What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

Monday January 2: ‘The Bachelor‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Premiere** Record Now Millions of viewers were shocked, along with Ben Flajnik, 29, the handsome winemaker from Sonoma, when, after summoning the courage to get down on one knee and offer his heartfelt proposal to Bachelorette Ashley Hebert, she rejected him, sending him off heartbroken […]

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8.4M People Watch ABC’s Kennedy Tapes Special

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK — Fifty years on, Camelot has little apparent fascination for young people. The majority of the 8.4 million people who watched ABC’s two-hour special featuring a previously-unheard interview with former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy had personal memories of the Kennedy administration. The Nielsen ratings company said just […]

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‘Big Brother’ Premiere Tops Night’s Ratings

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – The 13th season premiere of “Big Brother” won the evening’s top ratings on Thursday and beat out its previous season premiere, according to preliminary viewership figures. “Big Brother” on CBS at 9 p.m. received a 2.7 rating/8 share in the adults 18-to-49 viewer group, an eight percent climb […]

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‘Wipeout’ Hits Up Vanessa Minnillo For Co-Host Job

“Wipeout” may be a disaster for its contestants, but the ABC game show has made a winner out of Vanessa Minnillo. According to People.com, she has been hired as the reality series’ new co-host, replacing the departing Jill Wagner. Minnillo will join host the show’s two Johns, colorful color commentators Anderson and Henson, starting with […]

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Is ABC’s ‘Wipeout’ a Rip-Off?

BY: Matthew Belloni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In the 1996 film “Swingers,” Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and their fellow wannabe actors debate whether Quentin Tarantino ripped off a slow-motion sequence in “Reservoir Dogs” from Martin Scorsese. “Everybody steals from everybody,” Vaughn’s character announces. “That’s Hollywood.” The Swingers maxim is true throughout showbiz, but perhaps it […]

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What To Watch: Thursday

TOP PICK: ‘The Office‘ (9pm ET on NBC) Watch Episodes On Demand The new manager, Deangelo Vickers (guest star Will Ferrell), has everyone hoping to make good first impressions: Andy finds himself awkwardly typecast while Jim and Pam worry that they’ve come on too strong. Only Dwight is apathetic about the new leader. KEY EPISODE: […]

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What To Watch: Thursday

TOP PICK: ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ (9pm ET on ABC) Arizona seeks Mark’s advice as she tries to reconcile with Callie, who has big news of her own; Teddy must make a key decision for Henry during his surgery; and on the same day the residents receive a new crop of interns, the Chief announces he is […]

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