What To Watch: Wednesday

TOP PICK: ‘Survivor: Nicaragua‘ (8pm ET on CBS) Watch Episodes On Demand One of the game’s most prominent masterminds targets two foes and sets a plan in motion to oust one of them, along with an immunity idol, in one of the most memorable tribal councils of the season. KEY EPISODE: ‘Modern Family‘ (9pm ET […]

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NBC Supersizes ‘Chuck,’ Gives Full-Season Order To ‘Chase’

NBC on Tuesday granted full-season orders to freshman action-drama ‘Chase‘ and the forever-on-the-bubble ‘Chuck.’ In fact, ‘Chuck’ received more than a back 9 order; NBC added 11 episodes to the spy comedy’s season, for a total of 24. NBC Orders Full Seasons Of ‘The Event,’ ‘LOLA’ and ‘Outsourced’ To date, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced ‘Chase’ has […]

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Ratings: ‘Law & Order: LA’ Plunges, ‘Kitchen’ Heats Up

Following a strong premiere, ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles‘ Week 2 ratings were a bit arresting. The NBC spin-off dropped 23 percent in the key 18-to-49 demo, while its total viewership sank 22 percent (to 8.23 million). That opened the door for CBS’ freshman legal dramedy ‘The Defenders‘ (9.3 million viewers) to easily outdraw ‘LOLA.’ […]

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Cancellation Watch: 5 New Shows in Jeopardy

This hasn’t been the best of fall seasons. I knew going in that none of the pilots really ‘popped,’ but there’s always something to surprise you. Like ‘S#*! My Dad Says’ still being on the air, while ‘Lone Star’ is DOA. And Fox’s flop is hardly the only dud on the dial. ABC pulled the […]

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Ratings: ‘Survivor’ Hits All-Time Low, ‘Law & Order: LA’ Looks Good

Week 2 of this TV season’s Wednesday line-up served up few big surprises, though at least two shows were handed a bit of bad news. In the 8’clock hour, CBS’ ‘Survivor: Nicaragua‘ topped the hour (with 12.2 million total viewers) but dropped 15 percent in the coveted 18-to-49 demo to post its lowest rating ever […]

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What To Watch: Wednesday

SEASON PREMIERE: ‘Modern Family‘ (9pm ET on ABC) As ABC’s Emmy Award-winning series ‘Modern Family’ returns for its second season, Claire finally gets Phil to agree to sell their old station wagon, but not before everyone has to take it on one last ride down memory lane. Meanwhile, when a haphazard hammer-wielding Mitchell decides to […]

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‘Undercovers’ Boss Apologizes: An Attractive Cast Wasn’t Available

Point out to the executive producers of NBC’s ‘Undercovers’ (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8/7c) that their two leads are kinda sorta, you know, lacking in the looks department, and you’ll hit a sore spot. “We tried finding better-looking people, but they weren’t unavailable,” J.J. Abrams (‘Alias’) tells Fancast, following our sarcasm-laced lead. Adds Josh […]

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Who Will Lose The Fall Season’s Nastiest Timeslot Battles?

Thanks to some bold scheduling moves and the arrival of a few formidable newcomers, the fall TV season brings with it at least five major time-slot face-offs. Fall TV Premiere Dates: Mark Your Calendar! Can a transplanted comedy titan continue to rule in its new roost? Will a rebooted cop show close the book on […]

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Fall TV Premiere Dates: Mark Your Calendar!

Could it be? The new fall TV season is here! The new cycle of shows arrives with an early-September trickle, and then really makes itself known the week of September 20, when more than 60 (!) premieres hit the smaller screen. Is your DVR preemptively weeping? Remember, you can watch many of your favorite shows […]

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