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...
After nine years and 19 seasons of Survivor, it takes a lot to rattle host Jeff Probst. But once Galu team leader Russell Swan collapsed during Thursday's reward challenge and lost consciousness again minutes later, Probst was forced to send Russell home and called the experience his "scariest moment" on the show. Russell, 42, may not have won the million-dollar prize, but tells TVGuide.com about coming away with a new lease on life and also tells us why he thinks his role as...
Dianne Wiest, Gabriel Byrne
In Treatment, HBO's innovative shrink drama, has been renewed for a third season, the network announced.
The five-times-a-week series revolves around the patient sessions of Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne), a psychologist who lives in Brooklyn.
In Treatment was one of TVGuide.com's biggest Emmy surprises
Dianne Wiest appeared in both Seasons 1 and 2 as Paul's therapist, Gina, and a rotating cast of actors (Blair Underwood, Embeth Davidtz, Josh Charles, Hope Davis and John Mahoney, to name several) have played his patients.
The casting of Paul's third-season patients has not been announced.
Production is scheduled to begin in New York in early 2010, with the season to air later in that year.
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.
Soupy Sales, the boundary-breaking comedian who good-naturedly endured, by his count, more than 20,000 pies to the face, has died. He was 83.
The comic's anything-for-a-laugh pie-throwing shtick became his trademark, and stars including Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Shirley MacLaine took one in the face on the comedian's television show in the early 1960s.
His nerdy cool paved the way for such later comedians as Pee Wee Herman ...
There are a lot of dark, twisted cop shows on TV; think of Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, CSI. White Collar (premieres Friday, 10/9c, USA) is trying something different: a traditional crime drama spliced with a buddy comedy.
Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) is a career white-collar criminal who makes a deal with FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), the man who put him in prison. In exchange for Caffrey's (ankle bracelet-monitored) freedom, he'll help Burke catch the bad guys. It's a premise we've seen before — the Tom Hanks-Leonardo DiCaprio film Catch Me If You Can comes to mind — but White Collar's take is more timeless and, yes, funnier.
See video clips of the cast talking about their characters
Creator/executive producer Jeff Eastin is certainly a fan of edgy crime dramas. "The Shield is possibly my all-time favorite show, and they really did the dark, contemporary cop show to perfection," he says. "I don't think you can beat that. So I kind of wanted...
Robert Englund, FEARnet's Fear Clinic
Hm... The guy who played Freddy Kruger forcing people to confront their deepest fears? In webisodes we can watch for free? And the Friday the 13th franchise has something to do with this?
We're sold. But then again, we did see Freddy vs. Jason on opening night. And FEARnet's brand-new web series Fear Clinic features not just Nightmare on Elm Street's Robert Englund, but also Kane Hodder, who played the not-exactly-beloved Jason Voorhees.
In five webisodes debuting on FEARnet this Monday through Friday, Englund's maniacal Dr. Andover tries to cure his patients' darkest fears with terrifying hallucinations. Would you believe it all goes down in a reliably creepy old hospital? Hodder plays ...