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'The Celebrity Apprentice' opens to 8.3m

The new season of The Celebrity Apprentice made a decent debut last night, early viewing figures show. The two-hour premiere of the reality series, which features Sharon Osbourne, Rod Blagojevich and Cyndi Lauper, averaged 8.26m for NBC between 9pm and 11pm. Earlier on the Peacock network, 7.2m tuned in for Minute To Win It at 8pm. Over on CBS, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss logged 10.23m and 13.29m at 8pm and 9pm, then 10.16m watched the 10pm screening of Cold Case. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition put in 8.64m for ABC at 8pm, Desperate Housewives took 11.82m at 9pm, and the 10pm Brothers & Sisters had 8.66m. A new episode of The Simpsons interested 5.23m for Fox at 8pm, then a repeat drew 5.36m at 8.30pm. Family Guy followed at 9pm, drawing 6.72m, then the series premiere of Sons Of Tucson managed 4.51m at 9.30pm. Source Here

THE SIMPSONS "Postcards from the Wedge" Season 21 Episode 14

Check out the synopsis at the new episode of THE SIMPSONS "Postcards from the Wedge" Season 21 Episode 14 airing Sunday March 14 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: When Bart fails to turn in his homework, Mrs. Krabappel sends a letter home about Bart's behavior. Despite Bart's best efforts to intercept it, Homer reads the letter, and he and Marge visit Principal Skinner for a parent-teacher conference. Furious, Homer punishes him, but Marge takes a more sympathetic approach. When Bart realizes he can pit Homer and Marge against each other to his benefit, his scheming reaches new heights in the all-new "Postcards from the Wedge" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, March 14 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source & More Photos

Ratings: Oscars Pull Biggest Audience in Five Years - Featured

The 82nd Academy Awards drew its largest audience since 2005, capping off an awards season that saw ratings growth for every major awards show. The Oscars were watched by 41.3 million viewers, improving 13 percent over last year's audience and posting significant gains for the second year in a row, according to Nielsen estimates. The telecast clobbered the competition, which mostly consisted of repeats or movies. Before the Oscars, Barbara Walters' final Oscars special drew 15 million viewers, its biggest audience since 2002. The half-hour red carpet show drew its largest audience (25.1 million viewers) in three years. Fox's hourlong blocks of reruns of The Simpsons (4.9 million viewers) and Family Guy (5.6 million viewers) came in second for the night among 18-to-49-year-olds. CBS placed third in the demo, but drew the most viewers behind ABC. A new Amazing Race pulled in 8.5 million viewers, while repeats of Undercover Boss and Cold Case were watched by 6.5 million viewers and 5.4 million viewers, respectively. On NBC, a half-hour Dateline drew 6.1 million viewers at 8/7c. An airing of Bad Boys II covered the rest of the network's prime-time schedule, averaging 3 million viewers. Source Here

Michelle Obama on THE SIMPSONS (Well, Sort Of)

Angela Bassett will guest voice as Michelle Obama on an upcoming episode of THE SIMPSONS titled "Stealing First Base" Season 21 Episode 15 airing Sunday, March 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: Lisa's classmates ostracize her for being an overachiever but the First LadyMichelle Obama (guest voice Angela Bassett ) comes to Lisa's defense in the all-new 'Stealing First Base' episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, March 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source Here

Ratings: Olympics Keeps Dominating, Undercover Boss Stays Strong

NBC's Winter Olympics coverage took the gold medal in the ratings again Sunday night, but CBS' Undercover Boss was far from a loser. The new hit reality series drew 13.6 million viewers, building on The Amazing Race's lead-in audience (9.1 million viewers) and handily beating ABC's Desperate Housewives (10.9 million viewers) for second place at 9/8c. Housewives also tied its series low in the adults-18-to-49 demographic. NBC's coverage of the Winter Games averaged 22.4 million viewers throughout prime time, more than doubling the averages of each of the other networks, though those averages were up from last week. While Fox drew the smallest numbers against the healthy competition, its animated comedies bounced back the most from last week. The Simpsons (6.1 million viewers) was up 15 percent in the 18-to-49 demo, while The Cleveland Show (5.6 million viewers) and American Dad (5.6 million viewers) improved 17 and 12 percent respectively. A Family Guy repeat drew 6.3 million viewers. Elsewhere, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8 million viewers) was up 23 percent in the demo at 8/7c, while Brothers & Sisters was up just a bit with 7.9 million at 10/9c. Also at 10, Cold Case (8.8. million viewers) was up 10 percent in the demo. Source Here

THE SIMPSONS "The Color Yellow" Season 21 Episode 13

Check out a first look at the new episode of THE SIMPSONS "The Color Yellow" Season 21 Episode 13 airing Sunday February 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: When Miss Hoover asks her students to research their family history, Lisa is horrified to discover that most of her ancestors were bad people - a motley crew of horse thieves and deadbeats. But while rummaging through the attic, Lisa happens upon a diary kept by her ancestor, Eliza Simpson. As Eliza's story unfolds, Lisa learns that her family was part of the Underground Railroad, a group that helped slaves escape to freedom. Eliza recounts liberating a slave named Virgil (guest voice Brown), but when Lisa presents her findings at school, some of her classmates refute it, leaving Lisa determined to exonerate her family's name in the all-new "The Color Yellow" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Feb. 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Hank Azaria as Moe; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Haden as Milhouse; Tress MacNeille as Dolph Guest Voice Cast: Wren T. Brown as Daniel Source Here

THE SIMPSONS "Boy Meets Curl" Season 21 Episode 12

Check out a first look at the new episode of THE SIMPSONS "Boy Meets Curl" Season 21 Episode 12 airing Sunday February 14 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: Homer takes Marge out for a romantic evening of ice skating and hand-holding, but upon entering the rink, they encounter a curling team practicing. Marge and Homer take to the ice and discover their love for the sport, and soon after, join the curling team and compete with them in the Olympic trials. Team Springfield claims the win and moves on to the 2010 Vancouver Games where Bob Costas (guest-voicing as himself) covers the action. Meanwhile, sleazy vendors introduce Lisa to the world of collecting Olympic pins, and before long, Lisa is hopelessly addicted in the all-new "Boy Meets Curl" episode ofTHE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Feb. 14 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Hank Azaria as Moe; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Haden as Milhouse; Tress MacNeille as Dolph Guest Voice Cast: Bob Costas as Himself Source Here

The Simpsons Meets Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters just got a whole lot more appealing, as the main appeal of the show will now, for us, go beyond the delicious-looking foods we won't get to eat. Entertainment Weekly says the show's second season will feature Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Simpsons all-around talent/Godzilla star Hank Azaria as guest judges. We like! But that isn't even close to the full extent of the television crossover Top Chef Masters will be bringing down upon us. We also get Lie to Me's Mekhi Phifer, three of the housewives of Orange County and the cast of ABC's Modern Family. And to cap it all off, Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak, anchor of that absurdly dramatic 4x4 relay the USA won in the Beijing Olympics. The fireworks are already going off. Source Here

First Look: THE SIMPSONS are Coming to Canada (Again!)

Proving that HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER isn't the only show on television that can generate big laughs at their neighbors to north's expense, THE SIMPSONS are returning to Canada. In fact - almost five years to the day from their last visit that saw Homer and Grandpa trek up to Winnipeg Manitoba in search of affordable prescription drugs - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and special guest-voice Bob Costas are heading to Vancouver (Which for the geographically challenged, is the city on Canada's left coast that doubles as America in many of your favorite shows such as SMALLVILLE, SUPERNATURAL and EUREKA) in order to compete in the 2010 Olympics Vancouver Games. Will Homer be the ruin of the mixed-doubles curling team that includes Marge, Principal Skinner and his mother? Will Lisa's 'B' story that has her collecting Olympic pins bring down the episode? Find out for yourself on February 14th when ''Boy Meets Girl' airs on FOX (GlobalTV in Canada). Source Here

Ratings: Chuck Returns Strong, Simpsons Anniversary Draws Big Audience

The Season 3 premiere of Chuck pulled its highest ratings since its 3-D episode following the 2009 Super Bowl. Chuck averaged 7.5 million viewers over the two one-hour episodes, a 21 percent increase over Season 2's average. Aside from the 3-D episode, no hour of Chuck has performed as well since 2007. The overrun of the Green Bay Packers-Arizona Cardinals playoff game helped Fox win the night overall. The network averaged 20.4 million viewers throughout the night. The biggest beneficiary was The Simpsons; the 450th episode and 20th anniversary special performed very well. Official numbers were skewed by the football spillover, but the anniversary special drew roughly 12 million viewers, the largest audience for the show since it aired after the Super Bowl in 2005. The Cleveland Show (8.5 million viewers) was also up. ABC placed second for the night, with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition pulling in 10.6 million viewers and Desperate Housewives drawing 14 million viewers. Brothers & Sisters slipped 8 percent in the adults 18-to-49 demographic and drew 10.5 million viewers. CBS bookended its night with repeats of NCIS: Los Angeles (7 million viewers) and Criminal Minds (9.4 million viewers) while a new episode of Cold Case at 9/8c drew 10.2 million viewers. Source Here