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Monday Ratings: Dancing with the Stars a Winner for ABC

The first official night of the fall television season saw five new shows vying for our attention. Despite good starts from Hawaii Five-0, Mike & Molly and The Event, Dancing with the Stars remained strong for ABC. Meanwhile, Lone Star proved a position post-House doesn’t necessarily mean ratings gold.

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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 (5/24-5/30)


 

MONDAY (5/24)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  Season finale. “Marshall and Lily make a vow to try to have a baby if they see Barney’s doppelgänger.” Spotted: Bryan Ryan, a Stinson lookalike, playing the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  Season finale. “Charlie’s license is suspended and Jake becomes his driver.” A personal driver was a stipulation in Charlie Sheen’s new deal with CBS.
  • Law & Order (NBC, 10pm):  Series finale. “Lupo and Bernard try to locate a blogger who threatened to blow up a school, but the teachers’ union hampers the probe.” Per their contracts, the teachers will only provide assistance when they have a renewed season.

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This Week on TV (5/10-5/16)


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MONDAY (5/10)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends crash an upscale party attended by prominent intellectuals, and Ted tries to show off his brainier side.” His theory on the success of “The Naked Man” strategy proved to be an effective ice breaker.
  • Unwrapped (Food, 8:30pm):  “Included: a huge jawbreaker that takes three weeks to make.” And only two seconds for your child’s dentist to cash in.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack Bauer goes rogue to discover who’s behind the day’s despicable events.” A strategy that could have come in handy…even a few hours ago.

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This Week on TV (4/19-4/25)


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MONDAY (4/19)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Ted attends his mom’s wedding and is troubled by her affectionate relationship with the groom, which prompts Ted to make an impulsive decision regarding his life.” He needs to stop stringing women/fans along fast and find that other “mother"of his.
  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Wilson begins anew with an ex ().” Unfortunately, random visions of a man named “Hugo Reyes” keeps diverting her attention.
  • Romantically Challenged (ABC, 9:30pm):  Series premiere. “Lawyer and mom Rebecca (Alyssa Milano) re-enters the dating scene after a 15-year marriage and looks to her clueless friends for advice and support.” I believe the last thing any girl wants to do is help Alyssa Milano find a man.

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This Week on TV (4/12-4/18)


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MONDAY (4/12)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Marshall gets mugged, prompting Lily to want to get a gun.” Given her previous experiencing staking vampires, he knew she was handy with weapons.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Alan tolerates Jake’s new friend, who is a bad influence, because he’s attracted to the boy’s mother, played by .” According to Jim, she’s got very low standards.
  • Pawn Stars (History, 10pm):  “Included: an archery bow; a full-size, hand-carved wooden motorcycle; and a pirate peg leg.” Life’s even hard for the Dread Pirate Roberts XL.

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Over 20 TV Theme Songs Get Mashed Up


Every once in a while, someone winds up with a little too much time on their hands—and you get to enjoy their efforts.

In this clip, 22 television theme songs are combined for a fun medley. Included are: , The Simpsons, The O.C., Naruto, Family Guy, Married with Children, Cheers, That ‘70s Show, Big Love, Freaks and Geeks, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, Firefly, The Office, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scrubs, True Blood, Charles in Charge, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Mission Impossible and Friends.

Kudos to those who could name every tune in just two notes.

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Casting Corner: Mildred Pierce, My Boys and More

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

Mildred Pierce: HBO has rounded up a few more key players for its upcoming adaptation of the 1941 novel. The miniseries - which already boasts Kate Winslet as the title character - will also feature Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) as Mildred’s daughter, Veda, and Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker) as Monty Beragon, Mildred’s love interest. Filming on the five-parter will begin next month.

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This Week on TV (3/8-3/14)


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MONDAY (3/8)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Still hurting from the way Barney ended their romance, Robin gets back at him by getting a beautiful self-help author, played by Jennifer Lopez, to turn the tables on Barney.” He was lead to believe her love wouldn’t cost a thing.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie and Chelsea have one-night stands after breaking up.” Unlike hers, Charlie’s was spent behind bars.
  • Fashion Police (E!, 10pm):  “Comments on fashions worn at the 2010 Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.” Those who aren’t invited, judge…or have a show on E!.

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