Michael Keaton, Chris O'Donnell and Alfred Molina in The Company by Nigel Parry/TNT
Sunday night's premiere of The Company, TNT's three-week miniseries about the Cold War CIA, averaged 2.9 million total viewers 66 percent of whom were age 50 or older, Variety notes. In comparison, TNT's Nightmares & Dreamscapes mini did 44 percent better in its July '06 bow, while the cabler's Saving Grace and Heartland opened to 6.4 and 4.3 mil, respectively. C'mon, people, it stars Batman, Robin and Doc Ock! ABC Family's Fallen returned to 1.7 and 2.3 million in its Saturday/Sunday installments. Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane premiered Sunday to 335,000 viewers, more than doubling Style Network's typical tally.
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria by Maury Phillips/WireImage.com
July 8, at 8 pm/ETTV Guide Network celebrates Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria's wedding to Tony Parker with Eva & Tony: Desperately in Love, a half-hour special recounting the couple's courtship.July 4, 8 pm/ETMyNetworkTV presents the Taste of Chicago 2007 Fireworks Spectacular, featuring performances by Broadway in Chicago's High School Musical, Wicked and The Color Purple.The Weekend of August 3ABC Family presents an encore of Part 1, and then the new Parts 2 and 3 of Fallen, starring Everwood's Paul Wesley (as a half-angel/half-human) and Malcolm in the Middle's Bryan Cranston (as Lucifer).August 5, 8 pm/ETStyle Network premieres Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, a reality series looking at the over-the-top world of Kimora Lee Simmons.
Matt Dallas by Michael Courtney/ABC Family
ABC Family has unveiled its summer and fall schedule, which includes returning tween favorites Kyle XY (premieres Monday, June 11) and Wildfire (January), a pair of new series, the college-set ensemble comedy Greek (July) and the animated Slacker Cats (August), and Tom Bergeron hosted episodes of America's Funniest Home Videos (which are much better than those lame Bob Saget ones). In conjunction with Greek, the channel will launch virtualrush.com next month, yet another social networking site to help you fritter away your workday. Kyle XY also offers an interactive component at KyleXY.com, including exclusive videos, online games and clues to the show's myriad mysteries, like why the title character lacks a navel. It's like so incredibly grody. Inner-city drama Lincoln Heights (September) and the heavenly Fallen (August 3-5) are also back. Raven Snook
Onetime Dancing with the Stars contender Vivica A. Fox has joined the cast of Curb Your Enthusiasm for the HBO series' sixth season, playing a member of an African-American family that moves into the Davids' home following a major natural disaster.... Also per the Hollywood Reporter: Malcolm in the Middle dad Bryan Cranston will play Lucifer in four new hours of ABC Family's Fallen, to air next summer.... George Wendt is Ashley Williams' father and Beverly D'Angelo is Zachary Levi's socialite mom in Imperfect Union, a TBS comedy pilot set at a switch factory.
This summer, ABC Family has been taking on a sci-fi glow with mixed results. I'm rather fond of the diverting Kyle XY, about the savant-like John Doe teen whose missing belly button is just one of his mysteries. More recently, the bizarre TV-movie Fallen (with sequels to follow) featured a teenage boy who's part angel. Last and definitely least, there's the aggressively quirky fantasy-dramedy series Three Moons Over Milford (Sundays at 8 pm/ET), showing how life is turned upside down in a bucolic Vermont town following a cosmic disaster: The moon has broken into three parts, all suspended over Earth.
While the townspeople wait for the sky to fall and the world to end, they act out in crazy ways that