Surburbia, Goode Family Don't Survive - Featured

ABC quietly aired the remaining episodes of both animated series The Goode Family and Bob Saget family comedy Surviving Suburbia this past Friday. ABC has announced that these will serve as the series finales for both series. Source However, there still might be some hope left for The Goode Family . On that series' Facebook page , producers pledge that the show will return on a new network. The text reads: "That was our first season. We will let all of you know as soon as we have our new network and time slot. A lot of people have asked how they can see episodes they missed and we will try and find an answer. This show has been the most creatively satisfying thing we have ever done and we look forward to continuing it. Thanks as always. John and Dave" So what do you think? Sad that Surviving Suburbia is dead? Want to see Goode live on on a new network?

Ratings: Law & Order Rises, the Non-Celebrities Fall

Wednesday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET ABC's Wipeout (8.37 million total viewers) once again squeaked past the first half of So You Think You Can Dance , though the Fox series topped the demos and averaged 8.76 mil over its two-hour run. I'm a Celebrity drew 4.78 million, down 13 percent from the night prior and off a full 25 percent from its Monday premiere. * 9 pm Night two of NBC's Inside the Obama White House special drew nearly 9 mil, besting a Criminal Minds repeat. ABC's The Goode Family (averaging 2.67 mil across two episodes) got worse, plunging 32 percent from its premiere. Surviving Suburbia returns to the 9:30 slot next week. * 10 pm Law & Order 's 19th season finale copped 8.8 mil, up 31 percent from its last fresh episode. Lagging far, far behind a CSI: NY repeat, The Unusuals dropped 25 percent to hit a new all-time low of 2.94 mil. Source Here

Ratings: ABC's Wipeout Dunks Fox's Dance - Featured

How Wednesday's fresh fare fared: * 8 pm/ET CBS' George Strait concert special was the night's most watched program, averaging 10.6 million total viewers over its two-hour run. The Season 2 premiere of ABC's Wipeout , however, topped the 8 o'clock demos - So You Think You Can Dance included. With an audience of 8.64 million, Wipeout bested its Season 1 average and gave ABC its best numbers in the Wedsnersdays-at-8 slot since November 2007. Fox's Dance tangoed with 8.58 mil in its two-hour Wednesday premiere. * 9 pm The premiere of ABC's The Goode Family wiped away 50 percent of Wipeout's audience, scoring just 3.93 mil. Lead-out Surviving Suburbia in turn hit a series-low 2.83 mil. Keep in mind, the fate of Bob Saget's new show will be decided by these "summer" numbers. * 10 pm ABC's soon-to-be unplugged The Unusuals hit an all-time low of 3.9 mil, lagging far behind Criminal Minds and Law & Order repeats. Source Here

Surviving Suburbia's Cynthia Stevenson Discovers Bob Saget's "Raunchy" Side

It's hard to hear anything about Bob Saget (who played the squeaky-clean Danny Tanner on Full House) these days without being reminded that he has a "raunchy" side, but his Surviving Suburbia co-star, Cynthia Stevenson, did just that when she stopped by TV Guide Network to praise Saget's casting in a role that is not all "warm and cozy." The actress says the series is a true skewering of a frustrating, 18-year-old marriage. Source & Video

Ratings: Did Bob Saget Play to a Full House? - Featured

Monday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET Dancing with the Stars averaged 19.6 million total viewers over its 90-minute run, dipping 630K week-to-week. House placed second during the hour with 13 mil, gaining 830 thou. Chevy Chasing CBS comedy repeats, Chuck came in fourth with 6 mil, inching up 380K. * 9 pm CBS' coverage of the NCAA men's basketball championship game drew 16.3 million in its first two hours. That puts it on pace to net out lower than last year's Kansas-Memphis faceoff. ABC's Bob Saget-starring Surviving Suburbia debuted to a solid 12.16 mil; as a benchmark, Samantha Who? drew 14.9 mil for its own premiere in the same plum après-DWTS time slot. At 11 mil, 24 was down a hair from last week, while Heroes continued to redefine its all-time low (6.05 mil). * 10 pm Placing second behind hoops, Castle scored 9.24 million viewers, down 560K. Medium nearly matched its previous audience, sizing up 7.15 mil. Source here

Tonight's TV Hot List for Monday, April, 6, 2009 - Featured

* House (8 pm/ET Fox) Mos Def last week and now Meat Loaf - unusually named pop stars are just dying to get into Princeton Plainsboro these days. Expect House to have his hands full tonight: Meat Loaf's character, a guy named Eddie, is already on death's door when his wife (Colleen Camp) collapses while taking care of him - and she gets worse once she's in the hospital. In the next bed, Eddie is beginning to show some improvement, and the ordeal they're both undergoing rekindles their romance. * NCAA Basketball Championship (9 pm/ET CBS) Tonight the court for this title game is smack dab in the middle of Detroit's Ford Field, a football stadium that will hold 70,000 hoops fanatics (some with a better view than others). Tomorrow it could be shipped to the winner of tonight's game - the champions have the option of buying the Final Four hardwood, which has been used by past champions as a practice court or divided into pieces to sell to rabid boosters as souvenirs. * Surviving Suburbia (9:32 pm/ET ABC) Bob Saget is an expert at acting like a good parent (Full House; Raising Dad), and he's certainly adept at recognizing funny home moments captured on video. But he's also known for having a caustic blue streak in his stand-up routine. Somewhere in between is Surviving Suburbia's Steve Patterson, Saget's latest sitcom incarnation, a cynical dad who is mostly good at offending people. In the opener, Steve reluctantly agrees to house-sit for a neighbor and accidentally sets it on fire. * The Hills (10 pm/ET MTV ) The drama resumes as Lauren, Heidi, Audrina and Lo return for what Lauren says will be her final season. (Haven't we heard that before?) When we last left off, Lauren seemed ready to finally put her feud with Heidi behind her, but that doesn't mean she necessarily wants to rekindle the friendship (especially with Spencer still in the picture). So when Heidi shows up at Lauren's surprise birthday party in tonight's opener, Heidi doesn't exactly get the warm welcome she was hoping for. * Medium (10 pm/ET NBC) Is James Van Der Beek up the creek? Anything's possible when dream weaver Allison starts her psychic snooping. The former Dawson's Creek actor plunges deep into a bizarro guest-star turn as the child of a missing woman. Allison begins investigating the mother's disappearance, but what seems to be a standard missing person's case grows tangled, gnarled and stranger by the minute when the victim's two oddball kids take center stage. In family affairs, Joe's sister (Amanda Detmer) arrives, seeking a stay as her marriage crumbles around her. Source here

Saget's Surviving Suburbia Lands Prime-Time Real Estate

The Bob Saget sitcom Surviving Suburbia has finally found a home, and it's in a prime location: right after the highly rated Dancing with the Stars . The show, in which the former Full House star plays a cynical family man, will air Mondays at 9:30 pm/ET beginning April 6, ABC announced Wednesday. The show should draw significantly more eyes there than in the slot where it had previously been scheduled, Sunday nights on the CW. The netlet dropped the show when it ended its outsourcing arrangement with the independent production house Media Rights Capital. Since then, production has continued on the first 13 episodes. Cynthia Stevenson ( Men in Trees , Dead Like Me ) plays Saget's wife and the mother of their two children. The family tries to endure spats with neighbors, school pressures, and the usual suburban crises. Now we just need John Stamos on Dancing with the Stars and we can have us a nice little Full House reunion, every Monday. What do you think? Can Suburbia not just survive but flourish in its cushy new time slot? Source here

ABC sets 'Suburbia' for Monday

ABC has given a plum Monday night berth to Surviving Suburbia , the orphaned Bob Saget comedy that had originally been targeted for the CW's Sunday night lineup. The half-hour laffer will air on Mondays at 9:30 p.m., following Dancing with the Stars , starting April 6. ABC had previously announced that Samantha Who? , which earned a solid following in that spot last year and this fall, is moving to Thursdays. "Suburbia" was originally set to air this March as part of Media Rights Capital's Sunday night programming deal with the CW. But the show was left without a home after the CW scrapped that relationship. Read more from Variety

Suburbian Planning: Is Bob Saget Returning to ABC?

Full House's Danny Tanner might be calling ABC home once again. According to Variety, the Alphabet network is in talks to save Surviving Suburbia, a comedy which was originally developed for the CW's Sunday-night lineup but as of late has been without a home. Starring Bob Saget, Cynthia Stevenson and Jere Burns, Suburbia was to premiere on the CW in March, until the netlet scrapped its outscoring set-up with Media Rights Capital. Since then, the family comedy has been shopped around to other parties, while production continued on the first 13 episodes. Should ABC pick up Suburbia, it'd be in keeping with what network entertainment boss Stephen McPherson told the press earlier this month at the TCA winter tour. "A lot of the comedies on the air are kind of observational, and I like a lot of them, but I do think an is missing when the [traditional] sitcom is almost nowhere on the air," McPherson said. "I would like to see us get back to [programming], you know, a contemporary version of what we did with Roseanne and Home Improvement. I think there is a real place for that." What's your take? Do you long to see more "traditional" sitcoms back on the tube? Source here