Torchwood: Children of the Earth
9/8 CT BBC America
The entire human race could be wiped out in the conclusion of this thrilling miniseries if the prime minister doesn't deliver on his promise to give 10 percent of the world's children to that slimy alien race known only as the 456. Jack Harkness, however, won't let that happen without a fight. Still reeling from the Thames House tragedy, the Captain is determined to atone for his sins of the past and save the children — something he failed to do 40 years ago.
Read on for previews of Wizards of Waverly Place, Chopping Block, Eureka, 20/20 and Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Princess Protection Program
8 pm/ET Disney
Disney stars and real-life BFFs Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez give appealing performances in this charming 2009 cable comedy that tweens will likely devour. Lovato is pampered princess Rosalinda Marie Montoya Fiore, who is soon to be crowned queen of her tiny nation, Costa Luna. But a neighboring dictator launches a military coup, and Rosalinda is rescued by the Princess Protection Program and relocated to rural Louisiana. There she rooms with Carter (Gomez), a local teen who is her polar opposite. Sparks fly. But a budding friendship is also ignited.
Read on for previews of Virtuality, Chopping Block , Crossroads and Let Freedom Hum: An Evening of Comedy Hosted by Martin Short.
NBC has cut Chopping Block from its schedule after three episodes due to low ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cooking reality competition series, headlined by chef Marco Pierre White, opened to ...
Wednesday's ratings recap:
Fox's Lie to Me wore its new time slot well, topping the hour with 11.12 million total viewers — a 9 percent increase over its most recent, après-Idol audience. CBS' sitcombo placed second, with both Old Christine (7.63 mil, +310K) and Gary Unmarried (7.71 mil, +450K) seeing gains. Top Model was looking pretty in third (!) place, surging 15 percent from its premiere to 4.47 mil.
NBC's Chopping Block barely bested Scrubs repeats with an audience of under 4 mil — the Peacock's lowest-rated premiere of the season.
American Idol unveiled its "Judges' Save" twist to 24.9 million viewers, an increase of 11 percent from last Wednesday's results show (yet down 6 percent year-over-year). Criminal Minds came in second with 14 mil. Life, at 5.3 mil, was up 430 thou. Lost returns next week!
CSI: NY dominated with 13.52 million viewers, up 820K week-to-week. Law & Order followed with 7.6 mil (up 440K). Life on Mars continued to die on the vine, dropping 19 percent to 4.58 mil.
New Adventures of Old Christine
8 pm/ET CBS
Solid? Dependable? A "rock"? Doesn't sound much like Christine, but that is exactly what a fellow scatterbrained mom (the always hilarious Kristen Johnston) considers her to be. At first, Christine takes to the compliment and the new friendship, but she soon tires of being the responsible one. It was only a matter of time.
Read on for previews of American Idol, Ghost Hunters, Chopping Block and South Park.