American Idol's final Season 8 sing-off delivered 23/07 million total viewers, up 6 percent week-to-week. NCIS' season-ender (poor Ziva...) netted 16.09 mil, up 210K. Reaper's likely penultimate episode drew 1.79 mil, down 200 thou.
The Dancing with the Stars finale tangoed with 20.12 million viewers, on par with the show's year-ago disco ball hand-out. The Mentalist concluded its freshman run with 16.84 mil, up 720K.
Fox's Glee debuted to 10.75 mil 1 and needs to resume its first season, like, yesterday! Fox notes that Glee was Tuesday night's No. 1 Twitter topic, while New Directions' version of "Don't Stop Believin" emerged as the No. 2 most downloaded song on iTunes.
90210's school year came to a close with an audience of 2.09 mil.
Lagging far behind DWTS, Without a Trace bowed out — for good — before a crowd of 11.32 mil, dropping 16 percent week-to-week.
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Emmy winner and 30 Rock guest star Rip Torn has been sentenced to probation in a drunken-driving case stemming from his December 2008 arrest.
A Connecticut judge approved the actor's admission into an alcohol-education program on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Torn, 78, must also retake his driver's test because ...
Let's hear it for Chace Crawford! The Gossip Girl star has officially signed on to the Footloose remake.
Crawford had been in the running to inherit Kevin Bacon's Sunday shoes since Zac Efron dropped out to pursue non-musical parts in March. Crawford has been in contract negotiations to play dancing bad boy Ren McCormack for a while, but was struggling ...
For Maxim, Thirteen is a perfect 10. Olivia Wilde, aka House's bisexual and terminally ill Thirteen, scored the top spot on the magazine's 10th annual Hot 100 list.
The good doctor beat out the likes of three-time Maxim cover girl Jennifer Love Hewitt (No. 10) and runner-up ...
Kevin James, George Lopez
TBS says it's "very funny," so it's only fitting the network will look for more laughs in the 2009-10 season, in both 3-D and 2-D form and from former sitcom stars.
Already scheduled to return are Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, which will launch its second season May 27, and The Bill Engvall Show, which will inhabit ...
Steven Spielberg, Ray Romano and Charles S. Dutton
Leverage and Raising the Bar return to TNT this summer for their sophomore seasons, while three new shows make their debut.
The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter, are also among the cabler's returning original series.
As for new fare, TNT is rolling out this summer HawthoRNe, a medical drama fronted by Jada Pinkett Smith; Dark Blue, a police drama led by Dylan McDermott (The Practice); and Wedding Day, a reality series from Mark Burnett.
The cabler's development slate for the 2009-10 season and beyond, meawhile, is both out-of-this-world and down-to-earth.
The dramedy Men of a Certain Age — starring Ray Romano (also a creator on the series), Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula — has been greenlit and tabbed for ...
Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Kimberly Caldwell inset
During these final weeks of American Idol, as each sing-off signed off, TVGuide.com has checked in with TV Guide Network hosts/Idol alums Kimberly Caldwell and Justin Guarini to get their particularly qualified takes on who soared, who stumbled, and which judges' review most rang true.
For this final week, Caldwell weighs in on finalists Adam Lambert and Kris Allen and whether this season could turn out to deliver one of the closest votes ever.
TVGuide.com: Kris chose to sing second; what's the strategy there — don't let Adam's "wow" factor linger in the air?
Kimberly Caldwell: I think it was a great strategy because the last person to perform on the show is normally the one that really sticks in your head! Also, if some...
Johnny Galecki, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Haysbert
CBS announced eight brand-new series for the 2009-10 TV season, including ones starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Julianna Margulies and Alex O'Loughlin, and swooped in and picked up NBC's castoff Medium.
The Eye ordered a full 22-episode season of Medium, slotting it after Ghost Whisperer on Fridays. As CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler says, "If Ghost Whisperer and Numbers had an offspring, Medium would be it."
CBS also has tinkered with its Monday lineup in unexpected ways. How I Met Your Mother will now ...
It's finally here, folks — Glee! Fox gave Ryan Murphy's dark comedy a plum, post-American Idol spot to show off its hot new property, hoping to generate some summertime excitement in advance of its fall debut. I've been pretty high on Glee's charms since I first viewed the pilot episode in January. Though it has been tweaked slightly since then, its inherent fun and goodness have remained intact. I'm very curious to see how all you respond to the story of one man's somewhat self-serving quest to revive a high-school glee club. I think Murphy has succeeded in his quest to create a show with heart, but not without sacrificing the subversive, um, glee, with which he usually operates (see: Nip/Tuck, Popular). So let's meet the Glee gang, shall we?