Thursday's ratings roundup: * 8 pm/ET Survivor: Tocantins inched up slightly from its premiere to win the hour with 13.67 million total viewers. Bones cinched second with 9.5 million (down 12 percent from its fresh eppy), while Ugly Betty settled for third (7.65 mil). NBC's My Name Is Earl (6.72 mil) gained 420K, but Kath & Kim (5.13 mil) scared off another 350 thou. * 9 pm CSI topped the hour with 16.85 million viewers, dropping 930K. Grey's Anatomy 's scalpel-vs.-scalpel and fist-vs.-fist showdowns drummed up 15.39 mil, a week-to-week increase of 310K and the series' biggest audience since Nov. 20, 2008. (Was it just me or did Addison seem a bit, um, turned on by the boys' donnybrook?) * 10 pm With the Grey's crossover over, Private Practice plunged 20 percent yet still edged out Eleventh Hour - 11.37 mil to 11.23 mil. (Who took my Twitter challenge and spotted Private Practice's second, non-Anya Buffy alum?) ER delivered 7.44 mil, up 190K. Source here
* Survivor: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands (8 pm/ET CBS) "Crazy" Sandy managed to avoid being ousted last week since her tribemates could no longer tolerate bossy Carolina. But if the Jalapao tribe doesn't win immunity tonight, the team's resident "old lady" will likely be sent packing. A key challenge for everyone is a rain-soaked basketball-like game that turns into a physically draining adventure. * ER (10 pm/ET NBC) How fitting that ER's Valentine's Day episode features the return of the beloved Noah Wyle. His appearance makes the quest to come full circle in the show's final season appear complete. Or is it? Meanwhile, County's world keeps turning despite Carter's surprise visit. Banfield remains intent upon having a baby regardless of the signs that are saying no, Neela makes a critical mistake with her transplant patient, and Gates has an unusual case involving a wedding groom and mushrooms. Can you feel the love? * Grey's Anatomy (9 pm/ET ABC) Addison's brother might be all better, but Addison is still pulling double duty (here and on Private Practice ) again tonight. That pregnant woman with the brain aneurysm (what a way to bring Addison and Derek together again!) has a complication that'll take another episode - and more fireworks - to resolve. Speaking of fireworks: How about Derek punching Mark? And just so you know that this an extra-special episode, Faye Dunaway guest stars as a renowned surgeon - who screws up. * Bones (8 pm/ET Fox) It's doubtful anyone would ever call Booth a slacker, but after spending the last few weeks being temporarily blinded while kidnapped and suffering a broken hand and concussion playing ice hockey, the guy deserves a break, right? Well, now it seems like a bad back will finally keep him on the sidelines, so Agent Perotta (Marisa Coughlan) pitches in to help with a murder case involving a female science-fiction fan and her connection to a convention for comic-book and video-game aficionados. * Being Erica (10 pm/ET SoapNet) This comedy import from Canada focuses on the life of 32-year-old single gal Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), who, despite her name, isn't all that strange. She's just someone who has made a few mistakes in her past and has regrets about them. However, thanks to her somewhat mysterious therapist, she gets to do what no one else can: Go back in time and redo certain pivotal life moments. In the series opener, a hospitalized Erica meets her new therapist, Dr. Tom, who has her relive an old high-school dance. Source here
Watch a sneak peek of BONES "The Princess and the Pear" airing Thursday February 19 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Who might be dating again on Bones? We've got the answer! Bones Dating Spoiler
Kristen From E-Online Says since Emily Deschanel told me Booth and Bones would be in bed together, I had to dig a little deeper. Turns out, it could be a trick! Taylor says, "They've been toying around with interesting ideas about alternate realities, where perhaps they're married, where we're all in interesting, different roles. So we may get to see it, but it may not be real." BUT!!! IN THIS LINK BELOW it says they will be in bed and it WONT BE A DREAM Also it tells you abit to how it happens
So...what has become of the Scooby Gang and friends since Buffy The Vampire Slayer concluded its 7 season run in 2003? Speaking of Buffy, be sure to weigh in on our discussion of the show's best and worst seasons . Sarah Michelle Gellar aka Buffy Summers Buffy Summers was likely the role of a lifetime for series star Sarah Michelle Gellar. Since then, she has not been out of work , but for me there has been nothing all too memorable. Some of her roles include Scooby Doo 2 (which I'd prefer to forget), The Grudge and its sequel (briefly), some voice work (including TMNT and Robot Chicken ) and some movies that I am guessing were direct-to-DVD (Suburban Girl? Anyone? Anyone?). She also remains married to fellow actor (and one-time-hottie back in the day) Freddie Prinze, Jr.. The two have been married since 2002 - which is quite the accomplishment in the land of Hollywood! Nicholas Brendon aka Xander Harris Nicholas Brendon has appeared in a string of TV movies since his Buffy days that I doubt any of you have seen. More notably, he was part of the ensemble cast of the short-lived Fox comedy Kitchen Confidential (which was actually quite funny; I recommend checking it out if you never have) and recently had a 4 episode guest arc on popular CBS series Criminal Minds . He got divorced in '06 so I guess he's back on the market! Alyson Hannigan aka Willow Rosenberg Willow is definitely one of the more successful Buffy alums. Any fan of quality television will certainly recognize her as Lily from current CBS sitcom: How I Met Your Mother . Hannigan also appeared in some less-than-stellar films including Date Movie and American Wedding. You may have also recognized her during a brief guest stint on fellow WB Week program, Veronica Mars , as Trina Echolls (Logan's sister). Lastly, rather adorably, Hannigan married Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from Buffy/ Angel ) and is currently pregnant with her first child. Anthony Stewart Head aka Rupert Giles So what's become of everyone's favorite Watcher? Anthony Stewart Head appears to have been spending a lot of time in England since the conclusion of Buffy and has a ton of credits - though nearly all in British shows (or stage productions) that I have never seen. He also appeared in the Razzie-nominated Repo! The Genetic Opera alongside Paris Hilton. Off to Angel... David Boreanaz aka Angel Might David Boreanaz be the most successful Buffy alum? He had an immediate job for 5 seasons following Buffy in spinoff Angel starring as Angel (obviously). Boreanaz had a few blinked-and-you-missed-them direct-to-DVD movies, but fully redeemed himself upon landing a starring role as Special Agent Seeley Booth in hit Fox series Bones , currently in its 4th season. Charisma Carpenter aka Cordelia Chase Charisma Carpenter of course reprised her role of Cordelia on spinoff Angel for 90 episodes following her time on Buffy. Post-Angel, Carpenter has had steady work - predominately in TV movies and via a ton of guest appearances. You may have caught her in Charmed , Veronica Mars , the short lived Big Shots , and most recently, ABC Family's Greek . Continue to Part 2
Thursday's numbers, at a glance: * 8 pm/ET Bones won the hour with 10.76 million total viewers, a gain of 760,000 from its Thursday time-slot premiere. Ugly Betty placed a distant second with 7.27 mil, dropping 270K. NBC's Earl and Kath & Kim both trailed CBS comedy repeats, delivering 6.16 mil (down 340K) and six mil (down 200K), respectively. Smallville slipped 300 thou, to 3.88 mil. * 9 pm With CSI taking a siesta, Grey's Anatomy surged 900K to deliver 15.2 million total viewers. While NBC's The Office (8.4 mil) dropped 340K from its last Thursday outing, 30 Rock (6.33 mil, and guest-starring a charming Jon Hamm) dipped only a hair. Supernatural (3.34 mil) slipped 240 thou (but how about that brotherly smackdown?!). * 10 pm Goosed by the onset of its multi-episode crossover with Grey's, Private Practice saw 13 million viewers - a 35 percent gain from its last typical outing, and exhibiting none-too-bad audience erosion over the hour. That nifty number also marks a season high and the spin-off's second-largest viewership ever. OK, let's throw this in, too - this week's Private delivered the best-ever retention (86 percent) for a telecast airing after Grey's. Hey, I'm just the messenger, Six Degrees and Notes from the Underbelly. Trailing an Eleventh Hour repeat, ER (7.3 mil) fell 400K. Source here
In two weeks time " Bones " will return with an episode full of fantasy, comic creatures and fanatics. In "The Princess and the Pear", a female Sci-Fi enthusiast is found murdered and the team is lead to a fantasy convention that has gone wrong. The episode airs February 19. When a group of eighth-graders find the decomposed body of woman wearing a medieval princess dress, the team is on the scene to investigate. With Booth incapacitated due to a back injury, Agent Payton Perotta (guest star Marisa Coughlin) steps in to help with the investigation. With insight from "squint" Colin Fisher, a self-professed geek and expert in the language of sci-fi, the team identifies the woman as a promotional model from ImagiCon, a convention for fans of comic books, video games and other sci-fi genre entertainment. Brennan and the team must navigate through the outlandish landscape of ImagiCon in order to track down the killer. They soon find the victim may have owned a highly valuable piece of sci-fi memorabilia that many would kill to possess. For Preview Click Here . Source here
As many as five clips are released in preview of the February 5 episode of " Bones ". Called "The Hero in the Hold", it will see Booth being kidnapped and the rest of the team trying to resolve the case before Booth runs out of time to breathe. When Brennan, Hodgins and author Thomas Vega are summoned by a Federal Judge along with the United States Attorney regarding the ongoing investigation of the Grave Digger, they learn that evidence from the case has recently gone missing. With Brennan and Hodgins having been victims of the Grave Digger and Thomas Vegas currently writing a book about it, they become prime suspects in the missing evidence case. However, when Brennan and the team receive a phone call from the Grave Digger informing them that Booth has been buried alive with only 24 hours worth of oxygen, the Grave Digger threatens to leave him to die unless Brennan brings the missing evidence. The team immediately goes to Booth's apartment to assess the crime scene, knowing from Sweets' psychological assessment of the Grave Digger that they cannot tell the authorities about the situation or else the Grave Digger will retaliate against Booth. As Booth struggles to free himself from confinement, the team joins forces to locate him with precious time ticking away. For Clip 1 Click Here . For Clip 2 Click Here . For Clip 3 Click Here . For Clip 4 Click Here . For Clip 5 Click Here . Source here
Hodgins is not over when he and Brennan got taken hostage a while back. He may even be partially to blame for Booth's kidnapping. Turns out Booth was tasered, knocked out and stuffed in a toy-like yellow submarine. When he gets out of the tiny submarine, Booth finds himself face to face with someone from his military past. The team works on locating Booth and finding who is behind the kidnapping. We learn why Booth's son is named Parker. Brennan, Hodgins and Thomas Vega, from episode 2.09, face Judge Dix Williams and AUSA Kim Kurland, also from episode 2.09, and learn that evidence in the Grave Digger's case has gone missing. The three of them are suspected of taking the evidence. Hodgins is obsessed by the Grave Digger and Vega is writing a book on the subject. Angela, Sweets, Cam, Agent Perotta and Jared also appear.