Can you guys keep up with all of these cancellations today?! From THR: Some wonder how low rated an NBC show needs to be to get canceled. This is it. NBC has put the medical drama "Mercy" out of its misery. The long-struggling Wednesday night freshman drama most recently pulled a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 in the 9 p.m. hour. The network also officially pulled the plug on its other freshman medical drama this season, "Trauma." NBC executives indicated the show was cancelled once already this season, then ordered a few additional episodes once it became clear "The Jay Leno Show" wasn't going to last. "Trauma" was averaging around a 1.7 rating in its final days. "Mercy" and "Trauma" joins "Law & Order" on the NBC axe-list, which after a protracted struggle officially got cut this morning.
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 12, 2010 " American Idol " narrowed its field to the final three on Wednesday, and that was enough for Fox to hold off CBS and win the night's ratings race. FOX averaged 12.1 million viewers and a 7.2 rating/12 share in households for the evening. CBS finished second with 10.4 million viewers and a 6.6/11. NBC (6.45 million, 4.1/7) was third, followed by ABC (6 million, 3.8/6), which saw its comedies improve but "Happy Town" continue to fall. The CW scored 3.75 million viewers and a 2.4/4. In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 3.9 rating led the pack by a decent margin. CBS came in second at 2.6, with ABC at 2.2 and NBC at 2.0. The CW drew a 1.7. To Read More Click Here .
Tonight, Wednesday TV has '''three'' season finales in store (so exciting, yet so sad!): The New Adventures of Old Christine , Mercy , & the 2-hour ender of America's Next Top Model ! Also, see what happens when the whole Modern Family gang actually make it to Hawaii! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c America's Next Top Model on The CW -- 2-hour season finale! Minute to Win It on NBC The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS -- season finale! 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC 9/8c American Idol on Fox Modern Family on ABC Mercy on NBC -- season finale! Criminal Minds on CBS 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC 10/9c Happy Town on ABC CSI: NY on CBS Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV In Plain Sight on USA Network Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC Top Chef Masters on Bravo Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode MERCY titled "That Crazy Bitch Was Right" Episode 22 airing Wednesday May 12 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: When two boys get trapped in an abandoned building, Veronica (Taylor Schilling) finds herself in the right place at the right time to help them. Back at the hospital, Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) pressures doctors to perform a risky surgery to save her comatose boyfriend from brain death, and Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) treats a psychic patient (Aida Turturro) who makes a mysterious prediction about her future. Meanwhile, Briggs (James Van Der Beek) tries frantically to raise the funds needed to pay off his high-stakes debt with the mafia before itâs too late, and Sands (James Tupper) considers a job offer to return to Afghanistan with a medical relief effort. James Le Gros, Diego Klattenhoff and Guillermo Diaz also star. Source & Preview
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 5, 2010 "American Idol" rebounded some from its Tuesday numbers to lead FOX to a ratings win on Wednesday night (though it was still down a bit from last week). Elsewhere, a number of viewers moved out of "Happy Town" on ABC. FOX scored 11.75 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/12 share to lead the night. CBS (9.8 million, 6.1/11) came in second, and NBC (5.9 million, 3.8/7) edged out ABC (5.8 million, 3.7/6) for third. The CW trailed with 2.2 million viewers and a 1.4/2. FOX also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.8 rating. CBS took second in the demographic with a 2.4, followed by ABC at 2.0. NBC finished fourth with a 1.7, and The CW drew a 1.0. To Read More Click here .
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode MERCY titled "Too Much Attitude And Not Enough Underwear" Episode 21 airing Wednesday May 5 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: When a friend from their Iraq days shows up unexpectedly, Veronica (Taylor Schilling) and Sands (James Tupper) are suddenly faced with a life-altering decision. Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner), increasingly intimidated by a stalker's threats, gets help from a surprising source, while Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) worries that her boyfriend is causing irreparable brain trauma by playing football against medical advice. And, after Angel's (Guillermo Diaz) friend is brutally beaten, Briggs (James Van Der Beek) worries that his mafia connections may have played a role. Meanwhile, a former flame (Jennifer Esposito) comes back into his life, with dangerous consequences. Diego Klattenhoff, K.K. Moggie, Patrick Yeoman, and James LeGros also star Source & Preview
"Mercy" is two weeks away from its first season finale but NBC has released a clip from the May 12 episode. The scene revolves around Chloe bumping to Briggs in a bar feeling under the weather. When she starts crying, Briggs comforts her and lands a kiss on her lips. The episode is called "That Crazy B*tch Was Right". The official synopsis is read, "When two boys get trapped in an abandoned building, Veronica finds herself in the right place at the right time to help them. Back at the hospital, Chloe pressures doctors to perform a risky surgery to save her comatose boyfriend from brain death." "Sonia treats a psychic patient who makes a mysterious prediction about her future. Meanwhile, Briggs tries frantically to raise the funds needed to pay off his high-stakes debt with the mafia before it's too late, and Sands considers a job offer to return to Afghanistan with a medical relief effort." NBC is yet to announce whether the medical series will get a second season. The first season's rating is not doing much for a renewal. Debuting with over 8 million viewers, the number steadily declines to 5 million plus in the April 21 episode. Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode MERCY titled "We All Saw This Coming" Episode 20 airing Wednesday April 28 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Following a prison riot, several injured prisoners are brought to Mercy for treatment. Veronica (Taylor Schilling) finds herself sympathizing with her patient, but she's shocked to discover a dangerous secret he's been keeping. Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) tries to convince her college football player boyfriend to take time off from practice to treat his head injury before it's too late. And, when Sonia's (Jaime Lee Kirchner) seemingly tough patient (Quinton Aaron) admits he's terrified to return to prison, she can't help but worry that she may be headed there too - unless she comes clean about her involvement in her former patient's suicide. Meanwhile, Briggs (James Van Der Beek) is confronted with a difficult decision that could jeopardize his career - or his life. James Tupper, James Le Gros, Diego Klattenhoff and Guillermo Diaz also star. Source & Preview
You may not have time for a vacation anytime soon, but you can live vicariously through the remaining contestants on America's Next Top Model as they frolic through the hills of New Zealand for more crazy Tyra-inspired antics. Just make sure you snap back to reality in time to catch the new bound-to-be-hilarious episode of Modern Family at 9/8c, and then maybe sneak in the series premiere of the new drama Happy Town at 10. See what else is new tonight: 8/7c America's Next Top Model on The CW Mercy on NBC 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC 9/8c American Idol on Fox Modern Family on ABC Fly Girls on The CW 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC High Society on The CW -- season finale! 10/9c Happy Town on ABC -- series premiere! In Plain Sight on USA Network Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV South Park on Comedy Central Top Chef Masters on Bravo Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?
* American Idol (8/7c Fox) It's all about inspiration this week on Idol. Last night, the seven still-standing singers performed a batch of inspiring tunes, a proper lead-in to tonight's uplifting "Idol Gives Back" episode, an initiative that raises funds for U.S. and global charities and brims with performances. Queen Latifah emcees the performance portion of the show from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where Alicia Keys (last night's mentor), Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Jeff Beck and Joss Stone, and Mary J. Blige take the stage. But on such a giving evening, something might be taken away: One of the Top 7 singers is slated to be eliminated. * Mercy (8/7c NBC) There's something about Mary Stuart Masterson, who resumes her guest-star arc in this character-driven hospital drama. Masterson's character, therapist Dr. Denise Cabe, comes to the fore when she continues treating nerve-jangled nurse and war vet Veronica, who's still coping with her post-traumatic stress disorder. Then there's Chloe, who desperately searches for an ER patient who may have a deadly affliction. Meanwhile, Sonia's role in her home-care patient's death comes into clearer focus. * Accidentally on Purpose (8:30/7:30c CBS) The first season closes with the conclusion of a two-parter, in which Billie goes into labor. In the previous episode, she lied about going into labor to get Zack out a speeding ticket. The officer insisted on escorting them to the hospital, where their real labors began - trying to escape without the officer seeing them. They did, with Davis' help, only to get stopped again... but this time, Billie isn't faking, and the real fun begins. Oh, except for Zack getting arrested and taken to the police station. * In Plain Sight (10/9c USA Network ) Steven Weber guest stars as an FBI agent who teams up with Mary and Marshall to persuade an informant to enter witness protection. The trio has its work cut out for them and must try to get through to the stubborn man, but Weber's character could face an even bigger challenge when he seems to take a liking to Mary. Stan, meanwhile, has his hands full as well with an ex-boxer witness who's suffering from dementia. * P.O.V. (9/8c PBS) Season 23 begins with Robert Kenner's provocative Food, Inc. The documentary examines the change in food production that's occurred over the past generation, when the corporatization of agriculture led to a few companies controlling almost everything. Here's one tidbit to chew on: Although a corn diet increases the risk of E.coli in cows, corn is what they're fed. As food-safety advocate Barbara Kowalcyk notes, "we're not being protected at a most basic level." And she should know: Her 2-year-old son died in 2001 from an E. coli infection. Source Here