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LAW & ORDER "Just A Girl In The World" Season 20 Episode 2 - Preview

Watch a preview of the Law & Order "Just A Girl In The World" Season 20 Episode 2 which airs Friday, October 2 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: After CSU investigator, Daisy Chao, is found murdered in her apartment, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) suspect her fiance Jim Anderson may not be telling the whole truth about his involvement with the murder. When young journalist, Emma Kim (Guest Star Camille Chen), is attacked by a cab driver, DNA found at both crime scenes seems to implicate the same man for the attacks. The investigators become personally involved with the case as Detective Lupo gets close with Emma, and ethical questions arise. Source & Preview

Spotlight On TV Shows That Have Outstayed Their Welcome - Featured

Television is one of the world's favorite entertainment pastimes, and every year dozens of networks try their best to win the viewer's hearts and their precious time. The competition gets fierce in the fall when all the major shows come back, and everyone is always looking for the next big hit. In time, however, those shows that we once loved or thought so well of begin to show signs of age and wear. Sure we enjoyed their adventures for the first few seasons, but all good things must come to an end ... some of them sooner than others. Here's a look at some of the shows that have outstayed their welcome and should seriously think of retiring before their memory is more annoying than nostalgic: - Spotlight On TV Shows That Have Outstayed Their Welcome Photo courtesy of

Cancellation Buzz: Dollhouse BOMBS in Friday's Ratings - Featured

Some bad news for you Dollhouse fans (myself included). Friday night's season premiere - after its surprise renewal following its low-rated first season - debuted to an abysmal 2.56 million viewers - the lowest-ever rated episode for the series. (As a point of reference, the season 1 premiere had 4.7 million viewers , which while low, looks pretty good by comparison). The only consolation? Pretty much all of Friday's TV bombed. Also on FOX, the series premiere of the much maligned Brothers grabbed an also pathetic 2.82 million viewers (though, you might notice, still managed to beat Dollhouse , which makes me cry inside). Smallville was also waaaay down on The CW (and its new Friday timeslot) with just 2.5 million viewers (though the CW points out that this is still an improvement over their previous Friday night lineup) as was Law & Order on NBC, with just 6.29 million viewers. CBS won the night with its crime lineup of Ghost Whisperer , the newly acquired Medium (from NBC) and Numb3rs . These received 8.58, 8.78 and 7.92 million viewers, respectively. You may recall that Fox initially renewed Dollhouse on the strength of its DVR numbers, but frankly, even with those, the series is still likely in trouble. Better start that "Save Dollhouse" campaign back up pronto... Source

LAW & ORDER Season 20 Premiere "Memo From the Dark Side"

Watch a preview of the Law & Order Season 20 premiere "Memo From the Dark Side" which airs Friday September 25 on NBC (10-11 p.m ET). Episode Synopsis: When young war veteran Greg Tanner is found murdered in a Hudson University parking garage, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) connect the murder to law professor Kevin Franklin (Guest Star David Alan Basche), an attorney who formerly worked for the Department of Justice. But when the case is brought to court, it seems Tanner (Guest Star Creighton James) may have been more affected by the war than his discharge stated. Lupo and Bernard find that the pieces start to fit when Franklin's memos from the Bush Administration are leaked. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 - Featured

* Medium (9/8c CBS) The paranormal drama about creepy spirits, dark unknowns and a psychic soccer mom who sees dead people does some strange channeling: Canceled by NBC, the show now rematerializes on CBS, completing a ghostly night on the Eye network. ( Ghost Whisperer precedes the show.) In the Season 6 opener, Allison struggles through the aftermath of her brain surgery and its potential lasting impact on her life. This also being a crime drama, there's some bad-guy intrigue: A TV-station owner enlists Devalos and Scanlon to probe the purported stalking of his station's sportscaster - who also happens to be his wife. Natalie Zea and Pruitt Taylor Vince guest star. * Brothers (8/7c Fox) Former New York Giants great Michael Strahan leaves the gridiron for sitcom land and, as evidenced by tonight's enjoyable premiere, it's a smooth switch. So as not to have to stretch too far, he plays a former NFL star named Mike Trainor who moves back home with his parents and brother after his financial adviser does an end around and leaves him broke. In the premiere, Mike and a young lady have an overnight playdate at his parents' house, which Mom (CCH Pounder) considers a personal foul. * Dollhouse (9/8c Fox) The first season of Joss Whedon's twisted retake on The Prisoner opened with a proverbial thud, taking a good six episodes to lurch into gear. By the end, of course, it was a high-octane delight, ably balancing solid story-of-the-weeks with the show's overarching plot of Echo filling in her blank slate. The Season 2 premiere continues in that vein, with Echo engaged on an undercover mission for none other than Ballard that involves a not-so-nice businessman ( Battlestar Galactica 's Jamie Bamber). Amy Acker, meanwhile, shines as Dr. Saunders, who experiences something of an identity crisis due to rather unique circumstances of her origins. * The Prisoner (8/7c IFC) The imaginative, mesmerizing - and enigmatic - British cult classic from the late 1960s gets a reprieve on the Independent Film Channel. Series creator Patrick McGoohan stars as a government agent known only as No. 6 (he has no name) who resigns his job and is placed in an apparently serene locale called the Village, where escape is impossible and all identities are mysteries. Although critically acclaimed, the series only ran for 17 episodes. Two more of them will follow the premiere. * Law & Order (8/7c NBC) Ever timely, the durable crime drama kicks off its 20th season with a question raised in the post-Bush Administration era: Should lawyers who green-lit harsh interrogation tactics in the War on Terror face charges for legitimizing torture? The murder of a veteran puts the issue on trial, with McCoy and Cutter on opposing sides of the debate. If that isn't sensational enough for you, wait until you see the bombshell Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) drops. * Ghost Whisperer (8/7c CBS) After seasons of watching people cross over to the other side, fans get to celebrate a birth on the Jennifer Love Hewitt drama series! In the fifth-season opener, Melinda's baby boy is born, and she discovers that her child, Aiden, has her gift. Source Here

'Law and Order': Season 20, Episode 1 - Preview

Some scenes are clipped from the season 20 premiere of " Law & Order ". The longest-running crime drama series will be back on Friday, September 25 with the episode where a young war veteran Greg Tanner is found murdered in a Hudson University parking garage. Cyrus and Kevin put their suspicion over an attorney who formerly worked for the Department of Justice. In the first half-hour, Cyrus and Kevin Bernard investigate crimes and apprehend suspects under the supervision of their precinct lieutenant, Anita. In the second half-hour, the focus shifts to the criminal courts as Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter and the Executive Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa work within a complicated justice system to prosecute the accused under the guidance of the no-nonsense District Attorney Jack McCoy. The clips include the time Cyrus and Kevin examine the crime scene, discuss the case with Anita, and explain it to Connie. There are also glimpses of Michael and Connie discussing the case with Jack and them having disagreements. Source & Video Here

LAW & ORDER Season 20 Premiere - First Look

Check out a first Look of the Law & Order Season 20 premiere which airs Friday September 25 on NBC (10-11 p.m ET). The episode is titled "Memo From the Dark Side". Episode Synopsis: The body of a young war veteran is found in a parking garage and the murder is connected to a law professor who used to work for the Department of Justice. Source & More Pics

'Law and Order' Actress Elisabeth Rohm to Appear on 'Heroes'

Heroes has yet another name to add to its ever-expanding cast this season. Elisabeth Rohm, who is perhaps most famous for playing Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn on the television drama Law and Order, will be appearing on the NBC series, according to the network. Unfortunately, that's all the network had to say on Rohm's casting besides the fact that she'll be appearing in the eighth episode as a character named Lauren Gilmore so there's no telling what side she's on. Previous casting news for Heroes has, thus far, been vague in terms of whether an actor will serve as one of the villains or one of the good guys, except for Prison Break star Robert Knepper, who will certainly wreak some havoc as the "Carnival Barker." Rohm, who has also graced the small screen as skeptical detective Kate Lockley on Angel and as Agent Janet McKaren on Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous in the big screen , has often played characters on the right side of the law so there's that possibility that she's bound to portray someone good on Heroes. On the other hand, having her play someone wicked might be even more fun. At present, Rohm, who will guest star in next week's season premiere of 90210 , is working on several movies, including Aftermath, a crime thriller starring Anthony Michael Hall and Chris Penn, and The Spy and the Sparrow. The latter, which is directed by Garrett Bennett, finds Rohm playing the on-screen daughter of David Rasche, who plays a retired CIA agent hoping to find her daughter whom he haven't seen in more than two decades. Heroes premieres Monday, September 21 on NBC. Source Here

Ratings: Is I'm a Celebrity Suffering a Lack of Speidi Bite?

Wednesday's ratings recap: * For the first time in three weeks of head-to-head competition, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance toppled ABC's (special double dose of) Wipeout, 8.7 million total viewers to 8.42 mil. * I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! , now sans drama magnets Spencer and Heidi Pratt, welcomed 4.6 mil to the jungle. That's a drop of 600K from the survivors' last outing, and the show is now off a full 28 percent from its season premiere. * At 10 pm/ET, the penultimate episode of ABC's The Unusuals drew 4.67 million viewers, placing third behind CSI: NY and Law & Order repeats. Source Here

Ratings: Law & Order Rises, the Non-Celebrities Fall

Wednesday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET ABC's Wipeout (8.37 million total viewers) once again squeaked past the first half of So You Think You Can Dance , though the Fox series topped the demos and averaged 8.76 mil over its two-hour run. I'm a Celebrity drew 4.78 million, down 13 percent from the night prior and off a full 25 percent from its Monday premiere. * 9 pm Night two of NBC's Inside the Obama White House special drew nearly 9 mil, besting a Criminal Minds repeat. ABC's The Goode Family (averaging 2.67 mil across two episodes) got worse, plunging 32 percent from its premiere. Surviving Suburbia returns to the 9:30 slot next week. * 10 pm Law & Order 's 19th season finale copped 8.8 mil, up 31 percent from its last fresh episode. Lagging far, far behind a CSI: NY repeat, The Unusuals dropped 25 percent to hit a new all-time low of 2.94 mil. Source Here