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This Week on TV (10/19-10/25)

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MONDAY (10/19)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Barney tries to persuade Robin to become a U.S. citizen.” He’s never had a sex with a freshly-minted citizen.
  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “Rabbit has a surprising reaction during a turbulent flight.” Rabbit realized the whole bouncing thing was overrated.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “When Alan and Charlie publicly humiliate Jake, he says he no longer wants to live with them.” At this point, he figures he can support himself off his royalty checks.

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Friday Ratings: Weak Return for Dollhouse

Attention Dollhouse producers - get Summer Glau on quick! Had I not known that Dollhouse premiered last Friday, I would have assumed by the program’s numbers that it was still in repeats. Unfortunately, the Joss Whedon-created series made its return with the lowest demos for any original that evening. (It’s lead-in - Brothers—didn’t fare much better.) To make matters worse, the FOX drama also pulled in smaller numbers than several repeats.

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  • Ghost Whisperer (8.6 million, 2.2/8 in 18-49) was down 700,000 from last fall.
  • (1.3/5) kicked off its 20th season with 6.3 million.
  • A FlashForward* repeat (1.5/5) had 4.6 million blacking out.
  • (1.0/4) kept 2.8 million amused.
  • (1.0/4) debuted to 2.5 million.

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Friday Ratings: NBC Makes a Week End Mark

Up until now, CBS has traditionally dominated Friday nights with its Ghost Whisperer/Numb3rs combo. But could Jay Leno potentially change that? Although we’re still a week away from finding out, the program got off to a nice start this weekend. Primetime’s new 10:00 show helped give NBC a win in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (2.0/7 in 18-49) averaged 7.4 million over two hours.
  • Approximately 5 million watched the finale of (1.0/4).
  • Ghost Whisperer* (1.1/4) pulled in 4.6 million.
  • The 2009 (0.6/2) attracted 2.2 million.
  • Smallville* (0.6/2) dialed up 1.6 million.

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Video Previews: Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS: LA, FlashForward and More


The workout you gave your TiVo last week was merely just a warm-up. Starting tomorrow, over 30 additional network shows will battle for space on your DVRs.

Still not sure what to watch? Then start making your early judgments now. You can find clips for 6 different programs here including the first 18 minutes of (which debuts Thursday @ 8:00 on ABC), the 5-minute intro for Grey’s Anatomy (tearjerker alert!) and a 90-second scene from NCIS: Los Angeles.

Clips for Cougar Town, The Cleveland Show and Smallville can also be found after the jump.

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This Week on TV (9/21-9/27)

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay

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MONDAY (9/21)

Season premieres: Accidentally on Purpose, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, House, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men

  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Season 6 begins with House as a detoxing patient at a mental hospital. He concocts an escape plan aided by his roommate and a visitor named Lydia (Franka Potente).” Run House Run!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends discover that Robin and Barney are secretly a couple.” He couldn’t stop talking aboot the girl he hooked up with last night.
  • Dancing with the Stars 9 (ABC, 8pm):  The opener begins with 16 celebrities including Lindsay Lohan’s ex (Aaron Carter), Shannen Doherty’s ex (Ashley Hamilton) and the ex-House Majority Leader (Tom DeLay). At least one of these guys has been disgraced.

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Casting Corner: Modern Family, The Office and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Modern Family: The ABC comedy hasn’t even premiered yet, but it’s already attracted an Oscar nominee. Edward Norton will cameo in one episode during sweeps. Norton - who is friends with cast member Ty Burrell (Phil) - will rock out as a bassist in a band hired for Phil’s anniversary party. Look for the Hulk star to appear sometime in November.

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TV on DVD: August 25, 2009

House Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (Season 4)
  • Battles B.C. (Season 1)
  • Booker (Complete Series)
  • Californication (Season 2)
  • Gangland (Season 4)
  • Here’s Lucy (Season 1)
  • House (Season 5)
  • How Bruce Lee Changed the World
  • How the Earth was Made (Complete Series)
  • Lie to Me (Season 1)
  • Life (Season 2)

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Thursday Ratings: FOX and CBS Each Take Half

Incredible spellers or not, the competitors of this year’s National Spelling Bee couldn’t topple the showdown between Sex and Leonid on SYTYCD. The reality program helped FOX win another battle in the demos while CBS was on top with the viewers.

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  • * (9.6 million, 1.9/6 in 18-49) was up 2.2 million from last week.
  • (9.1 million, 3.6/11) had the best demos of the night.
  • Approximately 5.5 million watched Kavya Shivashankar win the Scripps National Spelling Bee (1.5/5) on ABC.
  • * (1.2/4) turned in 3.5 million; * (1.1/4) rounded up 3.1 million.
  • * (1.4 million, 0./2) remained even.

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Thursday Ratings: SYTYCD Keeps FOX on Top

FOX safely transitioned into the post-Idol period with the help of So You Think You Can Dance. Last night’s premiere gave the network wins with both the viewers and the demos.

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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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