Weekly TV Wrap Up – June 11, 2009

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Futurama Lives On

Futurama was picked up for 26 new 30 minute episodes – but Fox didn’t pick them up.  The new home of Futurama will be Comedy Central.

Comedy Central comes to the rescue for the fans.

Source:  THR

Season Two Of The Sarah Connor Chronicles On DVD

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on September 22nd, 2009.

The package will contain all 22 episodes from season two and will have 4 hours of bonus features.  The Blu-ray version will have an extra hour of exclusive content as well.

Source: Spoiler TV

My Name Is Earl May Not Be Dead

As it stands right now, TBS is in talks with 20th Century Fox about having a 13 episode revival if you will, of fan-favorite My Name Is Earl.

Keep in mind, this is a preliminary development and nothing is for certain.

Source:  Variety

Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer may be doing the time warp.

News on the street is saying that CBS execs are toying with the idea of leaping 5 years into the future.  The thought is that since Melinda’s child was going to be a more powerful psychic than she is, that it would be easier to address it as a 5-year-old.

Sounds reasonable… and who isn’t toying with calendar adjustments these days?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

TV Ratings From June 1st to 7th, 2009

This week, I’ve added the top cable shows to the list.  Don’t fret about the low viewer numbers for the shows.  Cable traditionally produces lower numbers for various reasons.

The top 10 shows list from last week brought a surprise of sorts as there were no reality television shows in the top 10, unless you count sports or a President Obama special as types of reality program.

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The NBA Finals gave ABC the top 2 slots last week, with Law and Order: SVU being the best rated scripted drama coming in at 3rd.

CBS’s top show was rated 4th overall, that being NCIS of course.

Even 60 Minutes made it into the top-10 last week.

NBC’s ridiculous reality show, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, and all it’s stupid media noise from a pair of indecisive blonds gave it a debut with 6.4 million viewers on Monday.  NBC played the show over multiple days and it subsequently dropped in viewers.

The premiere of the cleavage laced reality show called Here Come the Newlyweds showed up on ABC, but it premiered with just under 5 million viewers.  I only know what I know from the ads that were shoving things in my face.

The CW’s best rated show was a reality show about marriage… I guess, called Hitched Or Ditched.  Repeats of Smallville and Supernatural followed in the ranks.

On the bright side, the best rated cable show was the season premiere of Burn Notice.  Yet the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 came in just a few ticks behind Burn Notice, but don’t fret.  Next season might be called “Kate Dumps Jon” from the way things are going.  Jon & Kate is only rated as well as it is because of all the woes that the couple that have been in the media.

It’s amazing how bad press will get people with googly wide eyed fascination to tune into something.  As if they’re going to cull something from it.  Meh.

Personal note:  If you’re a fan of The Unit, you might want to check out Flashpoint.  I find it’s very similar to The Unit but is focused on a local level as opposed to an international level.  I’ve been surprised that they can take SWAT-like situations and make a decent story line out of them as they focus on both the SRU team and the victims involved.  You might want to check it out.  I did, and now I’m hooked.

Source:  TV By The Numbers

Ratings List

Rank – Show (Network) -Viewers In The Millions JUNE 1-7
1 – NBA Finals – Gm 2(ABC # 1) – 14.061
2 – NBA Finals – Gm 1(ABC) – 13.042
3 – Law And Order:SVU(NBC # 1) – 11.562
4 – NCIS R(CBS # 1) – 11.256
5 – The Mentalist – Tuesday R(CBS) – 10.875
6 – Two And A Half Men R(CBS) – 10.095
7 – Obama White House-1 Special (NBC) – 9.169
8 – Obama White House-2 Special (NBC) – 9.039
9 – 60 Minutes R(CBS) – 8.89
10 – Law And Order(NBC) – 8.866
11 – So You Think Can Dance – Wed(FOX # 1) – 8.853
12 – Criminal Minds R(CBS) – 8.641
14 – CSI: Miami R(CBS) – 8.523
15 – Wipeout(ABC) – 8.438
17 – So You Think Can Dance – Thu(FOX) – 8.175
18 – CSI R(CBS) – 7.862
19 – CSI: NY R(CBS) – 7.75
21 – Tony Awards(CBS) – 7.429
22 – Medium(NBC) – 7.412
26 – I’m A Celebrity – Mon P(NBC) – 6.445
28 – Bones R(FOX) – 6.23
32 – House R(FOX) – 5.979
33 – Numbers R(CBS) – 5.833
35 – I’m A Celebrity-Tue P(NBC) – 5.538
37 – Flashpoint R(CBS) – 5.481
38 – Ghost Whisperer R(CBS) – 5.382
39 – Listener P(NBC) – 5.315
40 – I’m A Celebrity-Thu P(NBC) – 5.241
43 – Here Come The Newlyweds P(ABC) – 4.952
46 – Mental(FOX) – 4.889
48 – I’m A Celebrity-Wed P(NBC) – 4.799
50 – NHL Stanley Cup Fnl #5(NBC) – 4.446
65 – NHL Stanley Cup Pre-5 (NBC) – 3.178
67 – The Unusuals (ABC) – 2.932
77 – Hitched Or Ditched(CW #1) – 1.398
78 – Smallville R(CW ) – 1.338
80 – Supernatural R(CW ) – 1.259
86 – Gossip Girl-Mon R(CW ) – 0.922
88 – One Tree Hill-Mon R(CW ) – 0.711
Cable Shows
Burn Notice (USA) – 5.992
Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC) – 5.946
Sprint Cup Racing/Pocono (TNT) – 5.48
Hannah Montana (DSNY) – 4.182
NCIS (USA)- 4.041
Law & Order: CI (Orig) (USA) – 4.012
Spongebob (NICK) – 3.961

That’s it for this weeks Thursday report.  We had some good news on Futurama and hopeful news for My Name Is Earl.  And like I said, I can’t wait to see what Katee Sackhoff will do on 24.

As always, let us know if there’s anything you want to know about or covered and we’ll take a look and let you know what we find out.

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  1. I love My Name is Earl, and really hope they pick it up!

    I also happy that Futurama is getting a reboot!

  2. All we can do is hope Casey!

    It’s a renewal Casey. A reboot is a phrase used when someone comes along and rips a theme from an old show, switches up and injects new scenarios and then call it either a reboot or a “reimagination” of the original.

    Just so ya know.

    Thanks for coming by!

  3. I think Gary Bettman, the NHL Commissioner, should get his sorry butt fired by the owners if the Stanley Cup FINALS can’t draw more viewers than the putridly awful Jon & Kate. The man has been helping destroy the league for 20 years and needs to be gone sooner than later.

    Good news about Futurama. I love that show. I loved it from the first episode when Bender had a brick fall out of him after getting surrounded. Great, great writing.

  4. OH, and Bruce, thanks for including the cable numbers!!

  5. No problem Andy S.

    It is a selective set of numbers… The cable stats. I didn’t think people cared about Spongebob or WWE or Hannah Montana.

    Call it a hunch.

    The only time you’ll see those numbers is when they’re in the top spots.

  6. Variety just broke the news that talks between FOX and TBS have broken off and that Earl is done.
    The show is over,,,

  7. Yay, more Futurama. Death by snoo-snoo for everyone! :D
    Like Earl a lot too.

    Ray Park is cool. Hope he gets a cool character to play, and not just a brief baddie. Someone mentioned this on here a while back so well done them.

    Reality tv depresses the hell out of me. Don’t really hate it as don’t bother watching it, just that so many people do.

  8. Out of all of those shows The Simpsons, Futurama, Family guy, south part. I always thought Futurama was the best. The show always told an entertaining story and made you laugh your ass off sometimes even made you think it was just a smart smart show. I can’t think of one episode that wasn’t good from the beginning all the way down to the end. Glad to hear it’s back, but afraid as well. I loved Family Guy back in the day, but when they brought it back it just didn’t feel like the same show anymore it was never as good.

    Honestly I liked the first season of My Name is Earl after that the show got old fast. I kind of think it was a poor idea for a show and really had not lasting appeal beyond one season.