New releases announced today, February 6:
Crusoe - The Complete Series will be coming out May 5
Friday Night Lights - The 3rd Season will be coming out May 19
Will & Grace - The Best of Friends & Foes will be coming out May 5
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Lipstick Jungle fans still in fear of the series' rumored retirement may have some additional hope to hold onto.
In light of renewed interest in the show, NBC has decided to move up its Friday timeslot to 9 pm/ET, Variety says. The new berth, however, sets Crusoe sailing out to Saturdays. The ladies of the Jungle will start primping in Crusoe's vacated hour starting Dec. 5.
This fall TV season has suffered two more casualities — NBC's My Own Worst Enemy and Lipstick Jungle — bringing the total numbers of shows shown the door to an unlucky seven. Interestingly, and perhaps as a true demonstration of yin and yang, nearly same number of shows have also been given the good word that they are keepers for the season.
Where does your favorite in-limbo program now stand? Read our complete, in-depth satatus report after the jump.
How Friday's fare fared:
Ghost Whisperer topped the hour with 8.87 million total viewers, dipping just eight percent from last week. The first hour of NBC's Crusoe placed second with 6.79 mil. Wife Swap, at just under five mil, gained 16 percent week-to-week.
Behind a 5th Grader repeat, the CW's Chris (1.79 mil) inched up a bit, while The Game (1.8 mil) dipped 90K.
The Ex List (6.35 million) rebounded with an 11 percent gain and topped the demos, but was bested in total viewers by the second hour of Crusoe. Supernanny (5.34 mil) added 340 thou.
Numbers (8.6 mil) netted a seven percent bump, and was followed by 20/20 (6.87 mil). NBC's Life surged 21 percent to flirt with six mil.
Philip Winchester, who plays the title character on NBC's Crusoe (Friday, Oct. 17, 8 pm/ET), does a great American accent. That's because he's American — raised in Montana, in fact. But after hearing the British accent he sports to play the shipwrecked adventurer and checking out his plummy resume (including a stint with London's Royal Shakespeare Company), you wouldn't be at fault for thinking otherwise. Winchester regales us with tales of shooting the 13-episode action-fantasy series in South Africa, including the unwelcome arrival of a very big rainstorm, the prickly perils of the jungle and what the heck MacGyver's got to do with any of it.