If you’re like me and already starting to go through premature ‘Lost‘ withdrawal, even though the series finale is over a year away, I have some good news. ABC plans to show promos for its much anticipated pilot ‘Flash Forward’ this Wednesday during Lost’s 100th episode. Starring Joseph Fiennes, the series is based on Robert J. Sawyer’s novel that details what happens after a global event in which the world’s population all blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. If the series is indeed picked up for a run in the fall, this could help soften the blow when ‘Lost’ signs off for good in May 2010.
What’s Hot: Sunday Ratings
ABC and CBS battled it out again Sunday for the ratings crown, with the two networks ending up in a virtual tie, although CBS did have slightly more total viewers. ‘Desperate Housewives‘ once again was the top show overall on the night, while ‘60 Minutes‘ and ‘The Amazing Race‘ were strong for CBS.
What’s Hotter: Ugly Betty
Fans of the fashion-challenged Betty Suarez were a bit apprehensive when ‘Ugly Betty‘ was yanked from ABC’s schedule a few months ago and replaced by ‘Samantha Who?‘ and ‘In The Motherhood.‘ But alas, those new comedies tanked, and ‘Betty’ has been rushed back to the ABC schedule, returning this Thursday at 8pm ET, a week earlier than scheduled. And to top it all off, the show has already been renewed for next season. Hooray Betty, we look forward to much more Mode madness (and much more Marc and Amanda, please!)
What’s Definitely Not Happening: Dollhouse
After a week off due to the two-hour ‘Prison Break‘ return, Joss Whedon’s ‘Dollhouse’ returned to an audience of 3 million last Friday, setting a new series low in ratings. Not exactly the type of momentum you’d like to see from a series that is fighting for its very life. With just two episodes left this season, unless things turn around very quickly, look for ‘Dollhouse’ to be put out to pasture for good – joining the ranks of past Whedon favorites such as ‘Firefly,’ and ‘Wonderfalls‘ that didn’t get more than one season.