Just as ABC has moved Knights of Prosperity to Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, the arrival of American Idol has prompted CBS to shelve the reality series Armed & Famous from its schedule immediately, reports Variety. Any remaining episodes are expected to surface over the summer. The. Suspense. Might. Kill. Me.For the next two weeks, CBS will plug the Wednesdays-at-8 gap with repeats of CSI: NY and Criminal Minds. Jericho thank god then returns with a recap episode on Feb. 14.
In this Wednesday's ratings showdown: Averaging 8.56 million total viewers a boost of 1.3 mil from the week prior a double helping of According to Jim topped the 8 o'clock hour, besting CBS' heavily publicized Armed & Famous (8.22 mil). Friday Night Lights (6.56 mil, up 300K) is still shining bright, with its most-watched episode since TSMO30O (that special Monday, Oct. 30, outing). Opposite a Criminal Minds repeat and Deal or No Deal and perhaps buzz-killed by the unfunny presidential address both The Knights of Prosperity (5.27 million, down 1.9 mil) and In Case of Emergency (5.81 mil, down 480,000) took hits in their second weeks. And next Wednesday, Idol joins the mix! Eek. KoP better stick around for me to Q&A Sofia Vergara.
CBS’ new reality series Armed & Famous, premiering tonight (at 8 pm/ET) and airing a second episode tomorrow, trains such celebrities as Jack Osbourne, La Toya Jackson and — naturally — CHiPs’ Erik Estrada to be real-life cops serving and protecting the people of Muncie, Ind. We talked to Estrada about upholding the law.
TV Guide: Why’d you do this?Erik Estrada: It helped fulfill my childhood dream. From the age of 7 to 17, I wanted to be a New York City cop, but I got bit by the acting bug. Then CHiPs came along, and I got