Weekly TV Wrap Up – March 12th, 2009

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 pm,

So what’s happening this week with some of our favorite television shows? I’ll fill you in on the vaporizing ratings for Dollhouse, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and others. I touch on some Supernatural & NCIS casting news and a season ending story development. I then sprinkle some CSI:NY bits and round it out with some Lily cast updates.

Let’s check it out.

Ratings Notes

A sad ratings note: The completely non-advertising supported set of repeats of Jericho on The CW scored a 0 in ratings. A zero. Of course they are Nielsen families, so that means none of them made any sense of it the first time around and they don’t want to deal with it a 2nd time.

Though it hasn’t been officially announced, inside sources are saying Heroes will be renewed for another 18-20 episodes next season.

Knight Rider, on the other hand, has been parked and done. The season finale had a 21% drop off in ratings from its premiere. Sorry to say for the KR fans out there. I guess it’s time to snatch up the DVD when or if that ever comes out.

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Dollhouse fell below 4 million viewers last week, snagging only 3.5 million viewers during the airtime. This is Echo, looking for viewers in the audience!

The Sarah Connor Chronicles viewers dwindled to below 3 million viewers. Friday may be bad, but this is really bad. Maybe as they quit focusing on Sarah’s “3 dot pursuit” and more on Cameron, we might wake up on Fridays once again.

Sources: E Online, TV Guide, TV Guide

V Snags A Firefly Alum

ABC’s reboot of V has landed Morena Baccarin (aka Firefly’s Inara and Stargate SG-1’s Adria) has been cast as Anna, whose referred to as the “frontwoman” for the alien visitors who come to Earth.

Source: TV Guide


Now that Supernatural has found itself renewed for a 5th season, we will be seeing more of Misha Collins, who plays the angel Castiel. Collins will become a series regular next season. Misha says that with his extended stay, he’ll be doing some butt whooping.

Source: SciFi Wire


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The news on the street is that NCIS is going to focus heavily on Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) in the last 4 episodes of the season. But with their complicated love triangle involving Michael Rifkin (Merik Tadros), they have planned a pretty explosive ending lined up for the viewers.

Source: Entertainment Weekly


Winding up to the season finale of CSI: NY, big things are going to happen. The team loses one of their own, Ed Asner will be making an appearance and Craig T. Nelson winds up his story arc. I dare not say anymore!

Source: Entertainment Weekly


The Gossip Girl spin off tentatively titled Lily is starting to line up some cast.

The CW is in advanced talks with Cynthia Watros (Lost) and Andrew McCarthy (Lipstick Jungle) to come onboard. Watros and McCarthy would play play CeCe and Rick Rhodes, Lily’s parents and Serena’s grandparents. (Caroline Lagerfelt plays CeCe on the current series.)

The “backdoor pilot” episode is slated to air May 11.

Source: E Online

A Quick Rant

As anyone seen the latest COMCAST commercial where they have this sing-song monotone chant / rap throughout the ad while real people exist in some cartoonish world? Is it just me, or do you want to throw your TV out the window when that ad comes on? Ack!

A Question To Our Readers:

Do we have any Gossip Girl fans hanging out around here? Let me know.

Additionally, if there’s anything you have a hankering for, ask away in the comments section and I’ll scour the news for these requests. All you have to do is ask. I’ll be watching for your comments.

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  1. My mother made note of that commercial to me.

    It’s god-awful and sick-instilling. I thought it was going to make me die, seriously. It seemed built to irk and awe in a not-so-good way.

  2. I am still a Heroes fan, so it is nice to hear an estimate of the number of episodes for next season.

    No, I am not thrilled with the ratings for TSCC. Friday nights was a bad move.

    I am a Gossip Girl fan. I am not sure how I feel about Lily though.

    Those Comcast commercials are very interesting to say the least.

  3. No mention of Breaking Bad?
    Now that is a great show!

  4. Yea, I stumbled across the Season 2 premier of Breaking Bad last night whilst flipping channels. This show is just great. Bryan Cranston really shines through. I hadn’t heard anything about it and was wondering if it had silently died. I was happy to see it move into a second season. :)

  5. Yeah blipvert, makes you forget that this guy was Malcolm’s dad.
    I would suggest everyone out there who does not know about Breaking Bad, check out season 1 quick and tune into season 2! AMC should be giving me some cheques for plugging this show, but it is worth it!

  6. Yeah, I’m a big Whedon fan, but I just couldn’t bare watching another god awful episode of Dollhouse. I stopped watching after the second episode. It was just unbearable.

  7. Breaking bad is an amazingly well written show that is also loaded with great actors. I agree that people SHOULD check it out. The lead actor Bryan Cranston (Malcolm’s Dad ) is very talented .
    For me , though , Breaking Bad is way too grim. I followed the first couple of episodes but it got way too heavy for me. I know that its a great show but I just can’t watch it :(

  8. And Breaking Bad it is… I’ll see what kind of info I can dig up on it if there’s any newsworthy items to note!

    The Comcast ads… I think though we all just might hate them, does the exact job that advertising is meant to do… stick in your head… and oh my god does it… I can’t GET THAT FREAKING TUNE OUT OF MY HEAD… and if you miss it, you can always visit the website comcasttown.. or something like that where you can play the tune alllll dayyyy lonnngggg…

    I’d recommend viewing it on an older monitor you don’t care about. That way when you take a baseball bat to the website, ie: the monitor, nothing lost!

    I bet you folks are wondering: Yea, but Bruce, how do you really feel?

  9. Bruce, I’m not going to lie, you’re my hero.

  10. last weeks terminator I thought was really really good. im getting nervous though, moved to friday with dollhouse, both shows are losing viewers….if this gets canceled and i lose my daily dose of summer glau, im gonna be pissed!!

    btw, anyone else see her on the big bang theory? :)

  11. Have you heard any info on Moonlight? I saw a petition for the Sci-Fi channel to pick it up, but haven’t heard anything else. I’m not a big vampire genre watcher, but I enjoyed that show and all the actors. It won’t happen, but I wish contracts mandated second seasons for a show to get legs.

  12. I am a GG fan, come to your site often in my movie blog roundup because I like the opinions and variety. GG is the best show on TV for the very reasons Dollhouse sucks. 1. lead actress in DH is not that hot. GG guys/girls to a member all have her beat. Not nice, just the way it is. 2. Camera angles/lighting. I couldn’t stand to look at DH for more than a few minutes. It looks like a set, all the doors are obviously fake plywood, etc. (note, my same complaint about Veronica Mars). I’m not going to go into the progression of teenage drama from Saved by the Bell to GG reflecting their times, except I just did. Even when the story/writing suck (and they do suck all too often), GG has these things to fall back on, and they make up 3/4 of the experience anyway.

  13. Thanks Alex…

    OK then, I’ll add GG coverage as I encounter it!

    I’ve got Breaking Bad on my “On Demand”… So I can play catch up.

    Sci-Fi has Moonlight reruns, but on the down side, CBS has contracted O’Loughlin to their network… so he ain’t goin’ nowhere right now…

  14. I don’t think they could pay me enough money to watch Gossip Girl and shows like it. It’s too bad though about TSCC and Dollhouse. I’ll keep watching them until they’re canceled I guess. Even if Dollhouse is pretty weird, it’s starting to get better in my opinion.

  15. RastaZen, that is a tuff name btw, yeah I know how it can be heavy but that is the reality of the character and what he is going through.
    What I find really great is the chemistry between Crantson and his buddy, and the fact that it actually teaches how to cook this stuff! The first ep of season two talks about Ricin, I mean, shouldn’t this be illegal when you think about it, haha!

  16. Mandarr- I would encourage you, and everyone else, to find a torrent of the first episode of GG and download it, then come tell me if you can honestly still say there is anything “like it”, at least in terms of sheer production quality. From the music, to the wardrobe, to hair stylists, to camera work, etc. it is in a class of its own. I would LOVE it if you could show me another show now or in the past that is “like it”.

  17. I’d sooner stick a hot poker in my eye than watch Gossip Girl. My God, the previews during Smallville make me want to regurgitate my dinner.

    Speaking of Smallville, this past Thursday’s new episode was something else. I’m not going to spoil it for those who DVR’d it, but wow.

  18. @ Matt
    I didn’t mean to get you riled up or anything like that with my comment about Gossip Girl. If you enjoy it, by all means watch it and have fun. I just don’t get into shows “like it” that I assume are something like Dawsons Creek, The OC, 90210, etc.. I just don’t get into teen drama shows.

  19. I’m a GG fan, although I tend to watch the episodes late. I’d love to see some coverage on True Blood if possible!