host attempts the Gaelic sport of hurling in Ireland.” Despite what you might believe, drinking is not involved in hurling. At least, not in in this case.
  • Table for 12 (TLC, 9pm):  “Eric and Betty take the entire brood to the dentist.” Betty had been threatening to give them “something to scream about.”
  • Ax Men (History, 10pm):  “Jimmy finds a once-in-a-lifetime log.” That’s all any mom can hope for. Right after seeing their son get married and welcoming their first grandchild.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm):  “Heidi and a relucant Spencer begin couples therapy.” Spencer had been hoping to meet with Dr. Phil, but he was too busy with the Octo-mom.

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Thursday Ratings: Parks Weakens Without Office

Although it’s still hard to say how Southland will do against an ABC original, the series held up remarkably well in its second week. Unfortunately, the same can’t entirely be said for Harper’s or Parks. The CBS mystery lost nearly 2 million in its second week while the comedy suffered a case of the post-Earl blues.

Parks and Recreations's Amy Poehler8pm

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Thursday Ratings: CBS and NBC Tie Post-Premieres

Depending on how you spin the numbers, the evening either belonged to NBC, CBS or both. The premiere of Southland won the 10:00 battle against Harper’s Island in the demos, but lost in the viewers. NBC tied CBS in the demos, but the Eye network won overall with the viewers. (Maybe we’ll just have to recalculate when ABC isn’t in repeats.)

Southland's Benjamin McKenzie8pm

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This Week on TV (4/6-4/12)

Parks and Recreation

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

 

MONDAY 4/6)
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8pm):  “Molly gets her learner’s permit, but her driving lessons get off to a shaky start.” Hours of Mario Kart Wii clearly hasn’t helped.
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Chuck’s lfe takes fortunate turns: Not only does his long-estranged father return, but Chuck scores a coveted job with Ted Roark (), a heroic figure in his life.” The guy who got Christie Brinkley to jump naked into a pool is a hero to many.
  • Surviving Suburbia (ABC, 9:30pm):  “Cynical dad (Bob Saget) accidentally starts a fire in his neighbor’s home after he reluctantly agrees to house-sit.” That’s one way to make sure he won’t be asked again.
  • Mystery Diagnosis (Discovery Health, 10pm):  “A newlywed suffers from crippling nausea.” Cold feet is what happens before the wedding.

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