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TV on DVD: September 23, 2008

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Boston Legal Season 4 DVD

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Cashmere Star Moving to Dirty Sexy Money

Lucy LiuWhile ABC has neither confirmed or denied the demise of , the program’s prognosis does not look good.  The evidence?  One of the show’s leading ladies is already working on her own backup plan.

Lucy Liu, Cashmere‘s Mia Mason, is reportedly in talks to star in another ABC drama.  Assuming her upcoming schedule frees up, she could soon have a full-time job on .  The role would allow the actress to return to familiar Ally McBeal-esque territory: Liu would once again play a lawyer.

In case you were wondering about (a.k.a. NBC’s version of Mafia), that show did make it on the 2008-09 schedule.

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Has Stellar Evening

Last night, American Idol turned in its best Wednesday numbers since its debut back in January.  The show did better than all the other network averages combined.

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Wednesday Ratings: Viewers Less Interested in the Truth

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Sam Waterston, Law and Order

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This Week on TV (2/11-2/17)

Flavor of Love

(You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (2/11)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 8pm):  “Sarah meets a stranger () who shares a similar past.”  They were once both white rappers?
  • Dance War (ABC, 8pm):  “The touring company of ‘High School Musical’ performs.”  The contestants, now left with inferiority complexes, are unable to go on.
  • Flavor of Love (VH1, 9pm):  Third season premiere.  Is it a coincidence that a Flav-ex has since show up on ?
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  “The escape attempt is successful for some, if not all, of the escapees.”  Apparently you can miss weeks of this show and not miss a thing.

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‘Lipstick Jungle’ Premiere

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Cable, HBO, NBC, Editorial,

Lipstick Jungle

Remember those perfume ads back in the 1980’s for Parfums decoeur ‘Designer Imposters’? They went something like “if you like Giorgio you’ll love Primo!, if you like Opium you’ll love Ninja” or the more recent enticement, “If you like Juicy Couture you’ll love Yeah Baby.”  It’s human to want a whiff of luxury at a bargain price - too bad the end result usually stinks.

NBC’s reminds me of those ‘Designer Imposters’. The show, starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price,  premiered last night.

If you’re confused and could have sworn Lipstick Jungle stars Lucy Liu and two other chicks, you’re only half wrong.  That show is on ABC and is called .

Lipstick Jungle has the right pedigree. It’s based on a novel by Sex and the City author and its parallels to that hit HBO series are unmistakable until you scratch the surface.

Lipstick’s plot centers around three powerful Manhattan women who tread in dangerous waters of sex, lies and betrayal. At least, I think that’s what the plot is supposed to be. What I saw seemed more like a Lifetime movie for women than a glossy Primetime sex drama.

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Wednesday Ratings:  FOX Repeats Itself

Pitted against stale competition, American Idol and The Moment of Truth skated away with their victories.  was once again the network to beat.

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Cashmere Mafia

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Delivers With ‘Truth’

Finally, American Idol is no longer responsible for carrying a whole network.  With assistance from Truth, notched another victory in its ratings belt.

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Power of 10

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Wednesday Ratings: FOX Continues to Ride Idol’s Wave

Another night with means another win for .  Even if the other networks had formed an alliance, their numbers still wouldn’t surpass the reality juggernaut.

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Law and Order

  • (12.6/30 in 18-49) opened and closed the evening with 30.3 million viewers.  That large number was actually a 3 million decline from Tuesday’s premiere.
  • (3.1/8) negotiated with 11.8 million.
  • (5.2 million, 2.0/5) kissed about 2.5 million goodbye.
  • (4.9 million, 1.1/3) lost strength from last week.
  • (1.6 million, 0.7/2) was down just a tad.

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  • (11.6 million, 3.6/9 in 18-49) brought 600,000 more to justice since last week.
  • (5.4 million, 2.2/6) shrunk another 800,000 viewers.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Wednesday’s numbers here.)

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This Week on TV (1/14-1/20)

American Idol

(You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (1/14)
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Season resumes.  “Michael suffers the consequences of solitary confinement, Sona-style.”  I hate to think we left him in there these past few months.
  • Kyle XY (ABC Family, 8pm):  Second season resumes.  “Kyle returns to the Tragers to tell them truth about his existence.”  Maybe should consider stealing this show to fill their schedule.  Otherwise, I’ll never get around to watching it.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9pm):  Regular day and time.  “John grows restless and sneaks out of the house to track down Charley Dixon.”  Maybe they should have recast .  He would have filled this punk role perfectly.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  Actress guest-stars as Horatio’s ex and Kyle’s mother.  Wouldn’t it have made more sense if she was on the regular ?  Then they could have linked it back to her years.

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