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Dating in the Dark Latest Episode: Season 1, Episode 6

Participants go through each other's luggage to inspect the opposite sex's clothing. Watch & Discuss: Watch Dating in the Dark: Season 1, Episode 6

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 - Featured

* Nurse Jackie (10:30/9:30c Showtime ) In the highly charged season finale, addiction and adultery make for a most volatile cocktail, and the tension fomented is so palpably thick you could cut it with a scalpel. Things spark when an angry Eddie decides to drown his sorrows at a bar - and not just any bar, but Kevin's bar. As Jackie's lover tosses back shots and beers, a cheery Kevin sings the praises of his lovely wife, and you just know that something's gotta give. Later at the hospital, a drunken Eddie confronts Jackie, who is so shaken that she attempts to self-medicate, and that sends her spinning. * The Closer (9/8c TNT ) It's closing time for The Closer in the series' summer-season finale, and Brenda squares off against a master of shadowy maneuvers - a mysterious someone wearing a ninja costume who apparently stabbed a woman to death. Lured to this lurid case is a guest detective (Xander Berkeley) from El Paso, where a similar crime was committed. Here are the Bacon bits about this episode: Kevin Bacon, husband of series star Kyra Sedgwick, directed the episode, and Sosie Bacon (their daughter) figures large in her recurring role as niece Charlie, who might finally return to her Atlanta home, courtesy of an escort by Brenda's father (Barry Corbin). * Which Way Home (9/8c HBO ) It's been well-documented how undocumented immigrants from Latin America risk their lives to get to the U.S., but this often startling 2009 documentary film shows a demographic of this immigration pattern that's rarely seen. Director Rebecca Cammisa follows children as young as 9 years old from as far away as Honduras who attempt the trip, often atop railroad cars and usually in the company of strangers, but always with the risk of detention, dismemberment or death. * The Rachel Zoe Project (10/9c Bravo ) From the style file comes the Season 2 premiere of celeb stylist Rachel Zoe's reality series. Rachel and her fashion mod squad - including staples Brad Goreski and Taylor Jacobson - are tasked to dress up five actresses for the Golden Globe Awards. It's quite a quintessential quintet: Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Debra Messing and Eva Mendes. But the Golden Globes could lose some glitter when Team Zoe struggles to find the best dresses. Meanwhile, a slumping economy affects the rich and famous when the production of couture gowns drops, creating a formidable challenge for Rachel's business. * Dating in the Dark (9/8c ABC) The first season of the dating show that tests whether or not love is truly blind concludes with six new singles arriving at the house. In addition to their spoken exchanges and romantic encounters in the dark room, the participants try to learn more about their prospective dates by searching through their luggage and collaborating with an ex-FBI profiler. Source Here

Ratings: Is Hell's Kitchen Still Hot?

Some recent ratings highlights: * Monday The Bachelorette 's "Men Tell All" special spoke to 7.98 million total viewers, up a hair from the show's previous Monday outing. ABC's Dating in the Dark held onto 77 percent of that lead-in, premiering to 6.34 mil. * Tuesday America's Got Talent topped the night with 13.64 million viewers, up 470K from last week. The Hell's Kitchen season-opener served up an audience of 6.47 mil over its two-hour run, and bested its rivals in certain demographics. The series' two previous premieres, both of which benefited from an American Idol lead-in, delivered 11.08 mil and 12.55 mil. Big Brother 11 (5.8 mil) dipped 7 percent from last week. Look, it's Medium - on CBS! The Eye's repeat airing of an episode of the NBC castoff drew 4.03 mil. New episodes arrive Friday, Sept. 25, at 9/8 CT. Source Here

'The Wanted,' or not: NBC show bombs

New terrorist-nabbing reality series averages a 0.8 All the controversy over NBC's new catch-a-terrorist series " The Wanted " didn't help the show's ratings. It got off to a miserable start last night. "Wanted," an edition of "Dateline NBC," managed a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating at 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, finishing a distant fourth in the timeslot behind even Univision. The show, in which journalists and former government operatives team to bring down a suspected terrorist, drew just 2.9 million total viewers, making it the least-watched show on the Big Four networks last night. "Wanted" has been criticized for blurring the lines between journalism and government, and also for using some of the same ambush tactics as "Dateline NBC's" now-retired "To Catch a Predator" series. But one new show did make a strong showing in the 10 p.m. slot last night, ABC's new hook-up show " Dating in the Dark ." It won the timeslot with a 2.5 18-49 rating, retaining 86 percent of its 9 p.m. lead-in, the second hour of "The Bachelorette: Men Tell All." That helped ABC to first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.6 average overnight rating and an 8 share. CBS was second at 2.2/7, Univision third at 1.4/4, Fox fourth at 1.3/4, NBC fifth at 0.9/3 and CW sixth at 0.3/1. As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Thirty-two percent of Nielsen households have DVRs. At 8 p.m. ABC was first with a 2.6 for the first half of " The Bachelorette ," followed by CBS with a 1.7 for repeats of " How I Met Your Mother " and " Rules of Engagement ." Fox was third with a 1.4 for a " House " rerun, Univision fourth with a 1.2 for "El Nombre del Amor," NBC fifth with a 1.0 for " The Great American Road Trip " and CW sixth with a 0.4 for a repeat of " One Tree Hill ." ABC was first again at 9 p.m. with a 2.9 for more "Bachelorette," with CBS a close second with a 2.8 for repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and " The Big Bang Theory ." Univision was third with a 1.6 for "Manana Es para Siempre," Fox fourth with a 1.1 for a repeat of " Lie to Me ," NBC fifth with a 1.0 for a repeat of " Law & Order: Criminal Intent " and CW sixth with a 0.3 for a " Gossip Girl " rerun. At 10 p.m. ABC finished first with a 2.5 for "Dating in the Dark," while CBS remained second with a 2.0 for a repeat of " CSI: Miami ." Univision was third with a 1.3 for "Cristina" and NBC fourth with a 0.8 for "Dateline." ABC and CBS tied for first for the night among households, each with a 4.9 average overnight rating and a 9 share. Fox was third at 2.7/5, NBC fourth at 2.4/4, Univision fifth at 1.8/3 and CW sixth at 0.5/1. Source: Media Life Magazine - 'The Wanted,' or not: NBC show bombs Image courtesy of medialifemagazine.com

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, July 20, 2009 - Featured

* The Bachelorette : The Men Tell All (8 pm/ET ABC)''' We won't know who Jillian picks for another week, but a number of the losers in this love game return to confront our bachelorette. Country bad boy Wes won't be among them, but he won't go unmentioned. (An ABC release promises a "musical tribute" to Wes as well.) There will also be highlights and outtakes, a preview of the finale and a visit by 2009 Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, the gal he chose after he dumped Melissa, the gal he chose on the show. * Prom Night in Mississippi (9 pm/ET HBO ) Prom is a rite of passage for U.S. teens, but in Charleston, Miss., it has meant - since its high school integrated in 1970 - separate dances for white and black kids. In 2008, resident Morgan Freeman reiterated a 1997 offer to pay for one event, and this 2008 documentary is a chronicle of what happened next. Most of the seniors express frustration that it's taken so long, but they're too busy wondering what to wear and whom to ask to worry about what parents, portrayed here as the chief obstacle, will think. * Dating in the Dark (10:02 pm/ET ABC)''' It's been said that love is blind, but is that really true? This new reality dating show looks to put that theory to the test by having contestants meet and interact with their potential dates in a completely dark room. In the light, they're given some clues about their dates, such as a piece of clothing they can examine. After a few days, the contestants choose one date to see in the light, and then they decide whether looks really matter to them. * Moonshot (9 pm/ET History) "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." With those words, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. The 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic lunar landing is celebrated in a dramatized film that combines original NASA footage with reenactments. The mission is viewed from the perspectives of the three headstrong men involved in the journey: Armstrong; Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr.; and Michael Collins. * Torchwood : Children of the Earth (9 pm/ET BBC America )''' It's been a long wait since this British sci-fi hit concluded its second season in April 2008, but oh, the wait was worth it. BBC America is making up for lost time with this stellar miniseries, airing over five consecutive nights. The first installment picks up as the surviving members of Torchwood, Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto, face their fiercest threat to date: a mysterious alien race known only as the 456. And to make matters worse, the team finds themselves embroiled in a deep conspiracy that will profoundly impact all of their lives. Source Here

'Dating in the Dark' Premieres Tonight

The latest addition to the reality dating genre kicks off tonight as Dating in the Dark , the latest ABC offering this summer, tries to ask the age-old question: is love blind? While the show is but another extra to the already extensive brood, Dating in the Dark, says critics, at least does not require its participants to do wild tasks, such as eat a pig's vagina. Each week starting tonight on Dating in the Dark, three single men and three single women move into a house together but be totally separated from the opposite sex. The only instance that they get to interact with members of the opposite sex is in a room where it is pitch dark; the rationale, of course, is that when they do so, the dates will really get to know each other without looks being a factor. Before meeting each other, the contestants work with a sketch artist to illustrate their perceptions of their chosen matches. After several days of dating, each person will then have one chance to select one member of the opposite sex that they want to see in the light. Once they see who they've been kissing and snuggling with, they will then decide whether or not to stay with the person they fell in love with in the dark. Each Dating in the Dark episode will act as a self-contained episode, in contrast to The Bachelor -like serialized storylines. According to preliminary previews, the Dating in the Dark producers did a good job in casting singles who are entertaining without the need to be skanky, which are staple in other dating reality shows. This includes bubbly Australian Leni, SAT tutor Steven, handsome, sensitive Brit Alistair, awkward Melanie, and "comparatively normal" Seth and Christina. Catch Dating in the Dark tonight 10pm on ABC. Source Here

ABC Rolls Out a Reality-Heavy Summer Schedule - Featured

ABC has rolled out its summer schedule, and aside from the glorious airing of the remaining episodes of three canceled series, the Alphabet is betting mostly on reality to beat the heat. Among the returning reality shows are the latest installment of The Bachelorette (featuring Jillian Harris from the last cycle of The Bachelor ), embarrassment-based competition shows Wipeout and I Survived a Japanese Game Show and the lovey-dovey couples competition Here Come the Newlyweds. New this summer are The Superstars , Dating in the Dark and The Goode Family , the lone scripted holdout. Superstars is based on ABC's Wide World of Sports and features teams of celebrities and professional athletes competing head-to-head each week in cycling, swimming and other physical activities. Dating in the Dark will each week follow three men and women on a series of dates in complete darkness, testing the notion that love is blind. When the couples see each other in the daylight, will they stick together? The Goode Family is a new animated series from Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill creator Mike Judge. The show follows Gerald and Helen Goode, two overzealous carbon-footprint-minimizing, hybrid-driving vegans whose politically correct plans always end up going out of control. Here's how the premieres shake out: The Bachelorette : Premieres Monday, May 18 at 9 pm/ET, but then airs weekly on Monday at 8 pm Here Come the Newlyweds: Premieres Monday, May 25 at 10 pm Wipeout : Premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 8 pm The Goode Family : Premieres Wednesday, May 27 ay 9 pm The Superstars : Premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 8 pm I Survived a Japanese Game Show : Premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 9 pm Dating in the Dark : Premieres Monday, July 20 at 10 pm As previously reported, the remaining episodes of Pushing Daisies , Eli Stone , and Dirty Sexy Money will air on Saturdays at 10 pm beginning May 30 with Daisies. Eli Stone will air from June 20 to July 11, and Dirty Sexy Money airs from July 18 to August 8. Which of these summer shows will you be checking out? Source Here