Power of 10

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Question: Not that I'm totally up in arms, but what happened to Drew Carey's Power of 10? It was a fun show I enjoyed catching when I could, but it seems to have vanished!
Answer: I like this one, too. Not a must-see exactly, but I find that hour is much more fun and certainly moves faster than that head-scratchingly popular briefcase-and-models show over on NBC. I'd expect you'll see new episodes of Power of 10 over the summer. When it came back this winter during the strike, it was clobbered by other reality competition. Some shows (including, obviously, Big Brother) are probably better off airing during the less competitive summer months ... read more

New Jericho, Old Christine Top CBS' Strike Schedule

Skeet Ulrich and Esai Morales by Patrick Wymore/CBS

CBS late Monday unveiled its "revised programming schedule" for January and February, and the highlights include return dates for Jericho (the seven-episode Season 2 kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10 pm/ET) and New Adventures of Old Christine (Mondays at 9:30, starting Jan. 28).Other dates to denote:Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 8 pm: The Power of 10 returns.Sunday, Jan. 13, Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Wednesday, Jan 16: The six-hour miniseries Commanche Moon.Monday, Jan. 28, 8:30 pm: The Captain premieres, starring Jeffrey Tambor, Chris Klein and Raquel Welch.Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 pm: Survivor's Season 16 premieres.Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 9 pm: Big Brother returns.How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, CSI, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Moonlight, Numbers, Cold Case and Shark will remain in their usual time slots, airing reruns as fresh fare runs out. read more

Drew Carey Defends Medical Marijuana

Drew Carey by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Looks like Drew Carey can add another job title to his growing repertoire: medical-marijuana spokesman.The host of The Price Is Right and Power of 10 can be seen in a video, released on the website Reason.tv on Thursday, arguing the benefits of accessible medical marijuana and voicing his opinions about the government’s role in controlling it.“I think it’s clear by now that the federal government needs to reclassify marijuana,” Carey says in the video. “People who need it should be able to get it, safely and easily.”Carey also visits an herbal pharmacy in Los Angeles, complete with a “deli-like” counter where customers can purchase many different forms of marijuana, including ice cream and brownies.“Smell that smell?” Carey asks the camera as he enters the shop. “Smells like freedom.”CBS had no comment about their star’s new endorsement. — Reporting by Rob Moynihan read more

Drew Carey: The Right Price Host

Drew Carey, The Price Is Right

Drew Carey has the cold sweats, but not because he's worried about replac­ing Bob Barker as the new host of The Price Is Right. The guy is sick — bad sick — and he's in his dressing room at CBS in Hollywood down­ing Theraflu and popping vitamins like mad. Carey really should go home, but there's no rest for the overemployed. Today he still needs to shoot two more epi­sodes of Price, then grab a plane to New York City to tape his other CBS game show, the prime-time Power of 10. It doesn't help that he's also nursing a bum wrist, which he crushed in a much-reported mishap with a turntable door during an early Price rehearsal. When he makes his on-air debut Oct. 15 (check loc read more

CBS Adds More Power, and Other Coming Attractions

Power of 10 by Gabe Palacio/CBS

CBS has greenlit another, six-episode cycle of Power of 10, to air sometime during the 2007-08 TV season.... Also per Variety, CBS has scheduled for Nov. 30 My Night at the Grammys, a two-hour special tied to the awards show's 50th anniversary and featuring 25 memorable performances from past Grammycasts. The playlist will be determined by online voting at MyNightAtTheGrammys.com through Oct. 7.... ABC has nabbed rights to Duel, a French quiz show that combines a standard question-and-answer format with the bluffing elements of gambling. Meaning, I would suck at it. read more

As a fan of your column, I ...

Question: As a fan of your column, I know you dislike Big Brother, and I won't try to sway your opinion, but I have to say that I've been disappointed by how CBS has handled recent controversies about their reality shows like BB and Kid Nation. Every year I expect one or two contestants to be irksome and display some repugnant behavior, but as I'm sure you've heard, many contestants this season have been either vapid, racist, sexist, abusive or all of the above. Amber made deplorable comments about Jewish people, but most of us only found out about them because of the controversy that erupted outside of the normal CBS airings of the show. At the very least, I expected CBS to allow Amber to defend herself during the Early Show morning-after interview that Julie Chen usually conducts with evicted HouseGuests, but now they have blocked all interviews with Amber and the rest of the cast until after the finale airs. CBS could have taken the opportunity to show that any kind of bigotry, ... read more

PoV 7

I am having a very unexpected reaction to the nomination of Jen in place of Amber. I think it is… disappointment? I am so conflicted. From Day 1, I have been very anti-Jen. It started with her ridiculous hysterics over her picture and has continued, pretty much unabated, for the entire game. However, seeing Jen get backdoored after tonight’s PoV competition really felt wrong to me. (Maybe I am experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder over my beloved Kaysar’s similar fate in Season 6.) Really, backdooring the strong player has always been the easy out since they can’t fight for themselves at that point. I guess I feel like, despite her drawbacks, Jen has definitely proven herself to be a tough competitor. She has won competitions and she has managed to survive the hot seat three times. Will she make it through a fourth ride on Eviction Highway? That remains to be seen. Tonight’s PoV competition featured a special twist for the last two standing. They would... read more

Power Surge: CBS Doubles Up on Drew Carey Quizzer

Drew Carey by Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

CBS has ordered four additional episodes of the Drew Carey-hosted Power of 10 game show, which will air two nights a week — Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET — starting, well, tonight. To accomodate the extra Power, NCIS repeats will be pushed back to 10 pm.The Power of 10 season finale is now slated for Sunday, Sept. 23, as to not conflict with the Wednesday, Sept. 19, premiere of Kid Nation. read more

Ratings: L.A. Ink Is in the Pink, a Power Dip and More

LA Ink by Chris Cuffara/TLC

• For starters, Tuesday's premiere of L.A. Ink averaged 2.9 million viewers, making it TLC's most-watched series debut since January 2003's What Not to Wear.• Moving to Wednesday night, CBS' Power of 10 (7.8 million) suffered a bit of an outage, losing 15 percent of its premiere audience. Still, its numbers were markedly higher than what the Eye was getting this summer in the Wednesdays-at-8 slot.• So You Think You Can Dance (7.6 mil), despite drawing nearer to the finale, dipped 600K. Last Comic Standing (5.9 mil) also dropped, to the tune of 900 thou.• Don't Forget the Lyrics! (8.8 mil) earned that exclamation point, adding a mil week-to-week.• ABC's Knights of Prosperity double-header averaged 2.2 mil, or less than half of what the Alphabet was drawing with Jim repeats/American Inventor. The Nine (1.9 mil) dropped 1.3 mil from its previous week's return audience. read more

Ratings: Drew Carey Can't Over-Power Talent Show

This Tuesday's ratings recap:• CBS' Power of 10 premiered to 9.25 million total viewers, improving on NCIS repeats by 1.5 mil and giving the Eye its best performance in key demos in the time slot since May. NBC's America's Got Talent, though, dominated the 8 o'clock hour (and the night) with a typical 10.75 mil.• Just for Laughs (6.39 mil) and Big Brother 8 (7.21 mil) matched last week's numbers, while On the Lot (2 mil, down 320K) and The Singing Bee (9.23 mil, down 600 thou) both slipped.• At 10 pm, ABC's i-Caught debuted to 6.33 mil, 400,000 heads better than Primetime Secrets' latest outing. read more

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Premiered: August 08, 2007, on CBS
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Premise: Contestants try to predict the results of a national survey to win $10 million for five correct answers. The first question a player is asked is worth $1000. The amount then increases 10 times in value for each correct response.

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