Sons of Anarchy, The Jay Leno Show
Sons of Anarchy isn't taking its hand off the throttle.
The FX biker drama has been averaging around 4 million viewers all season, but Tuesday's episode — which pulled in 3.7 million viewers to handily win the night among cable channels — was competitive with the major networks in the adults 18-49 demographic. More significantly, Sons' 2.2 rating outperformed both The Jay Leno Show (1.8) and ABC's The Forgotten (2.0) in the demo.
NBC stands behind Leno's numbers. "The Jay Leno Show continues to top our expectations," a network spokesman told TVGuide.com. "And, as always, we are looking at this on a 52-week basis."
Calls to ABC for comment were not immediately returned.
Sons creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter wrote in his blog that networks have opened themselves up to being beaten by cable by producing the same shows over and over...
Do you dig reptilian aliens who masquerade as beautiful humans? Do you love Elizabeth Mitchell and Scott Wolf? Are you looking for a new sci-fi influenced show to fill the void that Lost will soon leave? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should watch the first nine minutes of ABC's remake of the 1980s miniseries, V, below...
House, Mad Men
There were a lot of dirty tricks on TV this week. Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) cajoled poor Riley into posing topless on Melrose Place. House and Foreman conducted an autopsy on a living person. Gossip Girl's Chuck kissed a guy because of Blair's deception. CSI: Miami's Eric Delko tricked us all by slinking off into the night with barely any explanation. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Dirty Tricks Edition.
The fifth episode of FlashForward starts off ominously, as we see Benford and Wedeck's car and another collide head-on. Before anything more can be revealed, the episode jumps back a few days to show the FBI gang is on a road trip to the nation's capital to get more funding for the MOSAIC program. Early on, we see Wedeck playing hoops with an influential politician and ask him for his help in getting the team more funding for their efforts in investigating the flash forwards. This someone is obviously an old friend in a high place. Turns out, the man in question is President Segovia (played by the always wonderful Peter Coyote), who holds a press conference detailing the Senate Intelligence Committee Hearings are supposed to start about which groups should get what funding for their work on the flash forwards. Nothing too exciting here — except when we get a glimpse of the President's secret flash forward — when we discover that something very bad is going to happen come April.
In this episode of Grey's Anatomy, board member Larry Jennings (Mitch Pileggi) and the Chief start an investigation when a burn victim (guest star Erinn Hayes) dies unexpectedly in the ER. As the men suss out which resident is responsible, each doctor tells a different piece of the story. By the episode's end, the mystery is solved and yet another surgeon scrubs out of Seattle Grace for good. So who was to blame? Let's find out.
Robert Baker, Grey's Anatomy
Now that Mercy West's doctors have invaded Grey's Anatomy, they're staking their territory, which includes one or two new relationships. TVGuide.com consorts with chief enemy Dr. Charles Denman (Robert Baker), the newest villain to walk the halls of Seattle Grace. Baker opens up about which Seattle Gracers will cross over to the dark side, how Thursday's Rashomon-style episode unfolds and what Izzie (Katherine Heigl) will pursue when she returns to the hospital (one word: revenge).
Hugh Laurie (House, Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes)
Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to email@example.com.
Are Callie and Arizona going to make it on Grey's Anatomy this season? They don't seem as intimate as Callie was with Dr. Hahn. — Rachel
ADAM: Just because we haven't seen Callzona's sexy time on-screen, there's no reason to believe the ladies have intimacy issues. "I'm sure they've done that. I mean, come on!" Sara Ramirez tells us. Ramirez does, however, see potential speed bumps ahead. "They will deal with some very universal relationship-type issues," she says. "I'm kind of nervous for Callie — she's never been this happy for so long. Something's going to happen."
Andre Braugher was fantastic on the House season premiere. Any chance he'll return if House needs more counseling? — DeeBee
MICKEY: He won't be, since he's landed on a new show ...
Dancing with the Stars trims its cast to nine couples as another pair is eliminated. With tight scores and breakthrough performances from two stars, it will come down to the last vote. Plus, the pros pay tribute to Michael Jackson. Who went home, and how did the tribute pan out? Find out below!