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'V' returns to ABC, earns mixed ratings

More bad news for the ailing sci-fi genre: The heavily hyped return of V only averaged 7.2 million viewers last night and was bested by a rerun of CBS’ The Good Wife (8.07 million), according to fast national ratings provided by ABC. The return of the serialized drama about an alien species did win its timeslot among the all-important adults 18-49 (2.9 rating/8 share) but that number is sure to drop when Julianna Margulies and Co. comes back with original Good Wife episodes next week. That was V’s lowest 18-49 rating for this season and it only retained 73 percent of its Lost lead-in, though the episode is likely to pick up a million or more viewers when the numbers come in for DVR playback. Overall, ABC had a respectable showing on Tuesday. Thanks to the reality show powerhouse Dancing with the Stars and Lost, ABC averaged 10.4 million viewers last night - enough to earn second place behind Fox and the Death Star that is American Idol (21.3 million). V was already facing an uphill battle by returning to the schedule after such a long hiatus. Before its three-month break, the show had lost 35 percent of its audience over just four airings last fall (14.3 million to 9.3 million). FlashForward faced similar difficulties when it returned to the schedule two weeks ago. ABC did it’s best to tout the return of V, a redux of the 1984 series. The network aired multiple promos for the show during last month’s Oscars and risked the ire of Lost fans last night by running a countdown to the premiere in the corner of the screen. Both V and FlashForward have yet to receive second season pickups. Source Here

Alan Cumming to Join The Good Wife as Series Regular Next Season

Alan Cumming will return for Season 2 of The Good Wife as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The 45-year-old Tony-winning actor currently guest-stars on the legal drama as Eli Gold, the new campaign manager helping fallen State's Attorney Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) plan his return to politics. Cumming's promotion to series cast member for next season was first reported by Entertainment Weekly. The Good Wife received an early renewal for a second season in January. Are you excited Cumming is sticking around? Source Here

TV Top Moments of the Week: The Good Wife's Threesome, South Park's Tiger Spoof, and More!

This week, TV confused us. On Ugly Betty , little Justin kissed a girl... and a boy. Lost threw us for a loop by making bad-boy Sawyer a cop. American Idol 's Kara DioGuardi made us ask: Ignorance or just a really dry sense of humor? And the titular heroine of The Good Wife went bad, cheating on her cheating husband with her attentive boss. Welcome to Top Moments: Land of Confusion Edition. 13. Weirdest Love Triangle, Part I: On Ugly Betty , little Justin finds himself torn between two acting-class pals: sweet Lily and snarky Austin. When the trio gets together to watch DVDs, Lily asks: "Which Romeo + Juliet should we watch - Zefferelli or Luhrmann?" "Luhrmann," Justin and Austin reply in unison. Justin frets about kissing Lily during a scene, but in the end it's an impromptu peck from Austin that totally unnerves him. 12. Best Moment of Reckoning: In the premiere of HBO 's World War II epic, The Pacific , we watch as Marine Bob Leckie guns down hundreds of Japanese soldiers. He's stopped dead in his tracks when he rifles through a dead man's pack and finds a picture of the dead soldier's wife - and a toy that presumably belongs to his child. To Read More Click Here .

'The Good Wife's' Matt Czuchry ready to go bad

Matt Czuchry reveals "The Good Wife" is making him a badder guy ... on television, anyway. Formerly Rory's beau Logan on "Gilmore Girls," the actor now plays Cary Agos, Alicia Florrick's (Julianna Margulies) ambitious rival for a permanent job at a Chicago law firm on the Tuesday CBS drama series. Cary turns more scheming, Czuchry tells Zap2it, as the show's first season nears its end. "In this last chunk, one of the big story lines is going to be that contest," Czuchry confirms. "A piece of that is how Cary tries to make sure he gets that spot, and he does it through some manipulation. The audience is going to be seeing another side of Cary, and that's a crucial part of the end of the season." To Read More Click Here .

THE GOOD WIFE "Heart" Episode 17 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out some photos of THE GOOD WIFE "Heart" Episode 17 which airs Tuesday March 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Meanwhile, Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, March 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Alan Cumming and Martha Plimpton return as guest stars. Source & Preview

The Good Wife's Josh Charles: Will and Alicia's Bond Goes Beyond Friendship

During The Good Wife's first season, the question has changed from whether politician's wife-turned-junior associate Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) will forgive her cheating spouse to whether she may leave him - specifically for law school buddy and boss Will Gardner (Josh Charles). Although Peter (Chris Noth) has returned home, anger and accusations about the nature of Alicia and Will's relationship have escalated in recent weeks. Things only get more heated on Tuesday's episode (10/9c) when Will and Alicia get involved in a fight for a couple whose unborn child needs emergency surgery not covered by health insurance. "It's a really intense case that I think sort of lends itself to the dynamics that [creators and executive producers] Robert and Michelle King are working on on the show," Charles says of the escalating romantic tension between Will and Alicia. "There's a sort of rawness to Will that we see in the episode because what happens in the case really shakes him to his core." To Read More Click Here .

True Blood's Carrie Preston Moves Over to The Good Wife

Carrie Preston, who plays True Blood 's ditzy waitress Arlene, will guest-star on CBS' The Good Wife , TVGuide.com has confirmed. Preston, who also portrayed Benjamin Linus' (Michael Emerson, her husband) mother on Lost , will play Elsbeth Mann, a member of Peter's legal team, for multiple episodes on Wife. HBO declined to comment on what this means for her character on True Blood, but as fans of the books know, her character isn't featured heavily in the third book, so it's possible for her to do both. Source Here

THE GOOD WIFE "Fleas" Episode 16 -Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out some photos of THE GOOD WIFE "Fleas" Episode 16 which airs Tuesday March 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, March 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ana Gasteyer ("Saturday Night Live") guest stars as Pam Lester, a difficult judge whose respect Will needs to earn. Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

* The Good Wife (10/9c CBS) Alicia defends an attorney accused of murder, but that isn't her biggest problem. Someone is slandering her with Internet postings that claim she is sleeping with Will to advance her career at his law firm. And it doesn't help when Peter discovers condoms in her bedside drawer. But who would write such things? Cary, maybe? Wouldn't put it past him since the days are dwindling down for Will and Diane to decide whether to keep him or Alicia. So - good for her - Alicia confronts Cary. * American Idol (8/7c Fox) Last week's episodes brought us musical scares and musical chairs. When contestant Crystal Bowersox fell ill and landed in the hospital, the health scare forced Idol to pull that last-minute scheduling switcheroo, moving the male singers out of their comfort zone (Wednesday night) and kicking them up to Tuesday. Now settling back into its regular air-time groove, the show puts the spotlight on the Top 8 ladies tonight - including a discharged (and supercharged) Bowersox, who appeared to be feeling quite well when she returned to wow the crowd last week with her soulful take on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Long as I Can See the Light." * White Collar (10/9c USA Network) The freshman drama wraps up its season with plenty of intrigue in store for tonight's finale. Neal concocts a plot, involving tenuous arrangements with Alex and Fowler, to recover the music box from the Italian consulate, which he hopes will earn him his happily-ever-after with Kate. Peter, meanwhile, turns to Diana for help taking down Fowler for good. * Melrose Place (9/8c The CW ) This revamp finally found its footing before heading into its winter hiatus. In December's oh-so explosive mid-season finale, it was finally revealed that Vanessa murdered Sydney for having an affair with Michael. And Violet finally got her revenge by drowning Vanessa in that infamous courtyard pool. Now, with Violet's mission accomplished, she's ready to skip town and she wants Auggie to join her. Meanwhile, Amanda's billionaire boyfriend (Billy Campbell) shows up, and before long she finds him in a compromising position with someone else. * The Biggest Loser : Couples (8/7c NBC) The contestants get a dose of reality when they face the real-world task of fitting workouts into busy schedules. Each player works eight-hour shifts at the food bank but still must make time to hit the gym and eat right, a challenge that proves difficult for some. But the night isn't all about work and no play - the episode kicks off with a challenge that finds the teams pulling trucks and assembling giant puzzles in hopes of winning a big prize. Source Here

CHRIS NOTH SELLS SEXY SCENE AT NEW YORK AUCTION

The Sex and the City actor attended the annual benefit for the Big Apple's MCC Theater on Monday night (01Mar10) and put a walk-on role in his hit show under the hammer. Read More
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