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TV on DVD: July 21, 2009

Pushing Daisies Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Charlie’s Angels (Season 4)
  • Hotel (Season 1)
  • Jon and Kate Plus Eight (Season 4, Vol. 2)
  • The Lucy Show (Season 1)
  • The Mighty Boosh (Seasons 1-3)
  • Monk (Season 7)
  • Prison Break (Final Season)
  • Pushing Daisies (Season 2)
  • Psych (Season 3)
  • Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode II
  • Route 66 (Season 3, Vol. 1)

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This Week on TV (2/9-2/15)

Survivor: Tocantins

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

 

MONDAY 2/9)

NOTE: A President Obama press conference will interfere with the previously scheduled programming.

  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Ben and Amy’s relationship hits a rough patch when Ben tells her he needs some space.” The pressure of buying a Valentine’s Day gift was just too much for him.
  • One Way Out (Discovery, 9pm):  “The host braves a high-speed barrage of tennis balls and steep plunges into kiddie pools before becoming the projectile in a human catapult.” Idiotic stunts have just become more financially appealing.
  • The Girls of Hedsor Hall (MTV, 9pm):  Series premiere. “In the opener, 12 rude and crude bad girls from the U.S. enroll in a British finishing school for a chance to transform their lives and win a $100,000 trust.” The goal? To become the next or Lily Allen.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “Horatio believes that prominent defense attorney (Sean Combs) is involved in the cover-up of a murder.” Diddy doesn’t cover-up murders. That’s what his personal assistants are for.

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

The Closer

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

 

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 (1/5-1/11)

Damages

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

 

MONDAY 1/5)

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 (11/24-11/30)

Michael Chiklis in The Shield

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

MONDAY (11/24)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  After ten weeks, it all ends tonight. Sadly, I can’t even remember the names of the first two eliminated.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30):  “Sam invites boyfriend Owen (James Tupper) for dinner to meet her parents, but Owen and Howard don’t hit it off.” Seems Howard doesn’t approve of his relationship with Anne Heche either.
  • Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler (History, 10pm):  “Recalling Operation Valkyrie, a failed plot devised by German officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler.” By choosing this documentary over the version, you’ll be able to save a few more bucks for Christmas.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm):  “Audrina confronts Lauren and Justin after rumors circulate that the two hooked up.” By “confront,” we mean Audrina has them refer to the television interviews she’s conducted on the topic.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (10/17)

Opportunity Knocks

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the next couple of months:

EXTENSIONS
  • Eli Stone (ABC)  **four more scripts ordered**
  • Gossip Girl (CW)  **two more scripts ordered**
  • Knight Rider (NBC)  **four more scripts ordered**
  • Medium (NBC)  **three more scripts ordered**
  • The Mentalist (CBS)  **full season order**
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX)  **UPDATE: full season order**

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This Week on TV (7/14-7/20)

Saving Grace

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MONDAY (7/14)
  • Top Gear (BBC, 8pm):  Season premiere. “A game of car soccer is played.” No wonder kids are too fat these days. They can’t even get out of their car to actually kick a ball!
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “In the ladies tilt, a student tries to make the grade against a future figure skater.” As we’ve learned from , figure skaters come with an unfair advantage.
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm): Season 4 premiere. “Fritz and Brenda’s new duplex forbids the presence of pets, but that doesn’t stop Brenda from keeping Kitty on the premises.” If Kitty is the pet, what’s Fritz?
  • Saving Grace (TNT, 10pm):  Season 2 premiere. “Grace gets busy on her day off: She works to unlock the secrets of her her haunted past, but instead ends up apprehending a criminal on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.” And I’ll bet she doesn’t get paid for doing all that work on her own time.

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TV on DVD: July 8, 2008

Soul FoodHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

NBC Drops Monk, Psych

Psych, USA NetworkAs we all know, the recent forced programmers to fill their schedules creatively.  CBS brought Big Brother in early, FOX aired endless repeats of House and NBC borrowed shows from other areas.  Unfortunately for the Peacock network, their experiments have all ended with a thud.

Back in February, NBC pulled quarterlife after only one episode.  Fortunately, that internet series still had its regular fan base to return to.  Now two other programs on the network are going back to where they came from.

Come next week, both Monk and Psych will be dropped from the Sunday lineup.  Reruns of the USA Network shows starting airing on their sister channel back in April.  Unfortunately, both programs have had only churned out horrible demos since their debut.

A two-hour block of The Office will fill in for the time being.

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Hollywood Reporter


Sunday Ratings: ABC Faces Weak Competition

Repurposed shows on NBC and CBS helped ABC win its 11th Sunday in a row.

8pm
Cold Case, Kathryn Morris

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Variety


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