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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/28)

Swingtown

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • MADE (MTV) - 28 more episodes ordered
  • Teen Cribs (MTV) - 20 more episodes ordered

 

RENEWALS
  • 30 Rock (NBC) - Season 4
  • The Biggest Loser (NBC) - Season 8
  • The City (MTV) - Season 2
  • Daddy’s Girls (MTV) - Season 2
  • DEA (Spike) - Season 2
  • The Office (NBC) - Season 6
  • The Real World (MTV) - Season 22

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Swingtown (CBS)

(To get a look at TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule, click here.)

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TV on DVD: December 9, 2008

Still looking for a few Christmas ideas? Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Lost Season 4 DVD

  • Deadwood (Complete Series)
  • Dragon Ball GT (Season 1)
  • Gunsmoke (Season 3, Vol. 1)
  • Happy Days (Season 4)
  • Lost (Season 4)
  • McLeod’s Daughters (Season 7)
  • Not On Your Nellie (Season 1)
  • Rawhide (Season 3, Vol. 2)
  • Swingtown (Season 1)
  • The Wire (Complete Series)

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Friday Ratings: Cancer Takes a Back Seat to 5th Graders

Despite being a star-studded, newsworthy event, the Stand Up 2 Cancer special wound up falling behind an episode of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. Thanks to split coverage between ABC, NBC and CBS, FOX was easily Friday night’s winner in both categories.

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Friday Ratings: FOX on Top of Boring Night

Although it was a close race, FOX managed to pass CBS with the viewers on Friday. The Eye network, though, did tie FOX and CW in the demos.

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This Week on TV (9/1-9/7)

Raising the Bar

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

 

MONDAY (9/1)

Labor Day Marathons: The Closer (TNT), Beverly Hills, 90210 (SOAPnet), Scrubs (TV Land), Dirty Jobs (Discovery), My Wife and Kids (ABC Family), Star Trek: The Next Generation (Sci Fi), House of Payne (TBS), CSI (Spike TV), Anthony Bourdain (Travel), That ‘70s Show (FX)

  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  Season 2 premiere. “Summer in the Hamptons winds down as Serena and Nate carry on a cover-up scheme to make others think they’re dating.” A few choice pics sent to Gossip Girl should do the trick.
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Season 4 premiere. “Michael is in LA looking to even the score with Gretchen for Sara’s death.” I think Gretchen should really apologize for all of last season.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 9pm):  Season 6 premiere. “Lucas’ chosen lady meets him at the airport, while Dan’s accident proves life-threatening.” Sorry. So not caring who picks these days.
  • Raising the Bar (TNT, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Idealistic public defender Jerry Kellerman (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) fights for a man he’s sure is innocent, but holding a court is a judge who loathes Kellerman.” Gosselaar’s new hair has been generating some passionate opinions.

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This Week on TV (8/25-8/31)

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MONDAY (8/25)
  • General Hospital (ABC, check local listings):  wakes up from her catatonic state. Hurry up and ask her all your questions before she goes back under.
  • High School Musical: Get in the Picture (ABC, 8pm):  “The six finalists attempt to learn TV theme songs from the 1970s and ‘80s.” Should we really allow these teens to butcher classic songs from before they were born?
  • Deal or No Deal (NBC, 8pm):  Season 4 premiere. Could this be the day that someone wins the million? Pleez. Do you think they’d give it up that quickly?
  • America’s Toughest Jobs (NBC, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Average Joes perform dangerous and physically demanding jobs in this competition series. The winner is awarded the annual salary of each job completed.” Aren’t Average Joes the ones already performing these jobs?

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This Week on TV (8/11-8/17)

Kung Fu Killer

(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)
(You can navigate NBC’s Olympics schedule here.)

MONDAY (8/11)
  • Sesame Street (PBS, check local listings):  Season 39 premiere. “One, two, three, four…chickens just back from the shore.
  • High School Musical: Get in the Picture (ABC, 8pm):  “The contestants get a lesson on how to express emotions without using words.” Tip #1: If you need to cry, cut a hole in your pocket, take a pair of tweezers, and just start pulling. (Thanks, Joey Tribbiani.)
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  “Provenza gets in hot water when he loses evidence from a successfully executed sting operation.” Somebody better buy the boss a box a chocolates asap.
  • The Mole (ABC, 10pm):  “The mole’s last victim and the Mole are revealed in the fifth-season finale after all 12 players reunite.” If a mole is revealed but nobody’s there to see it, will a show get whacked?

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Friday Ratings: Close Call Between CBS and NBC

Friday night’s contest came down to the activity in the 9:00 hour. When the dust settled, CBS barely passed NBC in the viewers (5.09 million to 5.06 million) while tying both NBC and CW in the demos.

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  • * (5 million, 1.2/5 in 18-49) saw 200,000 spirits disappear.
  • * (4.1 million, 0.9/4) also slipped by 200,000.
  • (4 million, 1.2/5) got 200,000 more in the ring.
  • ‘s airing of Lemony Snicket (1.1/4) entertained 3.5 million.
  • Approximately 2.6 million were sucked into The Fog (0.9/3) on .

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Friday Ratings: Viewers Not in the Mood for Swinging

A switch of time slots might have helped Flashpoint, but it didn’t do much for Swingtown. Meanwhile, all of the networks took a backseat to NBC on Friday.

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This Week on TV (7/14-7/20)

Saving Grace

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

 

MONDAY (7/14)
  • Top Gear (BBC, 8pm):  Season premiere. “A game of car soccer is played.” No wonder kids are too fat these days. They can’t even get out of their car to actually kick a ball!
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “In the ladies tilt, a student tries to make the grade against a future figure skater.” As we’ve learned from , figure skaters come with an unfair advantage.
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm): Season 4 premiere. “Fritz and Brenda’s new duplex forbids the presence of pets, but that doesn’t stop Brenda from keeping Kitty on the premises.” If Kitty is the pet, what’s Fritz?
  • Saving Grace (TNT, 10pm):  Season 2 premiere. “Grace gets busy on her day off: She works to unlock the secrets of her her haunted past, but instead ends up apprehending a criminal on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.” And I’ll bet she doesn’t get paid for doing all that work on her own time.

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