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This Week on TV (7/19-7/25)


MONDAY (7/19)
  • Behind the Music (VH1, 8pm):  “ is profiled through interviews and archival clips. The R&B star discusses his relationship with TLC’s Chilli.” I’d hate to say things are still “chilly” between them, but…
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 10pm):  “Jane clashes with her new boss (Donnie Wahlberg).” You have to hang tough with that guy.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season finale. “The three beauties left are paired with celebrities to party the night away. They then don’t get to sleep it off, but instead must film a commercial about Las Vegas. One player folds like a house of cards from the sleep deprivation.” Beauty sleep is for suckers who can’t afford plastic surgery.

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This Week on TV (6/7-6/13)


MONDAY (6/7)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “Fourteen bachelors remain, nine of whom accompany Ali to a Barenaked Ladies performance (and are cast in one of the band’s videos).” If one of them passes a drug test, they could also become Barenaked Ladies’ latest singer.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  “Penn and Teller teach the contestants a magic trick, but swear them to secrecy on how it’s done. Will anyone give it up when questioned by a reporter?” More importantly: Will they give up the Everlasting Gobstopper?
  • Mega Bites (TLC, 10pm):  “A chef teams up with an engineer and a food scientist to build the world’s largest Rice Krispies Treat.” The bomb squad was mistakenly dispatched after reports of large snaps, crackles and pops.

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Watch Longer True Blood Season 3 Trailer

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Sci-Fi/Horror, HBO, News, Video,

If you were confused by the first trailer for True Blood‘s upcoming third season, perhaps this new, extended one can provide some insight…

I, for one, am extremely relieved to know somewhat who the bearded guy on the bed with Sookie is. Will Jason actually do something productive this season? Perhaps most importantly, who can resist a trailer with so much Eric?

Fans can catch the HBO season premiere on June 13.

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This Week on TV (5/31-6/6)


MONDAY (5/31)
  • King of Dirt (DIY, 9pm):  “A couple celebrate their wedding anniversary by having the front yard of their home landscaped.” For their first anniversary, it was their bodies they had landscaped.
  • Kendra (E!, 10pm):  “Kendra works on her tell-all autobiography, which Hank believes is too revealing.” He thinks she should just stick to picture books.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season premiere. “Ten contestants pose in lighted glass cases on the Las Vegas strip, thinking they’re competing for the title ‘The Face of Vegas,’ while actually both their outer and inner beauty are being judged.” The contestants, like Vegas, have a stylish exterior but are vacant inside.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (5/18)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come. Several shockers in this edition!!


  • Better Off Ted (ABC) - Season 2
  • Bones (FOX) - Seasons 5 & 6
  • Castle (ABC) - Season 2
  • Chuck (NBC) - Season 3
  • Cold Case (CBS) - Season 7
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E) - Season 5
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E) - Season 7
  • Dollhouse (FOX) - Season 2

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Monday Ratings: Heroes Can’t Rescue NBC

CBS’ repeat-filled lineup gave NBC a chance to pick up some ground yesterday. Unfortunately, the Peacock squandered its opportunity and sunk even further last night. FOX, in the meantime, seized the evening and placed first in both the viewers and the demos.

Heroes' Mohinder8pm

  • (14.6 million, 5.4/14 in 18-49) picked up 600,000.
  • special (11 million, 3.7/9) was off 1.5 million from the last regular episode.
  • * (8.4 million, 2.7/7)* lost 400,000; * (7.6 million, 2.8/7) grew by 300,000.
  • (6.5 million, 2.2/6) had its smallest audience yet.
  • * (1.1 million, 0.4/1) did about the same.

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This Week on TV (2/23-3/1)

The Celebrity Apprentice 2

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


MONDAY 2/23)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Jeff and Lester pester Ellie to hire their music group - called Jeffster! - as her wedding band.” That’s one way to ensure the Macarena won’t be played.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon and Kate decide to expand their family with the addition of two puppies.” Let’s not give any ideas.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack and Renee walker pursue Dubaku through the streets of Washington, D.C., with a little cyber help from Chloe.” If Bauer switched to Verizon, he could have a whole network working for him.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season finale. “A winner is named after an intimate interview with editor Jess Cagle tests contestants’ inner beauty and a seminude photo shoot tests their outer beauty.” The finalists will be graded on a curve and their curves.

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Monday Ratings: A New Low for Chuck

Chuck‘s post-Super Bowl boost disappeared in just a matter of weeks. Back on February 2nd, the show had its largest audience of the season. Yesterday, the program hit a series low. The Bachelor, in the meantime, hit another season high last night.


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This Week on TV (2/16-2/22)

The Real Housewives of NYC

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MONDAY 2/16)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Chuck and Sarah go undercover as a happily married couple in surburbia.” A happy couple in surburbia? Isn’t the whole point to be inconspicuous?
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “The Gosselins settle into their new home after the big move, but there’s still lots of work to be done.” And Kate will make sure Jon knows it.
  • Kyle XY (ABC Family, 9pm):  “Kyle reluctantly starts working at Latnok to repay his debt, and it’s not at all what he expects. Yet he still wants to quit, until he considers the Tragers’ current financial situation.” Back up a second—someone’s hiring?
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  “Contestants walk the red carpet with their parents, but there are also several secret tests of manners going on.” In other words, pushing mom out of your spotlight would be inadvisable.

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Inches Closer to FOX

All of a sudden, FOX is being forced to work hard for its money. Last night, new episodes of NCIS and The Mentalist put CBS within 100,000 viewers of the American Idol network. Meanwhile, an Octo-mom special had NBC tied with CBS for second place in the demos.

Simon Baker 8pm

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