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TV on DVD: June 9, 2009

The ShieldHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • The Cleaner (Season 1)
  • Father Knows Best (Season 3)
  • Get Smart (Season 3)
  • Making Fiends (Season 1)
  • Open All Hours (Complete Series)
  • Perry Mason (Season 4, Vol. 1)
  • Reaper (Season 2)
  • The Shield (Season 7)
  • Survivorman (Season 3)
  • Time Warp (Season 1)
  • Waiting for God (Season 4)

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Tuesday Ratings: New Shows Take Back Seat to Staples

CBS put forth very little effort last night, but still came away with two wins. Although it faced specials, originals, premieres and finales, the Eye network was on top with only repeats.

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  • * (12.2 million, 2.2/7 in 18-49) easily won the hour.
  • NBC’s TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases (2.1/6) amused 6.6 million.
  • * (1.7/5) pulled in 4.2 million.
  • (1.1/3) returned to 3.7 million.
  • ‘s finale (2.2 million, 0.9/3) improved 400,000 over last week.

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This Week on TV (5/25-5/31)

Jon & Kate Plus Eight

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MONDAY 5/25)
  • Jon & Kate Plus Eight (TLC, 9pm):  Season premiere. “Jon and Kate discuss recent controversies surrounding their family.” Is anyone else feeling really uncomfortable right now?
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “Joe lands in San Diego with a new job, upending the DuBois family and forcing Allison to contend with his absence.” The family will later reunite when they make their move to CBS.
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 10:30pm):  “Kourtney and Khloe both experience heartbreak when they deal with ending relationships.” Being abruptly dumped by Donald Trump has has been difficult for Khloe.
  • The Tonight Show (NBC, 11:30pm): kicks off Jay Leno’s final week. I wonder if he’ll have any interesting stories to share.

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Tuesday Ratings: Idol Hits a New Low

Is American Idol starting to show its age? Or were viewers simply disinterested in the Kris/Adam battle? Whatever the reason, yesterday’s episode scored the lowest demos ever for a finale performance show.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/19)

Medium's Patricia Arquette

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

 

RENEWALS
  • Criminal Minds (CBS) - Season 5
  • CSI (CBS) - Season 10
  • CSI: Miami (CBS) - Season 8
  • CSI: NY (CBS) - Season 6
  • Gary Unmarried (CBS) - Season 2
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Season 5
  • Law & Order (NBC) - Season 20
  • The Mentalist (CBS) - Season 2
  • NCIS (CBS) - Season 7
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - Season 5

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This Week on TV (5/18-5/24)

So You Think You Can Dance

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MONDAY 5/18)
  • 24 (FOX, 8pm):  Two-hour finale. “Jack reaches an emotional breaking point.” I would advise everyone to stay out of head-butting range from Bauer.
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 9pm):  Season premiere. “Jillian Harris, the 29-year-old Canadian who was a runner-up for the heart of 2009 Bachelor Jason Mesnick, gets a new perspective on the rose ceremony.” She plans on being much more selective about those she jumps into hot tubs with hands stems to.
  • Table for 12 (TLC, 9pm):  “The Hayes family embarks on a 420-mile road trip to Canada.” The free health care will make up for the cost in gas.
  • Gotti’s Way 2 (VH1, 10:30pm):  “While in therapy, Debbie realizes a need for boundaries on her relationship with Irv.” The audience at home will still be allowed full access though.

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Tuesday Ratings: Sizable Numbers for Biggest Loser

Despite its position on a fourth place network, The Biggest Loser somehow manages to buck NBC’s ratings trend. Last night’s finale saw the program’s biggest audience since 2005. The reality show also had its best demos in 2 1/2 years.

The Biggest Loser's Helen Phillips8pm

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

Michael J. Fox

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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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Tuesday Ratings: Season Low for 90210

Has the update novelty already worn off? Although 90210 helped spawn a reboot of Melrose Place, the teen drama - already renewed for another season - is starting to show signs of weakness. Yesterday’s episode drew in its smallest audience to date.

90210's AnnaLynne McCord8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: DWTS Can’t Help The Unusuals

ABC, apparently not feeling the love from Cupid, decided to try out another struggling series last night. Unfortunately, The Unusuals failed to deliver as well. Although the the program did just as well as it did last Wednesday, it didn’t improve despite a better lead-in.

The Unusuals' Harrold Perrineau and Adam Goldberg8pm

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