Last night's American Idol edition drew the lowest ratings of the season, but it was still enough to earn a ratings victory for Fox... * 8 p.m. Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials: 11.2 million viewers Human Target: 7.8 million Modern Family rerun: 6.8 million/The Middle: 7.3 million Mercy: 6.25 million Life Unexpected rerun: 1.4 million * 9 p.m. American Idol: 20.8 million Criminal Minds: 14.8 million Modern Family: 9.1 million/Cougar Town: 6.2 million Law & Order: SVU rerun: 4.1 million Gossip Girl rerun: 500,000 * 10 p.m. CSI: NY: 14.2 million Ugly Betty: 4.1 million Source Here
Check out photos of the upcoming MERCY "Can we talk about the gigantic elephant in the ambulance?" Episode 13 airing Wednesday February 3 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Eva Amurri guest stars. Episode Synopsis: Mercy staffers are jolted by the arrival of Dr. Joe Briggs (James Van Der Beek, "Dawson's Creek"), the arrogant new head of ICU with whom Veronica (Taylor Schilling) promptly locks horns. Meanwhile, Veronica and Dr. Sands (James Tupper) must set aside their own icy relationship as they try to save a boy found nearly frozen in the woods. Following the death of one of her patients, Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) helps the grieving widower take the difficult step of leaving the hospital and Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) continues her turn as private nurse to an upper-crust family. James LeGros, Diego Klattenhoff and Guillermo Diaz also star. Source & Preview
* Modern Family (9/8c ABC) This sitcom must have Hollywood on speed dial. Still only in its first season, the show has compiled an impressive list of guest stars, including Edward Norton, Shelley Long and Benjamin Bratt, and now you can add Minnie Driver, whose character's cosmopolitan lifestyle sparks feelings of inadequacy in her old friend Claire. Meanwhile, Manny tries to get Mitchell to steer clear of giving Gloria legal advice, and Jay has a racquetball outing with Cameron he won't soon forget. * American Idol (9/8c Fox) This season's system of rotating guest judges has added some hot-hot-heat to the star search. The claws came out last Tuesday when catty clashing flared up between Kara and stand-in arbiter Katy Perry, and tension spiked last Wednesday between Simon and guest judge Neil Patrick Harris. But this musical chairs of judges - and the drama that comes with it - ends tonight, as the Hollywood Rounds begin next week and permanent judge Ellen DeGeneres joins the panel. Before that, we have one last look at the colorful open tryouts with a "Road to Hollywood" installment, featuring appearances from all the celeb appraisers of Season 9. * Mercy (8/7c NBC) James Van Der Beek, best known from Dawson's Creek, dons the Mercy Hospital scrubs and joins the medical drama in a recurring role beginning tonight. He plays brash, self-important Dr. Joe Briggs, the newly minted head of the ICU - and his arrival jars the hospital staffers. It's a bitter pill to swallow for Veronica, who resists his arrogant swagger and promptly clashes with him. Veronica's other frosty relationship is with Dr. Sands, but they put profession first and join forces to treat a boy. * Super Bowl's Greatest Commericials (8/7c CBS) The Super Bowl commercials have become almost as anticipated as the main event, and for good reason. With those spots being among the most expensive seconds in TV and a large audience of consumers watching, advertisers bring out their A-game and they rarely disappoint, as this annual show has proved. Jim Nantz and Lara Spencer look at 10 of the best commercials to air during past Super Bowls, with viewers choosing the top spot. The program also includes a preview of the 2010 commercials. * This Is My Africa (8/7c HBO2) This summer, the world will descend on South Africa for soccer's World Cup, though it's safe to say many folks won't know much about that country in particular or the continent in general. So perhaps this film, directed by Nigerian-born Zina Saro-Wiwa, could serve as a useful primer. In it, London-based Africans and Africa-philes, including actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Colin Firth, artist Yinka Shonibare and filmmaker John Akomfrah, comment on the continent's history, culture, arts, cuisine and politics. Source Here
James Van Der Beek, who to most of us will always and forever be Dawson Leery of Dawson's Creek , joins the cast of NBC's Mercy starting next week! Check out what Van Der Beek will be up to with these new NBC videos: NBC.com Interview: The New Doctor NBC.com Promo: Let the Dance Begin Are you excited for Van Der Beek to join Mercy?
The last-minute shelving of FOX's game show Our Little Genius and next week's State of the Union address could end up being a good thing for Human Target . The president's annual address to Congress and the country will air at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 27. All of the big four broadcast networks (along with PBS and the cable news channels) will air it live, resulting in the usual schedule tweaking on the nets' part. To Read More Click Here .
We recently visited the set of NBC's hospital drama, Mercy, for a tour of the set and to spend some time with the stellar cast; Taylor Schilling (Nurse Veronica Callahan), Michelle Trachtenberg (Nurse Chloe Payne), Jaime Lee Kirchner (Sonia Jimenez), James Tupper (Dr. Chris Sands), Guillermo Diaz (Nurse Angel Lopez), Diego Klattenhoff (Mike Callahan), James LeGros (Dr. Dan Harris) and new cast member James Van Der Beek (Dr. Liam West). To Read More Click Here .
Check out photos of the upcoming MERCY "Wake Up Bill" Episode 12 airing Wednesday January 20 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Eva Amurri guest stars. Episode Synopsis: A newlywed cancer patient (Eva Amurri) undergoes a risky course of treatment and Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) struggles to help her doting husband cope. Meanwhile, a man wakes up after ten years in a coma and decides to confront the woman he loves, prompting Veronica (Taylor Schilling) to spring to action in her own love life. And Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) gets a taste of how the other half lives when she cares for a wealthy and eccentric family. James Tupper, James Le Gros and Guillermo Diaz also star. Source & Photos
Check out the first photos of James Van Der Beek guest starring on the upcoming MERCY episode "Can We Talk About the Gigantic Elephant in the Ambulance?" airing Wednesday, February 3 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET) Here is what Michael Ausiello had to say about Van Der Beek joining the show: Cocky, womanizing, and manipulative, Dr. West will frequently clash with Sands, Harris, and the nurses. But beneath the alpha-male swagger lies a brilliant MD whose primary goal is to make Mercy Hospital money. The new doc is also hiding a deep, dark secret. Word has it that Van Der Beek could become a series regular if the character clicks. Source & More Photos
can someone please tell me what has happened to this weeks episode of mercy at about 20mins+ in to the show it goes from some guy in an or cutting his hand off to a scene with a girl lying on the floor which happened a few Min's before it looks like the editing went out of wack or is it just me
As everyone expected, American Idol dominated the ratings again last night. Shows are just vying for second place on the nights it airs... * 8 p.m. American Idol : 26.3 million viewers The New Adventures of Old Christine : 6.3 million Mercy : 5.9 million * 8:30 p.m. The Middle : 6.1 million Gary Unmarried : 5.8 million * 9 p.m. Criminal Minds : 14 million Modern Family : 7.8 million/Cougar Town: 7.4 million Law & Order: Special Victims Unit : 7.7 million * 10 p.m. CSI: NY : 14.1 million The Jay Leno Show : 5.4 million Ugly Betty : 4.5 million Source Here