TV ratings: ACM Awards rule Sunday up against 'Celebrity Apprentice,' 'OUAT'

Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 1, 2012The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards ruled Sunday night for CBS, while shows like ABC's "Once Upon a Time" only dipped just a bit and still managed to hold onto the 18-49-year-old demographic for its time slot.NBC's three-hour episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice" was actually up a little in the 9 p.m. hour over last week, though down just a bit in the 10 p.m. ABC's "GCB" took a hit this week, down to 5.84 million viewers over last week's 6.49 million. CBS got the top spot among total viewers for the evening, averaging 12.21 million and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households for the night. ABC (6.97 million, 4.4/7) came in second ahead of NBC (5.58 million, 3.6/6) and FOX (3.64 million, 2.0/3).In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS won out again this week with a 2.6 rating. ABC was second with a 2.1, while FOX...

'Desperate Housewives': Trouble Catches Up With Bree

It was really only a matter of time. All season long, fans have been waiting to see what would happen with Bree after the murder of Gabby's stepdad on " Desperate Housewives " (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on ABC). This week, the inevitable happened as the investigation caught up to her, and she was arrested for the murder. Never fear, there's still a couple of episodes left before the big finale. Plenty of time for a murder trial. Lynette got some bad news of her own, smuggishly delivered by Tom's girlfriend. He'd signed the divorce papers, so what better way to make it hurt as much as possible then for the new girlfriend to hand deliver them. She should have checked to make sure Lynette was empty-handed, though. Instead, she caught her with a bowl of icing. So she flung some on the girlfriend, and then some more for good measure. It won't change anything, but it is nice to get those aggressive feelings out there in a relatively healthy way. There are far worse things than icing that she could have thrown. "Desperate Housewives" returns Sunday, April 29 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC for its final four hours. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

Dana Delany to Appear in Series Finale of ‘Desperate Housewives’

Now that her own ABC drama – ‘ Body of Proof ’ – has wrapped for its current, second season, actress Dana Delany will be making a return visit to another ABC drama for which she was a regular cast member:  Desperate Housewives The folks over at  TV Line  reported this afternoon that the actress has officially been added to the May 13 series finale of the long-running dramedy, returning to her role of Katherine Mayfair. As fans of the show will recall, Katherine set out on a really long European vacation  with ex-stripper Robin (Julie Benz of  Dexter  fame); but will return to Wisteria Lane solo. There are no further details on what brings her back to the cul-de-sac, but it can be surmised that perhaps the news of her ex-fiance’s Mike’s (James Denton) passing  could possibly have something to do with it. Read More...  

Desperate Housewives “With So Little to Be Sure Of” – Secrets Galore

Desperate Housewives  "With So Little  to Be Sure Of" Season 8 Episode 19 airs Sunday, April 2 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television  Network Episode Synopsis:  Susan discovers that Mike had been hiding a secret from her for years; Bree attempts to hire a high-powered attorney (Scott Bakula) when she becomes the  prime suspect  in the murder of Gaby’s stepfather; Gaby discovers a sexy way to earn a bigger commission at her new job as a personal shopper; and while Lynette continues to try and win Tom back, girlfriend Jane does everything in her power to ensure that the two carry through with their divorce, on "Desperate Housewives," SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:01-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More...  

Desperate Housewives “Any Moment” Season 8 Episode 18

Desperate Housewives  "Any Moment" Season 8  Episode 18  airs Sunday, March 25 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television  Network Episode Synopsis :  Julie becomes concerned over Susan’s parenting skills when she begins to allow MJ to do whatever he feels like doing; with Carlos resigning from his high paying job, Gaby tries to land her own high-powered position in order to keep up her extravagant lifestyle; Bree is suspicious of Andrew’s intentions when he announces that he’s getting married; Lynette puts a plan into action in the hopes of winning Tom back; and Ben finally proposes to Renee, on "Desperate Housewives," SUNDAY, MARCH 25 (9:01-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More...  

Top Moments: Walking Dead's Killer Arrival and Jon Hamm Gets Wet with Jimmy Fallon

Our top moments of the week: 15. Best Bombshell, Part I: On the Switched at Birth season finale, just hours after Regina goes on a date with another man and seems poised to finally get over her no-good baby daddy, John tells her that the best way to save Angelo from deportation would be to marry him. Hm, we're pretty sure getting married isn't in the "Getting Over Your Ex" handbook. 14. Biggest Head-scratcher: The Voice coach Cee Lo Green is the most daring of the show's four mentors, but sometimes he pushes the envelope a little too much for our taste. When he pits arrogant...

Scott Bakula on Desperate Housewives: First Look!

This is no April Fool's joke: Scott Bakula will makes his Desperate Housewives debut on April 1. The veteran actor (most recently seen on Chuck and Men of a Certain Age ) comes on board the stretch run of this ABC series as a high-powered attorney hired by Bree when she becomes a suspect in the murder of Gaby's stepfather. Get your first look at Bakula in this role below:

Desperate Housewives Case Ends in Mistrial

The juicy Desperate Housewives trial has concluded, though there wasn't much of a finale. After jurors came to court on Friday to report that they were deadlocked on the central issue — whether ABC and showrunner Marc Cherry had wrongfully terminated Nicollette Sheridan's stint on the show — the judge gave them the weekend to clear their heads. It didn't work: Today a mistrial was declared in the case after jurors continued to split 8–4, though the majority of the jury was on the side of Sheridan. This could mean that both sides will proceed to a new trial, but like the second season of Desperate Housewives itself, it'll be hard to recapture the magic.

'Desperate Housewives': Saying Goodbye To Mike

Last week, Mike was suddenly and tragically shot down in a drive-by shooting. In the aftermath on "Desperate Housewives" (Sun. 9 p.m. ET On ABC), the women of Wisteria Lane mourned and remembered the Mike they'd come to know and love. Viewers were invited to do the same with flashbacks throughout the series' run. But much as this felt like an ending, with Susan's friends surrounding her and pledging their live, things aren't ready to settle just yet. After leaving some fingerprints on a coffee mug, Bree was tied by the police to the death of Alejandro. But no arrest yet, as they want to find more evidence first. Can she get out of this one? "Desperate Housewives" continues its journey toward the May 13 series finally, every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

Top Moments: Desperate Housewives' Tragic Death and Walking Dead's Zombie Shocker

Our top moments of the week: 13. Best Wigging Out: The Real Housewives of Orange County get together for an '80s party and — surprise! — there's drama when Slade stops by, just days after ripping Vicki and calling her ugly in his stand-up act. Vicki, complete with big hair, gets up to leave, telling Slade that her parents think she's beautiful and that she has never been mean to him. When Gretchen brings up Vicki's "deadbeat dad" comments about Slade, as well as Vicki's new boyfriend's own problems with paying child support in the past, a full-blown argument breaks out. Neon colors have never made us more depressed. 12. Best Reality Check: On Life's Too Short , Ricky Gervais calls up his Office pal Steve Carell to see if he'll do a guest spot on Gervais' new project. Carell only agrees to "consider" the role, which...