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This Week on TV (6/15-6/21)


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MONDAY (6/15)
  • Greek (ABC Family, 8pm):  Season finale. “Casey struggles with conflicting feelings she has for Max and Cappie.” Given how nauseating “Casey and Cappie” sounds, I’d think the obvious choice would be Max.
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  “Brenda snoops into the abduction of a greedy financier being investigated for investment fraud, but she soon suspects that he may have staged the kidnapping.” Later, it’s discovered the investor was less than six degrees way from Kevin Bacon.
  • Raising the Bar (TNT, 10pm):  “Michelle then falls for a sightly cop who may be committing perjury.” So much for making him swear on the Bible before the first date.
  • Here Comes the Newlyweds (ABC, 10pm):  “The husbands try to guess what their wives think are their shortcomings when it comes to intimacy.” It’s not that they don’t already know—it’s just that they forgot.

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Schedule Changes: Harper’s, Chopping Block and Sit Down, Shut Up

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Could this be the slow death of a murder mystery? After only three weeks in a high profile time slot, is getting a new home. (Was it because it was getting slaughtered in the ratings?) The series - which only had 13 episodes to begin with - is now being pushed to Saturdays @ 9:00 effective immediately. Repeats will fill the new Thursday hole for the next two weeks.

Fans of FOX’s Sunday animation lineup will also see a change this weekend. A two-week trial run of has earned the comedy an earlier time slot. The freshman program will now air at 7:00 right before a repeat of American Dad. Original episodes of King of the Hill will then take over the 8:30 slot.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (3/31)

Lipstick Jungle

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


  • The Chopping Block (NBC) - Effective immediately.
  • Lipstick Jungle (NBC) - Officially, officially canceled. (Sorry, Brooke)


  • Friday Night Lights (NBC) - Seasons 4 & 5
  • Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) - Season 3
  • The Real World (MTV) - Seasons 23-26
  • Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) - Seasons 18-21
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon) - Season 3

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Wednesday Ratings: ABC Lost Behind FOX

The bleeding just won’t stop for Lost. Placed against another two-hour edition of Idol (Thanks, Obama!), the ABC series hit another round of series-low numbers.

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Wednesday Ratings: Lost Hits All-Time Low

As I predicted, Lost was not better off with Ted last night. Even though most shows saw decreases yesterday, the ABC series had its smallest audience to date.


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Wednesday Ratings: Chopping Block Fails to Make the Cut

Cooking-related shows may serve well for FOX and Bravo, but they do nothing for NBC. Last night’s premiere of The Chopping Block debuted to fewer viewers than Knight Rider‘s finale. (Ouch!) Meanwhile, Lie to Me performed better than expected in its new time slot. The freshman drama worked with American Idol to give FOX two easy victories.

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This Week on TV (3/9-3/15)


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  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Season premiere. “This season, a new feature in the early weeks is a dance-off between the bottom two couples facing elimination.” Steve Wozniak + moon walk = elimination-proof.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8pm):  “The guys’ trip to San Francisco takes a detour once they learn that actress Summer Glau (appearing as herself) is on their train.” If you don’t already know who is, you probably shouldn’t be watching this show.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30pm):  “Ted reunites with his college girlfriend (), prompting Lily and Marshall to reveal how much they loathed the snooty woman.” From what I recall, one can easily bond with Prepon over a quick smoke break.
  • Castle (ABC, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Well-known mystery writer Richard Castle is questioned by a fiery detective about a serial killer reenacting murders from his books.” Kinda sounds like Basic Instinct, sans a naked Michael Douglas. Or Sharon Stone. Or Jeanne Tripplehorn.

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