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TV on DVD: August 17, 2010

Dexter Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Season 1, Part 1)
  • Bonanza (Best of)
  • Cougar Town (Season 1)
  • Dexter (Season 4)
  • Friday Night Lights (Season 4)
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (Season 3)
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Season 2)
  • One Tree Hill (Season 7)
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends (Season 4)
  • Temple Grandin (TV Movie)
  • Ugly Betty (Final Season)

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

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TV Talk: Doctor Who Sets Records, Steven Seagal Shut Down

Doctor Who's Matt Smith-Reboots can be successful in the theaters and on television. Saturday’s debut of Doctor Who gave BBC America it’s largest audience to date. The premiere also earned the channel it’s best numbers in the 25-54s.

-Vice President Joe Biden will likely have to address his “big f**king” gaffe when he sits down with the ladies of The View next week. Biden will appear on Monday as part of the show’s “Red, White & View” series.

-There’s a slight possibility that Ugly Betty will live on on the big screen. “It’s something that we’ve been talking about and it’s something that America Ferrera would really love to do. That woman has so much determination that I can’t imagine anything she puts her mind to not getting done,” actress Ana Ortiz (Hilda Suarez) said.

-Production on Steven Seagal Lawman has been indefinitely shut down in light of a civil lawsuit filed against the reality show’s star. Kayden Nguyen, a former assistant to the star, has accused Steven Seagal of sexual harassment and is asking for $1 million.


This Week on TV (3/29-4/4)


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MONDAY (3/29)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family, 8pm):  “While on suspension, Kat sneaks into school to take a test.” Kids these days—if they’re not itching to text, they’re dying to take tests.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Taylor gives Jack a crucial assignment.” His mission: Safely deliver to FOX before times runs out.
  • Kell on Earth (Bravo, 10pm):  “The staffers throw a birthday party for Kell.” The interns will be saddled with perfecting the seating arrangements for musical chairs.

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Casting Corner: Bones, Royal Pains and More

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

Desperate Housewives: Two of the world’s most famous supermodels will be making the ABC show their runway. Both Heidi Klum and Paulina Porizkova have just been tapped to appear as themselves in an episode next month. The scene - which will be set in New York - will also involve Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria Parker) and Angie Bolen (Drea de Matteo).

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Wednesday Ratings: ABC Feels Some Love

ABC might not have been the winner last night, but Modern Family and The Middle did their best to help. Despite competition from American Idol‘s Group Night, Family reached another series high in the demos. Meanwhile, Middle - with help from Charlie Brown - hit a high of its own.

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Wednesday Ratings: Human Falls Short of Target

Life pre-Idol never looks quite as good as it does post-Idol. Last night, Human Target took quite a hit in its new 8:00 time slot and tied a repeat of Modern Family in the demos.

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  • Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials (2.9/9 in 18-49) had 11.2 million laughing.
  • (7.8 million, 2.4/7) gave up 2.6 million.
  • (2.7/8) scored 7.3 million.
  • A * repeat (2.4/7) pulled in 6.8 million.
  • (6.3 million, 1.6/5) added on 500,000.
  • * (1.4 million, 0.6/2) slid by 300,000.

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This Week on TV (2/1-2/7)


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MONDAY (2/1)
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A convicted killer () on death row receives a 24-hour stay of execution after doubt is cast on his guilt.” New evidence suggests he may have been given that girl’s underpants.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A firefighter whose home overflows with his possessions.” That’s just a fire waiting to happen! Oh -  maybe that’s the point.
  • Damages (FX, 10pm):  “Patty and Phil, locked in their bitter divorce battle, find one piece of common ground: their dog.” Phil - if you love the dog, just give it to her. Trust me.

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ABC Canceling Ugly Betty

DescriptionDespite ABC’s attempt to find a good home for , the network finally decided to give the time shifting a rest. The comedy will be canceled after its fourth season ends.

“We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty‘s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion,” the producers and ABC said in a joint statement.

“We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell,” they added.

The show’s finale is expected to air sometime in April.

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Wednesday Ratings: Modern Family Remains Strong Against Target

Despite a huge lead-in, Human Target looked vulnerable against non-repeats. The show’s second outing pulled in over 10 million viewers, but placed third in its hour with the demos.

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Wednesday Ratings: No Mercy for Idol Competition

Despite being down 3.5 million from its Tuesday debut, American Idol was still strong enough to blow away the competition.

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