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This Week on TV (6/7-6/13)


 

MONDAY (6/7)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “Fourteen bachelors remain, nine of whom accompany Ali to a Barenaked Ladies performance (and are cast in one of the band’s videos).” If one of them passes a drug test, they could also become Barenaked Ladies’ latest singer.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  “Penn and Teller teach the contestants a magic trick, but swear them to secrecy on how it’s done. Will anyone give it up when questioned by a reporter?” More importantly: Will they give up the Everlasting Gobstopper?
  • Mega Bites (TLC, 10pm):  “A chef teams up with an engineer and a food scientist to build the world’s largest Rice Krispies Treat.” The bomb squad was mistakenly dispatched after reports of large snaps, crackles and pops.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (2/23)

Archer

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

 

RENEWALS
  • Archer (FX) - Season 2
  • BrainSurge (Nickelodeon) - Season 2
  • Greek (ABC Family) - Season 4
  • The Little Couple (TLC) - Season 3
  • Steven Seagal: Lawman (A&E) - Season 2

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Past Life (FOX) - Remaining episodes may air later this season.

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

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Thursday Ratings: Past Life Plunges to Its Death

Wondering why Past Life was just canceled after only three episodes? Look at last night’s numbers. The program - which started with an 8.3 million debut - lost 5 million in just two weeks.

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  • Approximately 25.3 million (7.1/19 in 18-49) watched Wednesday’s coverage of the .
  • (11.9 million, 3.9/11) saw 2.2 million leave the island.
  • * (5.7 million, 1.6/4) gave up 2.4 million.
  • (4.3 million, 1.1/3) slipped by 1.4 million.
  • * (0.7/2) sucked in 1.7 million.

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This Week on TV (2/15-2/21)


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

 

MONDAY (2/15)
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack’s undercover mission worries his colleagues.” They never thought he’d go so far as to wear a dress.
  • Keeping Up with Kardashians (E!, 10pm):  “Kourtney breaks up with Scott after he gets drunk on Kim’s birthday in Las Vegas.” She always knew he was a douche, but she didn’t realize he was such a lush.
  • Celebrity Close Calls (Biography, 10pm):  “Celebrities recall incidents in which they nearly died. Included: Jane Seymour, Erik Estrada, Leif Garrett and Coolio.” The death of their careers will be covered in Part 2.

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Thursday Ratings: Survivor a Hero for CBS

Did you see the moment when Sugar ran topless down the beach on Survivor? If you didn’t, you were one of the few. The two-hour premiere of the Heroes vs. Villains edition attracted 14.1 million fans and helped put a ding into Grey’s Anatomy‘s numbers.

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Tuesday Ratings: Past Life Can’t Pass Competition

Last night’s premiere of Past Life did what few post-Idol debuts have done before: Disappoint. Despite a huge lead-in, the series opener came in fourth in its hour in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • Approximately 27.9 million saw Ellen DeGeneres’ first day on (10.1/26 in 18-49).
  • (19.8 million, 4.1/11) picked up 700,000.
  • (3.5/9) averaged 8.9 million over two hours.
  • * (1.7/4) helped 4.9 million get caught up.
  • * (0.4/1) scraped up 910,000.

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Preview Several of FOX’s New Shows


Already itching to start a new TV season? Well here are a few of FOX shows scheduled to debut over 2009-2010.

Brothers
This half-hour comedy starring former New York Giant Michael Strahan will air on Fridays this fall. This lead-in (you can see the obvious similarities) focuses on a retired and financially-strapped football player who moves back home with his parents (Carl Weathers and The Shield‘s CCH Pounder). Daryl “Chill” Mitchell plays his wheelchair-bound brother.

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