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The biggest gamble of the TV season has paid off. CBS decided to move its hit comedy The Big Bang Theory to Thursday to start a new night of comedy and try to steal the thunder from NBC‘s long-standing Must-See TV lineup.Mission accomplished.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.TV ratings aren‘t the best barometer of quality, but they certainly help shape what shows will succeed and which ones will fail. The first week of 2011 had plenty of highs and lows.  Read more »
What a great Thursday night for FOX. Rupert Murdoch broke out the good champagne to fill his pool with last night. Both American Idol and Bones saw sizable increases in viewers over last week. CBS fared well with The Big Bang Theory and The Mentalist.It was announced yesterday that Bones, FOX‘s hit forensic crime figurehead, would be renewed for a seventh season, despite star Emily Deschanel‘s pregnancy. Bones flourished under the news, with a whopping 18% increase over last week, and a total of 11.09 million viewers. Looks like FOX made the right call in renewing Bones. Read more »
On Tuesday evening, the FOX network went for all-out decimation with regard to its "bubble" shows. Every program not certain of renewal is gone. Before the cancellation bloodbath was over, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light all fell off the FOX schedule.So what does this mean for the fates of bubble shows on the other networks? Read more »
Last year CBS shook up its schedule by moving two of its strongest performers, The Big Bang Theory and Survivor, and now the network is doing it again.CBS has revealed its fall 2011 schedule, and the biggest changes come with moves for two of the networks biggest dramas, CSI and The Good Wife. After years of anchoring Thursday nights, the original CSI is moving to Wednesdays at 10pm, where it will no doubt try to kill Law and Order: SVU once and for all.  Read more »
Here‘s your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight‘s episode of The Mentalist‘s "Redacted."High Five Highlights:1. J.J. LaRoche: Bald, gun-toting, fluffy puppy carrying, tchotchke-hoarding vigilante for justice. The writers truly outdid themselves when they invented this character.2. Cho‘s right hook: the most cerebral of the CBI crew gets in a good right hook, decking a knife-wielding Iraqi would-be assassin.3. Lisbon‘s right hook: Jane spent the entire episode using all of his mental acuities trying to get Culpepper out of jail. Lisbon fixed the problem with one swift punch.4. Jane fails at his usual tricks. Most entertainingly, he failed at his attempt to hypnotize the guard.5. Jane lets Lisbon in on the Hightower secret. This revelation will lead to them pairing up to find out who is Red John‘s mole within the CBI. Read more »
Last night, FOX dominated with the steadily rising American Idol and the season finale of Bones. Bones aired its season finale last night, and ended the episode with quite the surprise. The episode was Bones‘ highest rated finale since 2008, with 10.05 million viewers. Fans are hungry for more Bones, so it‘s going to be a long summer.And if you missed last night‘s finale, check out our Bones recap here. Read more »
FOX obviously led the evening last night with its premiere of the eighth season of So You Think You Can Dance. No new summer shows have premiered as of yet, so Dance is completely without competition at the moment.So You Think You Can Dance was up 7% from last year‘s premiere episode, with 9.1 million viewers. The episode consisted of the auditions held in Atlanta and the Bay area, with judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and a host of guest judges selecting the cream of the crop to join them in Vegas.Check out our So You Think You Can Dance recap here! Read more »
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over now that American Idol has wrapped up, so it‘s time to look back and see what shows and networks were the big winners and losers of the year. Deadline has two fantastic lists ranking over 140 shows in terms of total viewers and the strong demographic of 18-49-year-olds. A quick look at the list for total viewers reveals that reality competitions and CBS crime procedurals are still in power, taking the top 12 spots on the list.  Read more »

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