Friday, March 30, 2012

Jack Wagner answer questions from Twitter followers

I know we have a lot of soap fans among our readership who might wish to see this video of Jack Wagner (formerly of General Hospital and Melrose Place) answer fans' questions via Twitter.  As most of you know, he's a current contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Hallmark Begins with a Marathon


Mary Tyler Moore Show fans will be happy to know that the Hallmark Channel, which recently acquired the rights to The Mary Tyler Moore Show, will hold an all-day marathon on Sunday – April 1st., 10 am to 8 pm.

For those under the age of 40, the show was a classic, possibly one of the top three sitcoms to ever air on television. 

It starred Mary Tyler Moore as a single woman trying to make it on her own in Minneapolis.  Mary, who was the straight person (the comedy kind) to a wonderful ensemble cast made up of Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Valerie Harper, Betty White, Gavin McLeod, Ted Knight and Georgia Engel.  She worked at TV station WGM where she ended up as associate producer of the Six O’Clock News.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. and won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row (1975–77) and continued to be honored long after the final episode aired.

Sunday’s marathon will include the 2000 ABC-TV movie, Mary & Rhoda, which was a reunion for the two best friends who ended up alone after Mary’s husband died and Rhoda was divorced.  Both relocated to New York City.

The Mary Tyler Moore show also airs on MeTV Network, a digital outlet, and on FamilyNet.

Here’s the rundown of episodes for Sunday’s marathon:

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00 am "Love is All Around": (1970)
Jilted by her fiancé, Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis and starts eventually winds up Associate Producer of The Six O'Clock News, and befriends her new neighbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, with whom she is initially at odds.

10:30 am "Today I Am a Ma'am": (1970)
Mary is upset because she is outside the 15-29 demographic group, which the news channel considers young. However, she really cannot believe it when the mailroom boy calls her Ma am.

11:00 am "Bess, You is My Daughter Now": (1970)
When Phyllis's husband, Lars, takes ill, she asks Mary to babysit Bess for a few days. However, Phyllis is heartbroken when she discovers that Bess wants to stay with Mary forever.

11:30 am "Divorce Isn't Everything": (1970)
Mary and Rhoda find out that divorcees at the Better Luck Next Time club can get group rates on charter flights to Paris and decide to join. However, Mary proves a hit with the club's members and gets elected to its board.

Noon "Keep Your Guard Up": (1970)
A football player turned insurance salesman applies for a job as a sportscaster and attaches himself to Mary. Mary and Rhoda discover that he hasn't had much success at anything and encourage him to pursue his dreams.

12:30 pm "Support Your Local Mother": (1970)
Rhoda's mother, Ida, comes visiting and Rhoda refuses to see her. Ida stays with Mary but drives her crazy.

1:00 pm ""Toulouse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists": (1970)
Mary begins seeing an author who appeared as a guest on WJM-TV's Scrutiny, and becomes extremely self-conscious after discovering he is several inches shorter than she is.

1:30 pm "The Snow Must Go On": (1970)
A snowstorm leaves Mary producing her first program, broadcasting the results of the local elections. The show has to remain on until a winner is declared -- and no word is received at the newsroom.

2:00 pm ""Bob & Rhoda & Teddy & Mary": (1970)
Mary is nominated for her first Television Editors' Award (the ""Teddies""), but at home Rhoda's boyfriend Bob takes more of an interest in Mary than in Rhoda.

2:30 pm "Assistant Wanted, Female": (1970)
Mary's workload gets too much so Lou allows her to hire an assistant. She chooses Phyllis who hinders more than she helps.

3:00 pm "1040 or Fight": (1970)
Mary is audited by the IRS, and the shy auditor takes an interest in her. Unfortunately, he has great difficulty telling her how he feels.

3:30 pm "Anchorman Overboard": (1970)
Ted loses his self-confidence after speaking at Phyllis's club and Mary has to find a way to get Ted back on a high.

4:00 pm "He's All Yours": (1970)
After Mary invites Lou's nephew home for dinner, she must confront false rumors in the newsroom the following day.

4:30 pm "Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid": (1970)
Feeling sympathetic for a co-worker who hasn't spent Christmas with his family for years, Mary is forced to stay alone at WJM-TV on Christmas Eve.

5:00 pm "Howard's Girl": (1971)
Mary begins seeing Paul Arnell, the brother of her former boyfriend Howard Arnell, and is shocked to discover that the brothers' parents still believe that she and Howard are an item.

5:30 pm "Party is Such Sweet Sorrow": (1971)
Mary gets a tempting offer from a rival television station, but becomes reluctant to leave when her WJM-TV colleagues throw a farewell party for her.

6:00 pm "Just a Lunch": (1971)
Mary reluctantly finds herself romantically involved with a married man.

6:30 pm "Second Story Story": (1971)
Mary's apartment is burgled with only her clothes, stereo and television taken but the next night the whole apartment is cleaned out.

7:00 pm  - “We Closed in Minneapolis": (1971): Murray's play is finally produced but his happiness is short-lived when he discovers that the leading role will be played by Ted.

7:30 pm "Mary Tyler Moore Show, The: ""Hi!"": (1971)
Mary is admitted into the hospital to have her tonsils removed and shares a room with a grouchy woman who refuses to get along with anyone.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm "Mary and Rhoda: (2000 movie)
Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern find themselves alone after the death of Mary’s husband and Rhoda’s divorce. Both have relocated to New York City and try to jumpstart their dormant careers and reconnect with their daughters. Stars Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper.

HEEJUN HAN ELIMINATED ON “AMERICAN IDOL”

Heejun Han was eliminated last night on AMERICAN IDOL. On the results show, Nicki Minaj performed her hit “Starships” and Season 10 IDOL winner and platinum-selling country artist Scotty McCreery performed his newest single, “Water Tower Town.” 

After McCreery’s performance, Jimmy Iovine presented him with a platinum record signifying sales of more than one million units for his debut album “Clear As Day.”

Next week, on Wednesday, April 4 the top eight - DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – will tackle the songs of the eighties.

On following night, The Wanted will perform “Glad You Came” and judge Jennifer Lopez will premiere her new music video for “Dance Again.”

The Chew and Revolution on ABC Sink Further in Ratings


The Chew and The Revolution continue to fail in the ratings.

According to Nielsen, during the week of March 19, The Chew was down to 2.04 million viewers from 2.14 million viewers the previous week.  That show is now trailing All My Children by 230,000 people, a 14% loss.  Among women, the key demographic for daytime, the numbers are worse.  The show has lost as much as 25% of the viewership.

Incredibly, as pointed out by one of our readers, The Chew is now doing makeovers – of people, not food.  Isn’t it supposed to be a cooking show?

Over at The Revolution, the substitute for One Life to Live, the ratings are at a low point for the show’s three-month history.  The Revolution had 1.32 million viewers last week, 1.19 million fewer than OLTL – or a whopping 47% and 60% among women 18-34.  The previous week’s number for The Revolution was 1.33 million.

General Hospital, which may be on the chopping block, is not doing very well either.  As I’ve set, it’s clearly suffering from the terrible lead-in audience it has.  GH hit a new audience low last week, as did Young and Restless and Days of Our Lives.

Here are the soap ratings for the week of March 19th:

Total Viewers
1. Young and Restless - 4,065,000 (-272,000/-463,000) <—– new low *
2. Bold &Beautiful - 2,949,000 (-167,000/+130,000)
3. Days of Our Lives 2,252,000 (-168,000/-109,000)
4. General Hospital - 2,247,000 (-1,000/-622,000)

BONES RENEWED FOR EIGHTH SEASON

FOX has renewed BONES for its upcoming eighth season, it was announced by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
 
Over the past seven seasons, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and the incredible BONES cast and crew have redefined the traditional crime procedural with an irreverent and adventurous sensibility and I’m really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season,” Reilly said.
 
BONES returns with seven in a row, all-new episodes on a new night and at a new time beginning Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). In the first , “The Prisoner in the Pipe,” the remains of an escaped convict are found in a residential sewer, but an examination of the sewer pipes indicates that the murder occurred within prison walls. When Brennan (Emily Deschanel) insists on solving the crime – despite Booth’s (David Boreanaz) pleas for her not to overexert herself – the expectant couple experience a very untraditional arrival of their baby daughter.
 
During the upcoming eighth season, BONES will celebrate its 150th milestone episode.
 
FOX describes BONES as a darkly amusing procedural centered on a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who can read clues left behind in victims’ bones and an FBI agent. These unlikely partners take on homicide cases involving human remains that most forensic specialists can’t handle. The series stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

NEW LIVE EPISODE OF 30 ROCK COMING

NBC’s “30 Rock” – which achieved impressive ratings and critical acclaim with its first live episode in 2010 – goes live again on Thursday, April 26 (8:30-9 p.m. ET) from the iconic Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center in New York.

When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for TGS to be a live show, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) realize their lives will actually be easier if they shoot canned episodes fast and cheap. Only Kenneth the Page (Jack McBrayer) objects, urging that nothing can replace the communal experience of live television. He tries to convince the TGS staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.

The series’ first live episode was on October 14, 2010. Beth McCarthy-Miller, who directed that episode, will return to direct the new live episode.

Once again, two versions of the same story will be telecast – one live for East Coast viewers and a second for the West Coast. The first show will be telecast at 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) and the cast will perform the same episode for a new broadcast at 11:30 p.m.-12 a.m. (ET) for the West. Central time zone viewers will be able to see the first live show at its regular time (7:30-8 p.m. ET).

Studio 8H is the famed studio that has been the home to “Saturday Night live” and many other memorable NBC television and radio programs.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Three-Hour Celebrity Apprentice Promises Fireworks

Debbie Gibson, Clay Aikin and Teresa Giudice are
three of the remaining team members.
The Celebrity Apprentice will last for three hours this Sunday, if you can believe that. On this week's episode, the celebrities face two tasks – to design, create and sell a limited edition “My New York” celebrity guidebook, and in celebration of National Walking Day, the teams will create an interactive live health segment and design the packaging for a “Walk with Walgreens” walking kit.

“We’ve got two drama-filled tasks and two unbelievably contentious boardrooms as part of this special three-hour episode of ‘Celebrity Apprentice and I will fire two contestants this week,’” said host and executive producer Donald J. Trump. ”The contestants are raising an amazing amount of money for charity and we will surpass the one million mark with this show,” added Mr. Trump.

Two celebs will be fired. 

According to NBC, with a big bonus on the line, special guest Regis Philbin judges the teams’ books. The network reports that despite the added incentive, one project manager neglects the quality of their book, while the other team struggles just to get theirs completed in time. 

On part two, there will be a team switch-up by Trump and a celebrity will go AWOL.

The remaining men are: late-night legend Arsenio Hall, pop star Clay Aiken, the “Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno, magician/comedian Penn Jillette, rock star Dee Snider, and star of “American Chopper,” Paul Teutul, Sr.

The remaining women are: pop star Debbie Gibson, comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, singer and actress Aubrey O’Day, and star of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Teresa Giudice.

First Lady Michelle Obama on Biggest Loser

First Lady Michelle Obama will guest star in a two-part “Biggest Loser” makeover episode during which the contestants will visit the White House to reunite with their loved ones and take part in the show’s first-ever White House workout. The episode will air as two, one-hour episodes on Tuesday, April 3 (8-9 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, April 10 (8-9 p.m. ET).

In part one, fashion expert Jeannie Mai will help each contestant find stylish new and flattering clothes  as they are invited via video message by the First Lady.

In part two, the contestants get to meet Mrs. Obama, whose Let’s Move! initiative focuses on solving the problem of childhood obesity. The First Lady will talk to the contestants - who will be joined by their family members - about how adult behavior impacts kid behavior.  She will congratulate the contestants on being good examples of health and fitness and will visit with each player and their families. 

To top it off, there will be a workout as trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince lead the First Lady, the contestants and their families.

Mrs. Obama will also tell the contestants about PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award), the six-week pledge-based program designed to get both adults and children more physically active and healthy. She will challenge the players to see who can get the most people to sign up under their names on www.nbc.com/pala after the episode airs and until April 25, and they will later find out that Planet Fitness will donate $30,000 worth of gym equipment to the hometown of the winning contestant. The winner will be announced at the finale.

FOX Summer Preview

FOX has the following planned for the summer - the Season Nine premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the return of Gordon Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF, plus the premiere of Ramsay’s HOTEL HELL.

Back for a ninth season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will have a two-hour premiere Thursday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following week, on Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the series moves into its regular time period. This season’s auditions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas and Salt Lake City feature host Cat Deeley and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Tyce Diorio, Lil’ C, Stacey Tookey and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will air once a week.

On Tuesday, May 29, Gordon Ramsay returns for a new season of HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the Season Three debut of MASTERCHEF (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In Season 10 of HELL’S KITCHEN, aspiring restaurateurs battle to prove they have the grit and talent to win the grand prize, traditionally a job as head chef at one of Ramsay's restaurnat's. Beginning Monday, June 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the series expands to twice per week with new episodes Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Following HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesdays is MASTERCHEF (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).  It features Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and chef Graham Elliot, as they challenge a amateur cooks by testing their palates, knowledge and determination to follow their dreams of making it in the culinary world.

In HOTEL HELL premiering Monday, June 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ramsay will travel to San Diego, CA; Coeur D’Alene, ID; Cambridge, NY; Milford, PA; and Windsor, VT to fix bad hotels and inns. This show promises a look at filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms, dreadful room service and incompetent staff. Hotel owners and employees will be put to work to try and turn around their failing establishments.

FOX 2012 SUMMER PREMIERE DATES (More to be announced)

THURSDAY, MAY 24:
8:00-10:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)
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TUESDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 29:
8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)
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WEDNESDAYS, BEGINNING MAY 30:
8:00-10:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere)
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MONDAYS, BEGINNING JUNE 4
8:00-9:00 PM HOTEL HELL (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Monday Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dancing with the Stars Highlight Video

In case you missed Dancing with the Stars last night and want to catch up before tonight's results show, here is some video provided by ABC.

Monday, March 26, 2012

CBS WINS SUNDAY IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

CBS placed first on Sunday in viewers and key demographics for the second consecutive week, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for March 25.

Editor’s note: Due to late-running basketball (approximately 19 minutes), CBS ratings are tentative and subject to change.

From 7:30-8:30 PM, 60 MINUTES was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (10.92m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). Note: This includes 11 minutes of THE AMAZING RACE 20 and does not include the first 11 minutes of 60 MINUTES.

From 8:30-9:30 PM, THE AMAZING RACE 20 was first in households (5.8/09), viewers (9.29m), second in adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06). Note: This includes 11 minutes of THE GOOD WIFE and does not include the first 11 minutes of THE AMAZING RACE 20.

From 9:30-10:30 PM, THE GOOD WIFE was first in households (6.3/10), viewers (9.48m), second in adults 25-54 (2.6/06) and averaged 1.8/05 in adults 18-49. Note: This includes 11 minutes of CSI: MIAMI and does not include the first 11 minutes of THE GOOD WIFE.

From 10:30-11:30 PM, CSI: MIAMI was posted a 5.9/11 in households with 8.92m viewers, 2.8/08 in adults 25-54 and 2.1/06 in adults 18-49. Note: This includes 11 minutes of local programming and does not include the first 11 minutes of CSI: MIAMI.

For the night, CBS was first in households (6.5/11), viewers (10.16m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06) – sweeping the night for the second consecutive Sunday.

SMASH Gets New Show Runner over Soap Opera Elements of Show

I'm interested to hear what our readers think about the news that Theresa Rebeck has resigned as show runner on NBC's new hit, Smash.

Rebeck, a creator of the series and an executive producer, reportedly left because those making the decisions are unhappy that the show has taken a soap opera-ish turn.  More emphasis has been placed in recent episodes on the cheating ways of Julia (Debra Messing) and on other relationships among characters.

There's been less of a spotlight on the competing "Marilyns," Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee, who play the two characters vying to play Marilyn Monroe in the show around which the production revolves.

Rebeck, a playwright, is reported to be keeping her executive producer status, but will not have day-to-day control over the program.  In her previous job as show runner, she determined the direction of the writing.

What do you think?  Is Smash turning into too much of a soap or is that what you expected from its inception?

Smash has been renewed by NBC for a second season.

TV Ratings for Week of March 12-18

Here are the rating for last week showing a continued strong showing for American Idol and, except for The Voice, complete failure by NBC.  CBS still dominates with two strong showings for ABC, Missing and The Bachelor: After the Final Rose.

On Cable, the winners were Walking Dead on AMC and Jersey Shore.  Interestingly, The Big Bang Theory in syndication on TBS was the number 10 program on cable.  Sheesh!

Broadcast Television
American Idol (Wednesday), FOX - 10.7
American Idol (Thursday), FOX - 9.4
The Voice (NBC) - 8.4
NCIS (CBS) - 8.2
CSI (CBS) - 7.5
Criminal Minds (CBS) - 7.3
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) - 7.3
60 Minutes (CBS) - 6.9
Missing (ABC) - 6.8
Bachelor: After the Final Rose (ABC) - 6.7

Cable Television
Walking Dead (AMC) - 4.9
Jersey Shore (MTV) - 3.3
Swamp People (Hist) - 3.0
WWE Raw (Mon., 10 pm) (USA) - 2.9
WWE Raw (Mon., 9 pm) ( USA) - 2.8
NCAA Basketball: Kansas vs. Purdue (TNT) - 2.7
In Plain Sight/NCIS (Thurs, 9 pm) (USA) - 2.7
NCIS (Thurs., 10 pm) (USA) - 2.5
NCIS (two)/Fairly Legal (USA) - 2.4
Big Bang Theory (TBS) - 2.4

FOX Scedules 25th Anniversary Special

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, airing Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), will take an entertaining look back at the sometimes groundbreaking and often irreverent shows that defined the network since its first signal transmission on April 5, 1987.
Ally McBeal with Calista Flockhart
was one of the first big FOX shows.

With a number of stars, past and present, participating, the program will pay tribute to FOX’s most memorable moments with appearances by FOX talent, highlights from iconic series and specials and reunions with cast members from some of the network’s fan-favorite series, including “Married With Children.”

Talent scheduled to appear include Calista Flockhart from “Ally McBeal”; Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering from “Beverly Hills, 90210”; Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal from “Married With Children”; Patrick Warburton from “The Tick”; and Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter from “The X-Files.”

The host, additional FOX talent and more cast reunions to be announced.

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL will be executive-produced by Don Mischer and Charlie Haykel.

Friday, March 23, 2012

ABC Gets More Bad News for The Revolution, The Chew Ratings


ABC executives cannot be happy. Ratings for The Revolution sank to another all-time low last week.

And The Chew is still trailing its predecessor, All My Children.

For the week of March 12th, Nielsen reports that The Revolution had 1.33 million viewers, 45% fewer than One Life to Live last year at this time, when 2.43 million people were watching. The numbers are even worse among women, the key audience.  Last weeks audience number for The Revolution was 1.40 million, so the week-to-week drop was pretty significant.

The Chew had 2.14 million viewers last week, down 10 percent from last week's 2.23, and down significantly from All My Children, which was drawing 2.38 million people last year. 

Unfortunately for soap viewers, General Hospital didn't do all that well last week.  It was in last place among all the daytime soaps still on the air and is clearly suffering from the absence of lead-in programming that anyone wants to watch:

Total Viewers (last week/last year)
1. YOUNG & RESTLESS - 4,337,000 (+62,000/-397,000)
2. BOLD & BEAUTIFUL - 3,116,000 (+53,000/+168,000)
3. DAYS of OUR LIVES - 2,420,000 (-9,000/+104,000)
4. GENERAL HOSPITAL - 2,248,000 (-96,000/-345,00)

ERIKA VAN ERIKA VAN PELT ELIMINATED ON “AMERICAN IDOL”

Erika Van Pelt was eliminated tonight on AMERICAN IDOL after she received the fewest votes among the finalists. On last night's results show, Lana Del Rey performed her “Video Games” and Season 10 alum Haley Reinhart returned to debut her new single, “Free.”

Next week, on Wednesday, March 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Nine – DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – return will sings songs from their own Idols.

On the following night, the results show, Nicki Minaj will perform her megahit “Starships” and Season 10 IDOL winner and platinum-selling country artist Scotty McCreery will perform his newest single, “Water Tower Town.”

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CBS Finales for the Season


CBS announced today the dates and storylines for its 2011-12 series’ season finales and included some storylines.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE – Lockhart & Gardner faces its biggest challenge yet when Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) returns, joining forces with Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) to drive Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) firm into bankruptcy.

SUNDAY, MAY 6
8:00-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE – After traveling five continents, 22 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the series’ 20th installment concludes in a special two-hour season finale as the final four Teams race through Japan and onto Honolulu where one Team will win the $1 million prize. Hosted by Phil Keoghan. (Two Hours)

MONDAY, MAY 7
8:00-9:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS – Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) use Caroline’s invite to a Manhattan gala as a means to meet Martha Stewart and present their cupcake business. Martha Stewart guest stars. (One Hour)

TUESDAY, MAY 8
10:00-11:00 PM UNFORGETTABLE – On the trail of her sister’s murderer, Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) returns to Syracuse, where the killer may have struck again.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION – When a friend of the Sheriff becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s brutal murder, the investigation’s political fallout reveals the truth behind Russell’s (Ted Danson) troubled history with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue). Also, an old foe of the CSIs resurfaces and threatens the team.

THURSDAY, MAY 10
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY – Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) makes his final preparations to launch into space.

FRIDAY, MAY 11
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS – Jose Mas, the CEO of Mastec, one of the largest builders of telecommunication and energy systems in North America, goes undercover in his own company where he experiences a “jolting” revelation.

9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY – When Mac (Gary Sinise) is shot, he finds himself in limbo as he fights for his life.

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS – Frank (Tom Selleck) races against the clock when he learns there’s solid intel indicating a terrorist attack, but no indication of the place or means.

SUNDAY, MAY 13
8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD – In the two-hour season finale, the remaining castaways vie for the chance to be named Sole Survivor and take home the million-dollar grand prize. Hosted by Jeff Probst. (Two Hours)

10:00-11:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD LIVE REUNION SHOW

MONDAY, MAY 14
8:00-9:00 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – On Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding day, his wife is finally revealed, and the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted to follow his heart and go after the one that got away. (One Hour)

9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN – Jake (Angus T. Jones) graduates from school and makes a huge decision about what to do with his life.

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY – Will Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) finally make it down the aisle?

10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 – Five-0 goes on a manhunt when one of their own is killed in the line of duty.

TUESDAY, MAY 15
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS – Terrorism shakes the foundations of the Navy and NCIS to such an extent that Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team face surprises that will devastate them.

9:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES – The L.A. team is drawn into a deadly mind game against a master criminal motivated by revenge. (Two Hours)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS – When a federal bank is under attack, the BAU is called to negotiate a hostage situation. As events unfold in real-time, tensions rise as one of the team becomes a hostage. Also, Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) says goodbye. (Two Hours)

THURSDAY, MAY 17
8:30-9:00 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – Jen (Bianca Kajlich) volunteers to throw Audrey (Megyn Price) a baby shower, but puts the wrong date on the invitation; Jeff (Patrick Warburton) takes a liking to Audrey’s maternity clothes; and Russell (David Spade) accomplishes great things when he decides to give up women.

9:00-10:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST – As the clock ticks down, Reese (Jim Caviezel) winds up trapped with his POI in the most heavily surveilled part of the city, forced to rely on the help of Finch (Michael Emerson), Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) to fend off the FBI, corrupt cops and a slew of old foes.

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST – After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.

Smash Renewed by NBC


NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed musical drama “Smash” (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) for a second season, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment.
“Smash” is NBC's #1 drama in adults 18-49 and total viewers. "Smash" is up 160 percent in 18-49 versus NBC's season average in the time period prior to "Smash" (with a 2.6 rating vs. a 1.0, "live plus same day") and in total viewers, "Smash" has improved the time period by 100 percent (7.7 million vs. 3.9 million).

Among the many positive notices the series has received, USA Today wrote, “‘Smash’ pulls out all of the entertainment stops and succeeds… just the kind of gloriously entertaining, wildly ambitious network series you hope for each season…” The Los Angeles Times wrote, “…‘Smash’ is a triumph.” And EW.com referred to “Smash” as “…one damn lively show with a lot of promise.”

NBC’s “Smash” – which debuted February 6 -- celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be a “Smash.” Evolving from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (“ER,” “Schindler’s List”), the series unites the hit-making Broadway writing team of Julia Houston (Debra Messing, Emmy winner, “Will & Grace”) and Tom Levitt (Christian Borle, “Legally Blonde: The Musical”) with producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston, Oscar winner, “Prizzi’s Honor”) to create a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and seasoned chorus girl Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty, “9 to 5: The Musical”) vies with newcomer Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee, “American Idol”) for the role of a lifetime.

The cast also features Jack Davenport (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films), Raza Jaffrey (“MI-5,” “Sex and the City 2”), Brian d’Arcy James (“Shrek the Musical”) and Jaime Cepero (“Porgy & Bess”). In addition to Spielberg, the executive producers include Theresa Rebeck (“Mauritius”), David Marshall Grant (“Brothers & Sisters”), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey ("United States of Tara," "The Borgias") and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can”). The first three episodes were directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer.

Monday, March 19, 2012

FOX has announced its 2011-12 season finale dates for American Dad, American Idol, Bob's Burgers, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, The Finder, Fringe, Glee, New Girl, Q'Viva! The Chosen, Raising Hope, The Simpsons and the series finale of House.

American Idol will continue with live two-hour performance shows every Wednesday until the two-night grand finale on Tuesday, May 22, from 8 until 9 (followed by the season finale of Glee) and on Wednesday, May 23 from 8 until 10:07 (adjust DVRs accordingly). in May. 

As previously announced, Glee returns to Tuesdays at 8 beginning April 10 followed by New Girl and Raising Hope.  After Hope’s season finale on April 17, BREAKING IN returns for three weeks in the 9:30 pm time period through May 8.

Additionally, HOUSE will conclude an extraordinary eight seasons on Monday, May 21, with a one-hour retrospective (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Following are FOX’s season finale dates for 2011-12:

FOX 2011-12 SEASON FINALE DATES

(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

Saturday, April 7:
8:00-10:00 PM Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN

Tuesday, April 17
9:30-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE

Tuesday, May 8:
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL

Friday, May 11:
8:00-9:00 PM THE FINDER
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

Sunday, May 13:
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

Monday, May 14:
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
Sunday, May 20:
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (One-Hour Season Finale)
Monday, May 21:
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (One-Hour Retrospective Special)
9:00-10:00 PM HOUSE (Series Finale)
Tuesday, May 22:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 1 – Final Performance Round)
(ET live/PT tape-delayed)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE
Wednesday, May 23:
8:00-10:07 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 2 – Grand Finale)
(ET live/PT tape-delayed)

[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Season finales for TOUCH, BREAKING IN and I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER will be announced at a later date.]

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dancing with the Stars Back Tomorrow

Sherri Shepherd may just be the
biggest star on this go-round.
ABC's Dancing with the Stars returns tomorrow night.  Here is the Season 14 cast 12 new celebrity contestants. You can click each team name to find out more about each, since not every person is a real star, in fact there are names I don't recognize.

Team Driving Miss Peta
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Team Gavin
Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff

Team Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus

Team Wagannbuns
Jack Warner & Anna Trebunskaya

Team Jaleel
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Team KMark
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Team Menough
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Team Sweetspot
Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

Team MGMC
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Team Rochee
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Team SherVal
Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

Team William Levy
William Levy & Cheryl Burke

Luck Cancelled: Horses or Ratings

The producers of HBO's "Luck" with Dustin Hoffman have said the program was cancelled due to the fact that three of the horses used in the production died on the job.  (The show is about horse racing.)

From what I've heard over the course of the past few days about horse racing and life around horse tracks, the reason given was most likely a smoke screen to mask the real reason - ratings.

Luck debuted to drawing only 1.1 million viewers and that number ended up dropping to 500,000.  That's very little, even for cable.

Having spoken to one person who has worked at a race track and having read a number of articles now about the issue, it seems the death of horses is not an unusual occurrence in the racing world and around tracks.

According to the AP, two horses died in Britain's Grand National steeplechase meet last year, and four the year before. Last week, five horses died in the first two days of the UK's Cheltenham Festival steeplechase. Neither of those events were cancelled.

In the case of Luck, the producers were using older horses, which makes the threat to to their lives even more likely.

Further, Luck filmed for 10 months over the past two years, which means these deaths were spread out over that period.

Of course, no one ever wants to admit they failed, but in this case, those responsible for Luck, should have been at least a bit more honest and stated that their show tanked because no one was watching.

Luck ends its single season run on March 25th.

Rosie Cancelled, Again

Rosie O'Donnell's talk show The Rosie Show, on the OWN network (Oprah) has been cancelled. 

Ratings are the reason.  The show, which was being produced in Chicago, opened to 497,00 viewers in October, but declined to 204,000 last month.

"I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey," Oprah Winfrey said in a statement. "She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day. As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience.  I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."

Rosie O'Donnell was gracious in receiving the news.  She released a polite statement thanking Oprah Winfrey for the opportunity and thanking the people of Chicago for welcoming her.

The show's final day will be Friday, March 30th.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

TNT Announces 2012 Summer Premiere Dates

TNT has announced its line-up for the Spring and Summer with five returning shows, four new series and the finale of The Closer.

Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Leverage and Franklin & Bash are coming back. They'll be joined by four new series: Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes and the unscripted competition show The Great Escape.

The Closer wraps up its seven-season run with six final episodes.

"Each show in TNT's summer lineup entertains in its own unique voice, but together these drama series are designed to appeal to viewers who want to be taken on a great ride," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Whether it's a clever procedural, an action-adventure drama, or a sweeping family saga, the dramas on TNT all have that popcorn sensibility. They’re meant for viewers who crave smart storytelling and engaging characters, and who above all else simply want to pull up a seat and have a good time.”

The following is TNT's summer schedule, including series premiere dates.

Rizzoli & Isles
• Season Premiere: Tuesday, June 5, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 3: 10 summer episodes
For the past two summers, Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander have proven that two heads are better than one in this drama series based on the crime novels by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen. As Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, the pair share a quirky chemistry and put away some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.

Franklin & Bash
• Season Premiere: Tuesday, June 5, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 2: 10 episodes
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer star in this light-hearted legal drama as two fly-by-the seat-of-their-pants lawyers working for a button-down law firm. Malcolm McDowell plays the firm's wonderfully eccentric patriarch. Also starring are Garcelle Beauvais, Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani and Reed Diamond.

Dallas
• New Series, Two-Hour Series Premiere: Wednesday, June 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 1: 10 episodes
This summer, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray reprise their famous characters as J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing return to Southfork with secrets, schemes and betrayals. This time, they’re joined by the next generation of Ewings, played by Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe, who take ambition and deception to a new level. Dallas also stars Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong. Shot on location in the title city, Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with premiere episode writer Cynthia Cidre and director Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. It was developed by Cidre and created by David Jacobs.

Falling Skies
• Two-Hour Season Premiere: Sunday, June 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 2: 10 episodes
The wait is nearly over as basic cable's #1 new series of 2011 returns to continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight and Connor Jessup also star.

The Great Escape
• New Series Premiere: Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 1: 10 episodes This fast-paced, nail-biting competition series drops ordinary people into the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie. Each week, Rich Eisen (NFL Total Access) hosts as teams of competitors try to find their way out of seemingly impossible situations for a chance to take home a cash prize. The series, from Fox Television Studios, is executive-produced by the Oscar®-winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as the Emmy-winning producers of The Amazing Race, Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. The series is created and executive produced by Justin W. Hochberg (The Apprentice) and Charlie Ebersol (The Wanted).

The Closer
• Premiere: Monday, July 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 7: Six final episodes
TNT’s record-breaking series returns one last time to bring its extraordinary seven-year run to an end. Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick stars as Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, whose impeccable investigative and interrogation skills have resulted in countless confessions and convictions. Mary McDonnell, who will continue her role as Captain Sharon Raydor in TNT's upcoming series Major Crimes, also stars.

Perception
• New Series Premiere: Monday, July 9, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 1: 10 episodes
Drama fans are about to meet one of the most unique crime solvers on television when TNT premieres this fascinating new series about an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce's mind may be brilliant, it's also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Perception also stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith and Kelly Rowan. Produced by ABC Studios, the series was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman, with McCormack serving as producer.

Leverage
• Season Premiere: Sunday, July 15, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 5: 10 summer episodes
Television’s coolest gang of thieves, grifters and con artists are back in the fifth season of this fast-paced, light-hearted caper series from blockbuster executive producer Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton stars, along with Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge.

Major Crimes
• New Series Premiere: Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), following The Closer finale
• Regular Timeslot: Mondays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
• Season 1: 10 episodes
This all-new drama series is ready to take television's favorite squad of detectives into bold new territory. Two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell will continue her role from The Closer as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor. Major Crimes will focus on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law-enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Joining McDonnell are fellow Closer veterans G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz and Phillip P. Keene, with guest appearances by Jon Tenney and Robert Gossett.

New cast members include Graham Patrick Martin as a homeless juvenile and Kearran Giovanni as an ambitious undercover detective. Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with The Closer's James Duff, Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Revolution Continues to Tank in Ratings

ABC announced that the launch date for Katie Couric's new show, Katie, will be September 10th of this year.  Will General Hospital get the boot, or will The Revolution be the victim?


Thankfully for soap fans, General Hospital had 2.34 million viewers during the week of March 5th.

The Revolution is at serious risk.   After eight weeks on the air, it hit an audience low with 1.40 million viewers last week, 40% below year-ago occupant One Life to Live.  They're losing viewers in all three of the key female demographics.  OLTL had 2.35 million viewers at this time last year.

Meanwhile, The Chew remains close to the former owner of its time slot, All My Children., 2.23 million viewers vs. 2.32 million.  All My Children is still slightly ahead. Erosion in the three key female demos from the beloved soap ranged from 44 to 50 percent.

Shannon Magrane Out on Idol

Shannon Magrane was eliminated last night on AMERICAN IDOL.  As you probably know, it's been a dramatic week for Idol.  On Wednesday, Jermaine Jones was disqualified because he didn't disclose certain things to the program when he applied.

Next week, on Wednesday, the Top 10 – DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt – will perform songs of Billy Joe.

On Thursday's results show, Lana Del Ray will perform her latest hit “Video Games” and Season 10 IDOL finalist, Haley Reinhart will return to perform her new single “Free.”

Thursday, March 15, 2012

American Idol Disqualifies a Finalist Over Warrants

During tonight’s performance show, it was revealed that AMERICAN IDOL Top 12 finalist Jermaine Jones from Pine Hill, NJ, was disqualified because he didn't disclose to the show that he had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on various charges going back to 2006.

At the top of the show, Ryan Seacrest said, "With the cooperation of law enforcement, we discovered information that left us with no choice but eliminate one of our finalists."

The issues for which he was wanted are reportedly related to narcotics and violating an open container law.

Tonight on the live results show another contestant will be eliminated, for singing violations. In addition, Demo Lovato will perform her hit “Give Your Heart A Break” and IDOL alum Daughtry will return to perform “Outta My Head.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CBS Shows Renewed Include Good Wife and More

CBS announced today it has picked up 18 returning series for the 2012-2013 broadcast season.

Among renewed comedies are the previously announced multi-year pickups of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BIG BANG THEORY, 2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY.

Also in comedy, CBS and Warner Bros. Television are in preliminary discussions regarding future seasons for TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Renewed dramas are NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted program for the third consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the second straight year; HAWAII FIVE-0, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE.

Among the Network’s returning reality series are THE AMAZING RACE, UNDERCOVER BOSS and the previously renewed SURVIVOR.

Television’s top newsmagazines, 60 MINUTES and 48 HOURS MYSTERY, will also return in the fall.

“This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “It positions us for continued success next season and certainly creates an environment that will give our new shows the best possible chance to succeed.”

Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.13m) and adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and a strong second in adults 18-49 (3.1/08)

Clint Eastwood Headed for Reality TV?

The Associated Press is reporting that Clint Eastwood's family will star in a new reality series called "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" on E!.  The show will revolve around Dina Eastwood, married to the Oscar-winning tough-guy star and director since 1996. 

The couple's daughter, Morgan, 15, and Eastwood's daughter, Francesca, 18, will participate.  Francesca is the child of Eastwood's ex, Frances Fisher.

In an odd note, the vocal group Dina Eastwood manages, Overtone, will also be part of the cast.

Clint Eastwood, himself, is slated for guest appearances.

The show begins airing for 10 episodes on May 20th.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Bachelor picks a Fiance, Sort Of

I have to hand it to "Reality Steve," www.realitysteve.com.  He had it right again.  Courtney Robertson was the winning "fiance" on The Bachelor on last night's season finale, sort of.

(See the updated Bachelor Scorecard)

Now, instead of waiting for the end of the final episode to see who gets the guy, viewers also have to sit through "After the Final Rose" to see what happens following the supposed end.

In this case, after telling both women he was "in love" with them,  Flajnik picked Courtney because she was his "forever."   Then having watched the actual show, he found out how nasty she was to her competitors during filming and started doubting the so-called relationship.  (This, of course, was relayed to him during filming last year, but he had to see it for himself.)

There was a break-up.

Ben was spotted by paparazzi with other women during this period, though he said the photos taken were misleading.

Magically, things were patched up for last night's "After" broadcast.  The two, in tears most of the time, pledged their devotion to each other, were re-engaged and promised to move on with their life together despite the spotlight they claim had interfered with their auspicious start.

Where to begin?  After more than ten years of reality TV in this country, it's as if these folks are completely naive about reality shows.  And Ben, for Pete's sake, was a Bachelorette contestant before this train wreck.  Not to mention that any woman, I think, would be unsure about a man who up until the hour of his marriage proposal tells another woman he's in love with her.  ???

Only the viewers can be to blame for the success of this franchise, myself included, though I only watched bits and pieces of this season until last night.  Audiences continue to tune in, but I suspect, many watch for the spectacle, not the "romance."

As you can see from my updated scorecard, only two couples from the entire series of Bachelor/Bachelorettes are still standing - Trista and Ryan and Ashley and J.T., the latter of which appeared in last night's program happy as ever.  The formula, if measured for successful relationships, is a failure, though certainly not when it comes to the ratings.


Updated Bachelor/Bachelorette Scorecard

The Bachelor:
Only Trista and Ryan have married
during the whole course of the franchise.

Season One - Alex Marshall and Amanda Marsh – Split.

Season Two - Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz – Split.

Season Three - Andrew Firestone chooses Jen Schefft  - Split.

Season Four - Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier – Split.  (Guiney went on to marry All My Children actress Rebecca Budig and they have since split).

Season Five – Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin – Split.

Season Six - Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado – Split.

Season Seven - Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice – Split.

Season Eight - Travis Stork and Sarah Stone – Split.

Season Nine - Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson – Split.

Season Ten - Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst – Split.

Season Eleven – Brad Womack - No Choice.

Season Twelve – Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas – Split.

Season Thirteen - Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft – Split.  (Jason ends up marrying the runner up, Molly.)

Season Fourteen - Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi – Split.

Season Fifteen - Brad Womack and Emily Maynard – Split.

Season Sixteen: Ben Flajnick and Courtney Robertson.  Together, but hanging by a thread.

The Bachelorette

Season One – Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter – Married with two children.

Season Two – Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee – Split.

Season Three – Jennifer Schefft – No choice.

Season Four – DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak – Split.

Season Five – Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski – Split.

Season Six – Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez – Split.

Season Seven – Ashley Hebert and JT Rosenbaum.  Still together, planning a wedding "within a year," according to the couple.