A few Tuesday ratings bits: America's Got Talent dominated the night, averaging 11.4 million total viewers over its two-hour run. Another 120 thou yelled "Cut!" to On the Lot (2.29 mil). At 9, Shaq's Big Challenge debuted to just 4.42 million, albeit a 720K increase over the previous week's According to Jim repeats. UPDATE: Speaking of Jim, ABC apparently isn't done with the sitcom after all. Blame the Ausiello Report.And jumping back to Friday, the Stargate SG-1 series ender was watched by 2.2 mil, the sci-fier's best performance since its September 22, 2006, mid-season finale.
From winning NBA titles to rapping and starring in movies, Shaquille O'Neal has made himself one of the most recognizable names in the world. Now he's lending that name to the fight against childhood obesity in the new series Shaq's Big Challenge. Premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET, the ABC series follows O'Neal and his gang of physicians, physical trainers, nutritionists and health experts as they show six overweight Florida kids how to drop extra pounds. TVGuide.com checked in with The Diesel to learn more about his efforts to help these youngsters battle the bulge.
TVGuide.com: Why is fighting childhood obesity a cause that you're so passionate about?Shaquille O'Neal: Because I saw some research that said if this epidemic isn't dealt with, children will have shorter lives than their parents. It's one of
I'm beginning to think the fall season will come as a relief, a break from the congestion of summer's TV glut. Everyone's in the game these days, with a seemingly endless supply of new and returning shows on cable, while the networks keep launching reality concepts in hopes of finding the next breakthrough. (Sorry, CBS, but that Survivor rip-off Pirate Master isn't it.) Each week brings a fresh crop of contenders, so here's a sampling of the latest wave of the summer season, an eclectic mix of drama, reality and documentary. The good news? There's something for nearly everyone.
Hey Paula Thursdays, 10 pm/ET, Bravo The hook: Getting a peek into the celebrity fishbowl of Paula Abdul's hectic life.Was I hooked? Hardly. Celebreality is the emptiest form of guilty pleasure, and this pathetic time-waster is no different. As perky Paula pouts and pr