Weekly TV Wrap Up - June 11, 2009

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

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.

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

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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