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Quote of the Day: Patrick Swayze’s Widow on DWTS’ Jennifer Grey

“A friend asked me if I thought Jennifer was being sincere, and I said absolutely. I thought she was sincere. There’s got to be some part of her that knows it will help her chances a little bit. But does that cancel out whether she really does care? No, it doesn’t. I think her feelings are very true and at the same time, I think she’s going to win!”

-Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, commenting about ‘s emotional moment—and future—on Dancing with the Stars.

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Dancing with the Stars to Honor Patrick Swayze

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty DancingNext week’s three-day premiere of Dancing with the Stars will include a tribute to one of their early contributors. On Wednesday, the program will take time out to honor Dirty Dancing star .

Back in 2005, the actor/dancer made a brief appearance on the freshman series as a coach for John O’Hurley. He also sat in the audience during the Season 1 finale to support his friend.

“He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor,” executive producer said. “He inspired many people and many of our pros to dance. We want to honor the great moments he’s brought to film by getting our dancers to do their interpretation to some music from his films.”

DWTS’ ninth season begins Monday, September 21 @ 8:00.

(You can find all the Dancing with the Stars: Season 9 posts here.)

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TV on DVD: August 18, 2009

Dexter Season 3 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • The Beast (Season 1)
  • Cracker (Complete Series)
  • Dexter (Season 3)
  • Dirty Sexy Money (Season 2)
  • Eli Stone (Season 2)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (Final Season)
  • Ghost Adventures (Season 1)
  • Gossip Girl (Season 2)
  • Greek (Chapter 3)
  • iCarly (Season 2, Vol. 1)
  • Man vs. Wild (Season 3)
  • Simon & Simon (Season 3)

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (6/22)

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A&E's The Beast

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


  • I Get That a Lot (CBS) **3 more specials ordered**
  • Stager Invasion (TLC) **12 more episodes ordered**


  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime) - Season 2
  • Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union (Showtime) - Season 3


  • The Beast (A&E)

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

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This Week on TV (1/26-2/1)

The Closer

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MONDAY 1/26)
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon and Kate take the kids to see their new home.” The new place comes with extra bathrooms…and a new set of parents.
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  Series return. “The fate of Detective Sanchez, who was shot three times and airlifted to a hospital, is revealed.” I don’t know how Sanchez is doing, but the suspense has been killing me!
  • Bromance (MTV, 9pm):  “Brody tricks the final four into attending a fake launch party for his line of designer jeans, where he asks them to walk the red carpet in pants that are entirely too tight.” Huh. I have no idea why people think this is really a dating show.
  • Trust Me (TNT, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Eric McCormack and Tom Cavanagh star as two best friends working as creative partners at a top-ranked Chicago ad agency.” Kinda like , but without the booze and cigarettes. At least not in the office.

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This Week on TV (1/12-1/18)

Big Love

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MONDAY 1/12)
  • 24 (FOX, 8pm):  “Jack is released from his Senate subcommittee hearing to help with the domestic threat and the investigation into former colleague Tony Almeida.” I can’t imagine what he would do to just to get out of jury duty.
  • Kyle XY (ABC Family, 9pm):  Season 3 premiere. “Lori, Declan, Josh and Andy deal with the choices they made at the prom.” Whatever happens at prom, stays at prom.
  • Man vs. Wild (Discovery, 10pm):  “An adventure in the jungles of Belize has the host reckoning with a 9-foot boa constrictor and a dangerous white-water river.” The longer the snake, the more skin to pee in.

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Wednesday Ratings: Patrick Swayze Draws Supporters

Seems Barbara Walters’ endless plugs on The View weren’t in vain. Yesterday’s exclusive interview with Patrick Swayze wound up being the night’s most-watched show. Unfortunately, CBS still managed to win the evening in both categories thanks to a stronger lineup.

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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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Patrick Swayze’s TV Series Greenlit by A&E

Patrick Swayze out and about, on his way to full recoveryAfter lying low for awhile to cope with his diagnosis and receive treatment, Patrick Swayze has jumped back into work with his plans to begin filming on his new TV series.

The A&E drama entitled The Beast, announced back in October of last year, is an FBI drama focusing on the relationship between Swayze’s veteran cop character Charles Barker, whose job is to teach his rookie partner (played by Travis Fimmel) his “eccentric” undercover ways.

“I have searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this multi-layered, unpredictable and downright entertaining, as well as a project this current and cutting edged,” Swayze reveals of his character.

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Whoopi Goldberg Addresses Former Co-Star Patrick Swayze

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Talk Shows, ABC, Video,

On today’s episode of The View, host took time out to talk about her friend Patrick Swayze.  (It was recently announced that the Ghost star was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.)

She revealed that her memorable role in the weeper was primarily due to her former co-star’s influence.  Had Swayze not influenced director Jerry Zucker to cast Goldberg, she would not have received her 1991 win for Best Supporting Actress.