Thursday, April 10, 2008

TV Land's High School Reunion Finale Scores Big, Renewed For Second Season; CBS Pulls Talents of the Stars

The first finale of TV Land's High School Reunion averaged over 1 million total viewers for last night's 10 p.m. telecast, making it the most-watched episode of the season. The episode was also the highest rated of the season, building over last week's episode with double digit increases. High School Reunion is now TV Land's most watched original series ever among A25-54.
The episode posted a 0.5 rating (560,000 viewers) among A25-54, up 42% in rating from last week's episode and up 43% in viewers 25-54. Among the network's core A40-54 audience, the episode earned a 0.5 rating (266,000 viewers), a rise of 32% in rating and 30% in delivery over last week. It also scored double digit gains in total viewers (over 1 million) with a 51% increase over last week.
Throughout the season, High School Reunion averaged 821,000 total viewers, up 89% over the same time period last year with a median age of 45. Among A25-54, it posted a 0.5 rating for the season (487,000 viewers), up 147% in rating and 152% in viewers 25-54 versus last year. Among A40-54, the series averaged a 0.5 rating (275,000 viewers), an increase of 92% in rating and 96% in delivery over a year ago.
All this comes off last week's renewal announcement. Following impressive ratings gains and steady growth of its original reality series High School Reunion, TV Land announced that it has renewed the series for a second season, with Mike Fleiss returning as executive producer. Premiering in first quarter 2009, the second season will reunite high school alumni after 20 years as they gather for two weeks in an exotic vacation getaway.
Come on back tomorrow to the blog as we announce TV Land June 2008 highlights and schedule...which will have the TV Land Awards, Hogan's Heroes joining the line-up, Mad About You & Murphy Brown in the late nights and new original series She's Got the Look premieres.

CBS has pulled new reality show Secret Talents of the Stars after just one airing. The show just did 4.58 million viewers in its Tuesday at 10pm slot in its premiere and now only airing. You know that was low when it went down from the struggling Big Brother, which was its lead-in. For the next two weeks, CBS will air 48 Hours at 10pm on Tuesdays. Then starting April 29, CBS will move on-the-fence drama Shark to this timeslot. Shark was previously slated to return on this night at 9pm, but CBS will bring back reruns of The Unit in its old slot of Tuesdays at 9 leading into the fresh episodes of Shark. Talents joins series such as quarterlife, Viva Laughlin, and The Return of Jezebel James as shows that got pulled very fast this season. So darn it, we won't get to see Malcolm-Jamal Warner play the bass now!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 27

The Goldbergs - "Cocoon" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Beverly enlists the help of Erica, who has recently declared pre-law as her major, to sue her cookbook publisher after finding her book in the bargain bin at a bookstore. Meanwhile, Adam and Pops bond while taking a trip on the wild side after Adam convinces Pops to fall back into some youthful adventures.

American Housewife - "Under Pressure" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg ropes Katie into a double date with Principal Ablin (Jerry Lambert) and Maria (Julie Meyer) in an attempt to further his political aspirations. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat’s new found popularity at school proves to be overwhelming.

The Conners - "Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene earns a promotion at Wellman Plastics, while Ben decides on a new career path. Meanwhile, Jackie tries an herbal tea leading to an emotional revelation.

Call Your Mother - "Quaran-Jean (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the secret gets out that Jean came to L.A. to check on Freddie but not Jackie during quarantine, Jean plans a girls’ night for just her and Jackie to bond, but it doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. Meanwhile, Celia grows frustrated with Freddie always counting on his mother to take care of him and confronts him for taking Jean’s advice over hers.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 25)

Wednesday, January 27

  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Watch Leslie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stanley Tucci (Central Park) - Stanley will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother) - Kyra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew plays fan-favorite Clock Game for members of her VFFs for a chance to win cash and prizes on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico talks about the new season of Superstore on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) - Yara talks about Freeform's grown-ish on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Gina Yashere (Bob Hearts Abishola) - Gina talks about Bob Hearts Abishola on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.


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Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season Mom - The Complete Seventh Season The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/01 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 14
09/01 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete Second Season
09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
09/15 - Mom - The Complete Seventh Season
09/15 - South Side - Season 1
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Second Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Third Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Fourth Season
09/22 - Man with a Plan - Season Three
09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
10/13 - Our Cartoon President - Season Two
10/23 - Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - The Complete Collection
10/27 - The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
10/27 - Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
11/10 - Letterkenny - Seasons 5 & 6
11/10 - The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/10 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Collection
11/17 - Carol's Second Act - The Complete Series
11/17 - Robbie - Season 1
11/24 - Corporate - Season 1
11/26 - Man with a Plan - Season Four
12/01 - The Neighborhood - Season Two
12/15 - Avenue 5 - The Complete First Season

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