ABC has had a lot of casualties this TV season, starting with their triple-axing of Pushing Daisies , Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money . However, this is old news at this point, so instead we are focusing on all of ABC's more recent cancellations: In the Motherhood - I'm not going to lie, I never even gave this Megan Mullally/Cheryl Hines comedy a shot, as it never struck me as all that funny. And apparently the viewers didn't embrace it either, as it flopped during its brief Thursday night stint. 4 episodes aired. Cupid - Cancel me once, shame on you. Cancel me twice? Yeah, they never should have attempted to resurrect Cupid . It's permanent home was in the brilliant-but-canceled bin (as the version in 1999 headlined by Jeremy Piven meets this description). This version, although I agree there has been worse TV, was just a bad idea from the get-go. 6 episodes aired. The Unusuals - This quirky cop procedural definitely had potential, but with the popularity of the now-renewed quirky cop procedural Castle ...guess it wasn't unusual enough (or garnered the necessary ratings) for ABC to keep around. Remaining episodes still airing. According to Jim - Longtime choice of many TV critics as the most hated show on TV (and not because it is necessarily the worst, but because it is pretty darn close, yet managed to survive for 8 seasons), Jim is finally saying goodbye. Yes, I cannot believe it either, but 8 seasons aired. Samantha Who? - Quirky Christina Applegate memory-loss comedy, Samantha Who's cancellation was somewhat of a surprise. ABC definitely liked the show, but the numbers just weren't there to renew it for another season. 2 seasons aired. Surviving Suburbia - It is unclear if this show is officially dead yet or not, but it should be, and likely will be soon. Remaining episodes begin airing this week. Which ABC cancellation - recent or earlier in the year - has upset you the most? Are you the one person that will miss According to Jim ?
Tuesday's tallies: * 8 pm/ET American Idol Rat-Packed in an audience of 22.54 million total viewers, dipping 700K week-to-week. Part 1 of NCIS ' spin-off set-up scored second with 16.32 mil, a drop of 7 percent. The Biggest Loser averaged 9.43 mil over its two-hour run, its largest audience since Feb. 3. Lagging far behind ABC's According to Jim , Reaper plunged 26 percent, to 1.82 mil. * 9 pm The Mentalist topped the hour with 16.9 million viewers, up 155 thou from its last fresh outing. Dancing with the Stars ' results show followed with14.27 mil. At 10.6 mil, Fringe was up a hair from last week. 90210 , meanwhile, sank 19 percent to hit an all-time low of 1.8 mil. That's right, 90210 got a Season 2 pick-up in February, yet Privileged is on the bubble. Join me in some head-scratching. * 10 pm Without a Trace was No. 1 with an audience of 12.35 million (down 800K), but SVU (10.5 mil, surging 16 percent) dominated in the demos. In fact, Stabler and Benson copped their best 18-49 numbers since Jan. 6, and their second-best such demos of the season. ABC's Cupid targeted 6.16 mil, down 440K and suffering significant tune-out over the hour. Source Here
Take a sneak peek at Cupid episode 4 "The Tommy Brown Affair" airing this TUESDAY, APRIL 21 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Tuesday's tallies: * 8 pm/ET American Idol 's night at the movies played to a crowd of 23.48 million total viewers, up 7 percent week-to-week. A not-new NCIS followed with 13.37 mil. The Biggest Loser (9.04 mil) sank its teeth into third, gaining 13 percent. A pair of According to Jim averaged 4.48 mil. Reaper dipped 230K, to 2.05 mil. * 9 pm Dancing with the Stars ' results show won the hour with 14.76 million viewers, up 320K. A repeat of The Mentalist claimed second with 12.1 mil, followed by Fringe (11.5 mil, down 500 thou). Did the return of Donna Martin "graduate" 90210 's numbers? The answer: At 2.13 mil, The CW series enjoyed its largest audience since Feb. 10. * 10 pm Without a Trace was tops with 13.17 million viewers. Opposite an SVU repeat, ABC's Cupid (6.6 mil, up 380K) technically took second, though by the end of the hour Stabler & Co. actually had the bigger audience. Source Here
There are some exciting returns tonight as well as some delayed shows and time shifts, so here's the rundown of what's on and what's not for your Tuesday night! What's On: New show premieres include Osbournes: Reloaded after a new American Idol on Fox at 9:20/8:20c, and Cupid starts up on ABC at 10/9c. We also have some midseason returns with 90210 finally returning after its long break for a new episode tonight on The CW - and make note that it's in a new timeslot, 9/8c! Also My Boys returns on TBS at 10:30/9:30c. Airing as usual is American Idol as mentioned, plus The Mentalist , Dancing with the Stars , Reaper , NCIS and Without a Trace . What's Off: According to Jim 's return has been pushed back yet again, only to be replaced by reruns of Better Off Ted on ABC at 8/7c.
* Dancing with the Stars (9 pm/ET ABC) It's double trouble as two contestants get booted in tonight's double elimination, based on their performances with last night's Argentine tango or Lindy Hop. Could Holly Madison's number be up? Or has Steve-O's back injury gotten the best of him? Then there's Steve Wozniak, who got a 10 from the judges last week - not a perfect 10, but a combined total of 10. As for music guests, Boyz II Men stop by to perform a medley of Motown tunes, and Kevin Rudolf sings "Let It Rock." * Cupid (10:02 pm/ET ABC) TV auteur Rob Thomas ( Veronica Mars ) mines his past with this remake of his short-lived 1998 series of the same name. Then it was Jeremy Piven in the lead. Now it's Bobby Cannavale ( Third Watch ), who stars as a possibly mixed-up man who believes that he's Cupid, the Roman god of love. Golden Globe nominee Sarah Paulson (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) costars as the psychiatrist he's assigned to after his three-month stint in a mental institution. * American Idol (8 pm/ET Fox) The singers revved up and motored through Motown hits last week, but it was Michael Sarver who finally stalled out. It was a slippery spill for the charming oil-rig laborer when his version of "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by the Temptations failed to tempt America or the judges. Now the final nine go on without the big humble Texan. With that, Kris Allen, Anoop Desai, Matt Giraud (how on earth was he in the bottom three last week?), Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Megan Joy, Adam Lambert, Scott MacIntyre and Lil Rounds return in performance showcases tonight. * Frontline (9 pm/ET PBS (check local listings) "Sick Around America" highlights how the ongoing recession is exasperating the health-care crisis, which finds too many either uninsured or underinsured. Georgetown professor Karen Pollitz equates the latter to having a car with an airbag made from tissue paper. "If I ever get in a crash," she says, "it's not going to protect me." The report goes deep into the crisis, detailing the difficulties faced by small businesses, their employees and people seeking coverage on their own, as well as relating several insurance-nightmare stories and sizing up Massachusetts' health-care reform. * Osbournes: Reloaded (9:25 pm/ET Fox) The title is apt for this new guerrilla comedy-variety show, which finds Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly performing comedy as well as music, hosing the studio audience down with foam, working at a fast-food drive-through, asking a blindfolded audience member to make out with a stranger and moving in with other families named Osbourne, among other things. There's only one rule: no rules! Source here
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Sarah Paulson, known as Elisa Cronkite on "Jack and Jill", will be back on TV with a new show called "Cupid". Watch the series trailer: Click me!
So far we've had FOX , CBS , The CW , NBC and NBC Part 2 . Time to talk about ABC's Midseason Schedule! The network will have a trio of new series debuting on the M-W 10PM slots in 2009. From TV Guide: Castle , starring Nathan Fillion as a mystery novelist who assists a female NYPD detective (Stana Katic), will air Mondays at 10 pm, starting March 9. Cupid , in which Bobby Cannavale and Sarah Paulson (hope to) pick up where Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall left off in 1999, will call Tuesdays-at-10 home, as of March 24. The Unusuals , starring the disparate likes of Amber Tamblyn ( Joan of Arcadia ), Harold Perrineau ( Lost ) and Adam Goldberg as NYPD detectives, reports for duty Wednesday, April 8, at 10 pm. Other return dates of note: The Bachelor premieres January 5th as does new reality series True Beauty . Beginning January 6th, According to Jim (at 8 pm) and Scrubs (at 9) will air double episodes on Tuesdays. Dancing with the Stars returns March 9th. And of course, don't forget about the return of Lost on January 21st! Source: TV Guide