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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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TV on DVD: September 21, 2010

How I Met Your Mother Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 30 Rock (Season 4)
  • Being Human (Season 2)
  • Bored to Death (Season 1)
  • Castle (Season 2)
  • Community (Season 1)
  • Desperate Housewives (Season 6)
  • Dragon Ball GT (Complete Series)
  • The Hills (Season 6)
  • How I Met Your Mother (Season 5)
  • Human Target (Season 1)
  • Law & Order: SVU (Season 11)
  • The Mentalist (Season 2)
  • Modern Family (Season 1)
  • Mythbusters (Collection 6)
  • Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Season 1)
  • Two and a Half Men (Season 7)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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This Week on TV (9/20-9/26)


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MONDAY (9/20)

Season premieres: Castle, Chase, Chuck, Dancing with the Stars, The Event, Hawaii Five-0, House, How I Met Your Mother, Lone Star, Mike & Molly, Rachael Ray, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.):  “In the sixth season opener, Ted runs into Cindy (Rachel Bilson), whom he dated briefly—and who is also the roommate of his future wife.” He heard from a little bird (a.k.a. Twitter) that she wasn’t with Hayden Christensen anymore.
  • Chuck (NBC, 8 p.m.):  “Season 4 opens with Chuck engaging in a sweeping quest to find his mother (Linda Hamilton), all while keeping the rogue mission a secret from his sister.” The only clue he has to work with is the fading Polaroid picture John Conner gave him.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.):  “In the eighth-season opener, Charlie this it’s time to cut back on his drinking.” His judge He also thinks it would be smart to film a PSA.

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This Week on TV (5/3-5/9)


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MONDAY (5/3)
  • Romantically Challenged (ABC, 9:30):  “Shawn romances Lisa’s friend Vanessa because her cable system carries the hockey championship games and his doesn’t.” She didn’t realize what type of scoring he had in mind.
  • Castle (ABC, 10pm):  “Beckett and Castle investigate the death of a big-name chef found frozen in a restaurant’s kitchen.” This would not be a good time to be The Naked Chef.
  • Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen, 10pm):  “Tori and Dean’s relationship is tested after uneasy rider Dean takes a spill on the motorcycle racetrack, landing him in the hospital. The accident leaves the couple conflicted—until Dean issues an apology.” The one who should apologize is the one the audience cares about the least.

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Thursday Ratings: NBC Showered with Good News

Hey NBC - primetime might actually survive in the post-Jay Leno world after all. Last night’s arrival of Jim and Pam’s baby on The Office delivered something the network hadn’t seen before, a victory over Grey’s Anatomy in the demos. That one-hour special lead into another nice win for the network. The Marriage Ref‘s time slot debut also defeated the competition in the 18-49s.

Jim, Pam and baby on The Office8pm

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Casting Corner: Nikita, Parks and Recreation and More

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

Parks and Recreation: Will Rob Lowe be trading in his Senate seat for a job with the parks department? According to Entertainment Weekly, the soon-to-be departing Brothers & Sisters star is in talks to join the NBC comedy. It’s not clear what role he’ll fill, but Lowe will supposedly start his run sometime this season.

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Thursday Ratings: Survivor a Hero for CBS

Did you see the moment when Sugar ran topless down the beach on Survivor? If you didn’t, you were one of the few. The two-hour premiere of the Heroes vs. Villains edition attracted 14.1 million fans and helped put a ding into Grey’s Anatomy‘s numbers.

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains debut8pm

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Thursday Ratings: ABC, CBS Split First Night of Sweeps

FOX’s ride to the top ended quickly. When originals returned to ABC and CBS, so did the numbers. Last night, the Alphabet network - with no help from The Deep End - narrowly took first in the demos. Meanwhile, CBS was easily the winner with the viewers.

Vampire Diaries8pm

  • (12.3 million, 3.3/10 in 18-49) did about the same.
  • CBS’ Survivor Survivor special (2.4/7) had 8.3 million looking back.
  • (2.2/7) entertained 5.2 million.
  • (5.1 million, 1.3/4) plunged by 900,000.
  • (4.9 million, 2.3/6) hit a season high rating.
  • (4 million, 1.8/5) sucked in 200,000 more.

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Thursday Ratings: Bones Bests CSI, Deep End Sinks

Last night’s programming ended with interesting results. Despite non-stop promotions, ABC’s freshman series The Deep End struggled to find an audience with the 18-49s during its hour. Meanwhile, CBS had some good and bad news. On the plus side, repeats of The Big Bang Theory did better than original comedies on NBC. On the negative side, Bones actually beat CSI in the demos.

The Deep End8pm

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Thursday Ratings: Grey’s Stunt Works for ABC

If this continues, ABC may do crossover stunts every week. Last night’s two-hour event between Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice gave ABC an easy win in the demos. Meanwhile, CBS, with its crime block, came ahead with the viewers.

Eric Dane on Private Practice 8pm

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