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Tuesday Ratings: Idol Keeps Rocking; Parenthood Debuts Fairly - Featured

American Idol continued its winning ways Tuesday, while NBC's heavily promoted Parenthood had a modest debut. Idol drew 23.5 million viewers over its two-hour broadcast and more than doubled its competition among adults 18-to-49, pushing Fox to another overall Tuesday win. Parenthood, meanwhile, drew 8.1 million viewers, despite NBC's continuous promotion during the heavily watched Winter Olympics. The show retained most of its Biggest Loser lead-in (8.3 million viewers), which wasn't much of a boost, considering Loser was down 11 percent from its last episode before the Olympics. The silver lining for NBC, however, is that Parenthood won the 10/9c timeslot in the demo, which was good enough to move the network to third place overall for the night. CBS took the silver medal, but all its shows fell a bit after a two-week break. NCIS (19.7 million viewers) held up fairly well, but NCIS: Los Angeles (15 million viewers) was down 24 percent in the demo and The Good Wife (13.3 million viewers) lost 13 percent in the demo going against Parenthood . ABC fell to fourth for the night, as Lost (9.2 million viewers) tumbled 13 percent to its lowest demo rating of the season. It was bookended by a Lost repeat (4.3 million viewers) and a 20/20 special (5.4 million viewers). On The CW , repeats of 90210 and Melrose Place (2009) both drew less than 1 million viewers. Source Here

TV Tonight: What's On Tuesday 3/2 - Featured

Shows continue to make their post-Olympics returns tonight plus Parenthood premieres on NBC! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c American Idol on Fox NCIS on CBS The Biggest Loser on NBC 9/8c Lost on ABC NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS 10/9c Parenthood on NBC - Series Premiere! The Good Wife on CBS 20/20 on ABC Southland on TNT White Collar on USA Network 16 and Pregnant on MTV 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - Featured

* Parenthood (10/9c NBC) After a delay to mid-season and some casting swaps, the family drama based on Ron Howard's hit 1989 film finally premieres. In the opener, Lauren Graham's character, Sarah Braverman, decides to move back home with her parents, played by Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia. The move thrusts single mom Sarah and her two kids into the midst of a big, colorful extended family. The well-rounded cast also includes Peter Krause, Monica Potter, Dax Shepard and Erika Christensen. * American Idol (8/7c Fox) The Top 24 boldly strolled to center stage last week in the first live shows of Season 9, resulting in a sonic wave of uneven performances. While the female contingent showed promise and strength - inspiring Simon and Randy to predict that a female will win the Idol crown this season - too many of the men went flat and fell flat. But the attention shifts solely to the ladies tonight (minus the eliminated Janell Wheeler and Ashley Rodriguez), as the semifinal round continues with the 10 remaining female contestants performing. * Lost (9/8c ABC) Gee, there's a lighthouse, too? So many loose ends. Messrs. Cuse and Lindelof do have 12 episodes left (including this one) to tie them up but, as Sayid heatedly puts it to Dogen: "I want some answers!" Of course, Sayid says most things heatedly, or at least intensely, and he certainly does have issues with Dogen. At least Sayid also gets a tender Nadia interlude (and let's hope there's not yet another replay of her hit-and-run demise). Meanwhile, back at the temple, this season's batch of Others will have to deal with Claire. * Nova (8/7c PBS) Since astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson first led the push to strip Pluto of its planetary status in 1999, a quest that rocketed to reality in 2006, he's been in the crosshairs of angry elementary students, space fanatics and noted Pluto booster Stephen Colbert. In this episode, he sets out to learn just why the tiny (by intergalactic standards) hulk of rock has attracted such a fanatical following. And, yes, the doc features Colbert, as well as Jon Stewart, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams. * Southland (10/9c TNT ) The second season starts on its new network soon after the cliff-hanger ending that left Russell bullet-ridden. Lydia is in denial about Russell and reluctant to move on, but she's assigned to work with Rene Cordero (Amaury Nolasco), a flashy detective with a hunger for the limelight. Chickie, who has lost the respect of her comrades after snitching about Dewey's drinking problem, is saddled with the department slacker. Meanwhile, Ben, almost finished with his training, waits for the Captain to sign his book. Source Here

Parenthood NBC Promo: "Parenting is... putting sex on your to-do list"

The latest video from NBC.com for the upcoming new series, Parenthood , looks at Dax Shepard's character and his marriage. Turns out Parenthood means doing some reshuffling of your "to do" list... NBC.com Promo: To Do List Parenthood premieres Monday, March 1st on NBC!

PARENTHOOD on NBC - First Episode Photos

Check out the first episode photos for NBC's new series, PARENTHOOD, which premieres on Monday March 1, 2010 at 9pm. the new series stars Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Mae Whitman. Parenthood Synopsis: From the executive producers of the box-office hit "Parenthood," Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (Oscar winners for "A Beautiful Mind"), and writer/executive producer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights"), this contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster film depicts the colorful and imperfect Braverman family - four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches, and joy of being parents. Source & More Photos

PARENTHOOD Cast Photos

Check out cast photos for NBC's new original series, PARENTHOOD, which premieres on Monday March 1, 2010 at 9pm. We finally get a group photo with Lauren Graham, but she still doesn't have her individual cast photo. But you can also see her in a couple of promos that were released. I am personally looking forward to Parenthood. Even though it is the NBC version of ABC's Brothers & Sisters, it has a great cast and if done well, could be a lot of fun to watch. Parenthood Synopsis: From the executive producers of the box-office hit "Parenthood," Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (Oscar winners for "A Beautiful Mind"), and writer/executive producer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights"), this contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster film depicts the colorful and imperfect Braverman family - four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches, and joy of being parents. The star-studded cast includesPeter Krause, Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Mae Whitman. Source & Photos

NBC Announces MidSeason Schedule - Featured

From The Hollywood Reporter: NBC announced a midseason schedule Monday that includes plans for new drama Parenthood and reality series The Marriage Ref . Following the network's telecast of the Winter Olympics, NBC plans to debut "Parenthood" on March 1, going into Mondays at 9 p.m. following Chuck , which returns Jan. 11. On Tuesdays, the next cycle of The Biggest Loser boasts the heaviest contestants yet and gets under way Jan. 5. Sundays will have "Dateline" followed by the Jerry Seinfeld-produced reality series "Marriage Ref" and the next round of The Celebrity Apprentice debuting March 14, with the rest of the week continuing unchanged. But what was missing from the schedule promoted as much as buzz as what made the list. Heroes will be off the grid because its season finale will air Feb. 8 thanks to a shortened, 19-episode, no-repeat run this season. Apocalyptic series-turned-miniseries Day One and midseason comedy 100 Questions do not have dates. Friday Night Lights is expected to run in the summer. Don't Forget to check out all of our MidSeason Premiere Dates: SideReel's Midseason Premiere Calendar Source

Parenthood: 2 First Look Promos from NBC - Featured

NBC's now midseason new series, Parenthood , is finally coming our way this March on NBC after the Olympics! NBC.com has some great promos for us for what is looking like a really fun midseason show to look forward to, especially now that one of SideReel's fav TV actresses, Gilmore Girls ' Lauren Graham, has joined the cast. The rest of the cast is pretty fantastic as well including Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause, Erika Christensen, and Monica Potter. Check out the promos: NBC.com Promo: The Ticking Clock NBC.com Promo: Parenthood Find out more about the show, the cast, and more: Parenthood on NBC.com What do you think? Are you excited to check out Parenthood this March?

PARENTHOOD Preview with Lauren Graham

Check out this brand new preview for NBC's PARENTHOOD in which we get a first look at Lauren Graham, who replaced Maura Tierney in the cast. Parenthood Synopsis: From the executive producers of the box-office hit "Parenthood," Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (Oscar winners for "A Beautiful Mind"), and writer/executive producer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights"), this contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster film depicts the colorful and imperfect Braverman family - four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches, and joy of being parents. The star-studded cast includes Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Mae Whitman. Source & Preview

'Parenthood': Helen Hunt May Replace Maura Tierney - Featured

There have been some considerations that Helen Hunt should replace Maura Tierney on " Parenthood ". NBC, according to THR, has approached the feature film star to join the series and Hunt is said to be weighing on the offer. Hunt is supposed to take over Tierney's Sarah, one of the four Braverman siblings that become the center of attention on the series. She is a financially-challenged single mother who returns home to her parents and siblings in Berkeley, Calif. The other siblings are played by Peter Krause, Erika Christensen and Dax Shepard. Tierney has played Sarah in the pilot before she retracted from the show because she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Last week, NBC released a statement that the actress has quit the show for good. "Maura Tierney regrets that she will not be able to continue her role on 'Parenthood' due to a conflict with the production schedule of the show and her breast cancer treatments," the statement read. "Parenthood" itself has been shelved to midseason 2010 and replaced by "Mercy" this Fall. Should Hunt take the role, then this would mark her return to TV series after finishing her stint on NBC's " Mad About You ". Since the show ended in 1999, Hunt has been succumbing to feature film projects with the latest being the director and lead star of "Then She Found Me". Source Here