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First Look: Ugly Betty’s Wilhemina Slater with Her Drag Queen

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, Gossip,

Ugly Betty's Vanessa Williams and her drag queen

Who better to mock/emulate/impersonate Vanessa Williams than her very own brother?

In an upcoming episode of , the actress’ real-life sibling, Chris Williams, will guest as “Wilheldiva Hater”—a more fabulous version of Mode‘s creative director.

How will Wilhelmina Slater feel about this drag queen? Well, if she didn’t find her lookalike so handy, she might just scratch her eyes out.

Look for Wilheldiva and Wilhelmina to meet on January 20.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

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Wednesday Ratings: CBS was the People’s Choice

Despite strong performances from (most of) ABC’s comedies and SVU, viewers made CBS their choice last night. Yesterday’s People’s Choice Awards broadcast earned its best demos and viewers since 2007.

Johnny Depp at the 2010 People's Choice Awards8pm

  • A new edition of (2.9/8 in 18-49) brought in 8.5 million for CBS.
  • An early edition of (2.2/6) raised 7.5 million; the comedy’s second half hour (8.2 million, 2.7/7) hit season highs.
  • (7.3 million, 1.7/5) sunk to a demo low.
  • A * repeat (1.3/4) had 3.4 million singing.
  • * (0.4/1) dialed up 895,000.

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Casting Corner: True Blood, Lie to Me and More

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

True Blood: A list of men have been added to the vampire drama’s third season. Theo Alexander has been cast as Talbot, the vampire king of Mississippi’s boyfriend. Ugly Betty‘s Grant Bowler (Connor Owens) will climb on the bike to portray Coot, a werewolf and biker gang leader. Meanwhile, Marshall Allman (Prison Break) will guest star as Tommy Mickens, Sam’s long-lost sibling.

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Friday Ratings: Big Bump for Betty

Okay, so CBS was in repeats—but I think we’d all accept gifts when we can. A lack of competition helped Friday’s broadcast of Ugly Betty reach its best numbers of the season. Thankfully, the program will be given a new opportunity when it starts airing on Wednesdays in January.

Yes, Virginia8pm

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Friday Ratings: Dollhouse Down, Betty Up

Do viewers watch programs they know are being canceled? Based on Dollhouse‘s ratings last night, probably not. The FOX drama returned this weekend to series-low ratings. Elsewhere, fans of Ugly Betty did their best to keep that ABC comedy from the chopping block.

Vanessa Williams on Ugly Betty8pm

  • (8.2 million, 1.9/7 in 18-49) had the best numbers of the night.
  • Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa (1.1/4) entertained 4.3 million for NBC.
  • ABC’s Dreams Come True special (0.9/3) saw 3.7 million tune in.
  • (0.8/3) averaged 2.1 million over two hours.
  • * (1.8 million, 0.8/3) added on 200,000.

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Friday Ratings: Ugly Night for Ugly Betty

A night of repeats didn’t help Ugly Betty‘s long-term survival chances this weekend. Despite a slate of originals for ABC, the network lost out to CBS in viewers. Meanwhile, FOX - thanks to an animated movie - actually won in the demos.

Ice Age: The Meltdown8pm

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Friday Ratings: Business as Usual for CBS

An evening without a Rihanna-esque interview is just your typical boring

Friday night. CBS’ lineup easily held off its contenders to win both the viewers and the demos.

Patricia Arquette on Medium8pm

  • (8 million, 2.0/7 in 18-48) was on par with last week.
  • (7.5 million, 1.7/6) dipped by a 1/2 milion.
  • (5 million, 1.4/5) raised another 200,000.
  • * (3.5 million, 1.1/4) was off by 400,000.
  • (2.7 million, 1.2/4) lost 100,000.

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This Week on TV (11/9-11/15)


(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (11/9)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie and Alan wake up together…with a woman they don’t recognize.” Strange, but significantly less awkward than two and a half men.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “Ray Langston of the Las Vegas crime lab arrives in Miami to investigate after a severed leg found in the Everglades is discovered to belong to a girl who disappeared in Las Vegas a week earlier.” Horatio + Morpheus = sunglasses showdown.
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 10pm):  “Jake gets his own cell phone for his 12th birthday, and before long he racks up an outrageous bill, making Matt and Amy question whether he s ready for the responsibility.” The Learning Channel is not known for highlighting responsibility—in pre-teens or fathers of eight.

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Friday Ratings: Rihanna Performs for ABC

Whether she’s singing on stage or sitting down for an interview, Rihanna knows how to draw an audience. Her emotional 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer scored the best demos of the night.

Rihanna on 20/208pm

  • (8 million, 1.8/6 in 18-49) picked up 1 million.
  • (7.9 million, 1.8/6) fell by 800,000.
  • (4.8 million, 1.3/4) remained steady.
  • * (3.9 million, 1.2/4) was up slightly.
  • (2.8 million, 1.2/4) added on 200,000.

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Friday Ratings: Smallville Shows Strength

Every once in a while a move to Fridays isn’t such a bad thing. Although some shows have been known to fade away, CW’s Smallville actually hit a season high with the 18-49s this weekend. That performance, of course, didn’t keep CBS from winning in both the viewers and the demos.

Smallville8pm

  • (8.3 million, 2.0/7 in 18-49) was down by 200,000.
  • (7 million, 1.4/5) also fell by 200,000.
  • (4.8 million, 1.3/4) added on 100,000.
  • A 2-hour * repeat (3.8 million, 1.2/4) did better than last week’s programming.
  • (2.6 million, 1.2/4) picked up 100,000.

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