Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fox Cancels Lone Star, Makes Changes to 3 Nights; Centric Adds Girlfriends

Fox coming off a disappointing premiere week has canceled new Monday drama Lone Star after just 2 airings. The most recent airing did only a 1.0 18-49 rating, coming in last and losing to Gossip Girl on The CW in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour. The series premiere a week prior only mustered a 1.3 18-49 rating. As a result, Lie to Me, the No. 1 broadcast drama of the summer, will now have its third season premiere this Monday (Oct. 4) in that 9pm slot. Originally Lie to Me was scheduled to return to the Fox schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8pm, but that is no longer happening. Instead, Human Target will now return to Wednesdays at 8pm starting Nov. 17 (two-hour episodes of Hell's Kitchen will air until then). This is a last minute change for Human Target, as it was slated to have its season premiere this coming Friday (Oct. 1) at 8pm, but that is not happening anymore. Instead Fox will air repeats of House in the slot leading into the poorly performing Good Guys at 9pm. That is my bet for the next cancellation. So there you have it, changes to three nights on Fox--two immediate changes and one change starting in November.

Centric has quietly added Girlfriends to its schedule starting this Sunday (Oct. 3). The series will air on this date back-to-back in the 10pm ET hour leading into The Cosby Show at 11. Girlfriends will encore in the 1am hour as well. As of now, it is only airing Sundays, but if they make any changes to its line-up, we will certainly let you know.
Centric will be adding The Steve Harvey Project starting Oct. 18 in primetime at 9pm. Award-winning comedian and author, Steve Harvey, and his co-hosts light up weekday mornings with the Steve Harvey Morning Show. The show features the latest in news, entertainment, and celebrity interviews and the offers dating advice through the popular Strawberry Letter segments and is coming to TV via Centric starting Oct. 18. The network already airs reruns of the sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, so this radio show should be a nice companion.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Holiday Summation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, A Game Ball, and A Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Thursday, November 23

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.