Weekly TV Wrap Up – August 13th, 2009

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In today’s Weekly TV Wrap Up, we’re going to talk about Fringe realities, Supernatural & Smallville news & True Blood setting records.

We’re then going to touch on some news from Fox’s House, and wrap things up with an NCIS tidbit and some more summer time ratings.

Let’s get to it, shall we?



Despite the possibility of there being multiple realities, the showrunners for Fringe are only going to torment the viewers with one alternate reality at a time.  Thank god.  I have enough trouble with my own reality as it is!

As they put it, there’s “over here” and the alternate reality referred to as “over there,” where William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) lives.

The upcoming season will take place mostly “over here,” but what occurs “over there” will have a great impact on what happens “over here.”  (Did you follow that?)

Leonard Nimoy has already filmed one episode for season 2 and will be making numerous appearances throughout the season.

Fringe returns Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

Source:  TV Guide



I call this when worlds collide!  I know you’ve all been waiting for this one moment in time, but Paris Hilton is going to guest star on Supernatural.  Crickets…

She’ll be playing a demon that takes the form of, all things, Paris Hilton.  I so can’t wait for the Winchester brothers to stake her!

Eric Kripke calls it a “… a fun, irreverent episode.”  I call it frightening.

The episode, titled “American Idol,” will air on October 8, 2009.

Source:  The CW



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According showrunner Brian Peterson, they’re backing down from claims made earlier in the off-season that the upcoming 9th season of Smallville will be darker.

After they dropped that bombshell, fans started to get grumpy saying “Superman fans don’t do dark.” and “Nobody watches a TV show to become depressed.”  LOL…  I’m guessing they weren’t Battlestar Galactica fans.

Peterson went on to sooth the fanbase by adding that season 9 will not be all gloom and doom and backpedaled saying that Clark will just have some hard decisions to make.

WARNING:  He did warn us that sparks may very well fly between Clark and Lois… and they’ll be fighting zombies and …  well crap, I may have said too much already.  Zombies?  Am I reporting on Supernatural or Smallville?

Source:  EW


True Blood

2 weeks ago, True Blood on HBO hit a record number of estimated viewers, at 4.3 million.  But then last weekend they dusted the record books again and the show brought in an estimated 4.4 million pairs of eyeballs, breaking their own personal best.

It is an awesome, well-written show and I am not surprised that they’re pulling in the viewers.

Source:  EW



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For you Cameron and Chase fans from House, good news:  They’re going to be back in their old jobs and off the sidelines.  Of course, nothing comes easy and with them working side-by-side, that may put some strain on their brand new marriage!

We’ll also be seeing Foreman filling in as the top doc while Dr. Gregory House is on “leave,” which promises to be a rocky transition for Foreman.

As far as Cuddy and House go, don’t be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for anything to develop anytime soon between them.  Despite the tease of the imaginary hook-up, the showrunners are taking a step back and letting this premise simmer for a while.

Of course it all makes sense, right?  They want us to go stir crazy, but really, speaking of crazy, House does have to sort out a few things as he tries to re-balance his sanity.  He’s apparently not going to have an easy time of it.

Sources: EW: Link 1, Link 2



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According to sources, be sure you do not miss the very first minute of NCIS when it starts up its new season. According to exec producer Shane Brennan, you’re going to be asking yourself if you’re seeing things or not!

The new season of NCIS premieres on September 22nd.

Source:  EW


If you missed my prequel TV News article to this one, I chatted about Dollhouse, 24, Lie To Me, Damages, Lawman, King of the Hill and the The Office



Well, without really digging up a lot of info, amongst all the reality shows, repeats of NCIS (3rd with 9.9 million viewers), CSI:NY (9th w/ 8 mil viewers), CSI Miami (11th), The Mentalist (13th) & CSI (15th) eeked out their spots in the top 20.

On cable, Burn Notice, The Closer, Royal Pains and Monk chipped out 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th respectively amongst the top 10 cable shows.

Source:  TV By The Numbers


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  1. I’m really looking forward to the Paris Hilton Supernatural ep. For all the crap she gets, she’s a really good sport with the self-deprecating humor, which is what this episode is likely to be.

    Not to mention she did a really good job with Repo! and this role will be somewhat similar.

  2. JOSH R,

    I’ve never seen her in anything except when she’s out getting media attention in gossip rags.

    So are you saying she actually might have something to offer in an episode of SUPERNATURAL? Hmm… I never took the time to put my gossip bias aside for the girl.

    This could really ruin my day. LOL.

  3. Looking forward to the return of Supernatural and House two of my fave shows on TV.

  4. The return of House (why everybody leaves off the ‘M.D.’ part I don’t know) is really something I look forward to. Ever since season 4 I haven’t been that much into the show, but the last few episodes of season 5, man, I was blown away. Can’t remember I felt this strong about something that happened on a tv show since Shane blew up Lem.

  5. Yes, I don’t care about Chase, but it’ll be nice to see more of Cameron, lol.

  6. Funny Ken I’m the other way around. I like Chase as a character, but can’t stand Cameron she annoys the hell out of me.

    Rhaemye OMG that was the most emotional moment I’ve ever had on TV when Shane Blew up Lem. I couldn’t believe it. Both actors did such a great job leading up to it it was the greatest scene in TV in my opinion.

  7. Why Daniel? Because she’s so idealistic and naive? But come on, she’s such a cutey… :-P

  8. I don’t really find her all that attractive I don’t like 13 either. Oddly enough I find Cuddy far more attractive than either of them.

  9. Cuddy, definitely, for me too.
    Why bring the three oldies back, when Taub has been doing very well lately, after his ‘I quit’ period. Seemed like he was slowly becoming another outrageous version of House. To go back to the Chase-Cameron-Foreman triangle, it’s a little like been-there-done-that-Prison-Break’s-locked-in-break-out-locked-in-break-out-again formula.
    And I agree with Daniel F, two seasons of 13 is more than enough.

  10. @Daniel

    Yah, not a huge fan of 13 either. Cuddy has that hot older woman thing going (she’s older than I am, not that she’s “old”), Cameron is a cutey. I like hot and cute, so both is all good for me, lol.

  11. I’m not saying she is unattractive just doesn’t do it for me.

    Rhaemye you gotta think they just lost Kutner which sucks because I really liked him as a character I thought he was the best of the new three. Anyway they lost him and people really like Chase and Cameron and have been asking to see more of them for awhile now. Basically Kutner is gone and for the beginning of the season House is gonna be gone as well. So down two members gotta bring in two. I would love to see them write 13 off the show that would be great.

  12. House is not gonna be totally gone, he’ll probably still solve the cases out of the psychiatric hospital. I just think Chase, Cameron and also Foreman are kind of over, characterwise. That’s why I much prefer fresh blood, so to speak. And Taub seems to be the right guy to lead them.

  13. Actually all three of those characters are still developing and have been for some time. By your logic House and Wilson are done character wise and we should just drop them as well.

  14. The “new guys” (13, Kutner, and Taub) are nowhere close to being as good dynamically as the original team. I liked the originals with House, Foreman, Cameron, and Chase more than the newer episodes with the other team. But they are all good. :-)

  15. Of course they’ll have their new storylines and all, but it feels like a step back, that’s all.

  16. Zombies on Smallville? Hmmm. The only time i have ever enjoyed Zombies is when they dance with Michael…