The Ex List

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Ratings: Whisperer Makes Some Noise

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Ghost Whisperer

How Friday's fare... fared: 8 pm/ET Ghost Whisperer was the evening's most-watched program, delivering 9.3 million total viewers, a seven percent increase over its year-ago opener. 5th Grader (5.8 mil) was a distant second, followed by Wife Swap, Toughest Jobs and the CW's returning comedy combo of Everybody Hates Chris (2.09 mil) and The Game (1.91 mil). 9 pm This is where Moonlight fans will be tempted to say, "Told you so!" The Ex List topped the first half-hour with 7.2 mil (or 73 percent retention coming immediately out of GW), but then ceded the lead to Deal or No Deal during its back half, dropping to 6.49 mil. Moonlight, Les Moonves will scold me for reminding you, premiered a year ago to 8.63 mil and even mustered 7.56 mil in its May finale. That said, the luminous Ms. Reaser appears to have drawn slightly better demos. Elsewhere, Fox's Lyrics (4.35 mil) edged out ABC's Supernanny (4.19 mil). 10 pm Numbers' numbers were down a mil from its previous premiere, but it still came out on top with 8.13 mil. 20/20 followed with 6.34 mil, while NBC's Life (5.44 mil) was down 24 percent from its Monday premiere (the first of two "special" Monday airings). read more

Ratings: Whisperer Makes Some Noise

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Ghost Whisperer by Vivian Zink/CBS

How Friday's fare... fared: 8 pm/ET Ghost Whisperer was the evening's most-watched program, delivering 9.3 million total viewers, a seven percent increase over its year-ago opener. 5th Grader (5.8 mil) was a distant second, followed by Wife Swap, Toughest Jobs and the CW's returning comedy combo of Everybody Hates Chris (2.09 mil) and The Game (1.91 mil). 9 pm This is where Moonlight fans will be tempted to say, "Told you so!" The Ex List topped the first half-hour with 7.2 mil (or 73 percent retention coming immediately out of GW), but then ceded the lead to Deal or No Deal during its back half, dropping to 6.49 mil. Moonlight, Les Moonves will scold me for reminding you, premiered a year ago to 8.63 mil and even mustered 7.56 mil in its May finale. That said, the luminous Ms. Reaser appears to have drawn slightly better demos.Elsewhere, Fox's Lyrics (4.35 mil) edged out ABC's Supernanny (4.19 mil). 10 pm Numbers' numbers were down a mil from its previous premiere, but it still cam... read more

Elizabeth Reaser "Breaks" Down The Ex List

Elizabeth Reaser by Cliff Lipson/CBS

The last time we saw Elizabeth Reaser she was having a nervous breakdown on Greys Anatomy which had been preceded by a disfiguring accident a bout of amnesia facial reconstruction and finally a love affair gone awry This season shes left the Debbie Downer role behind to star in her own series The Ex List as a woman whos told by a psychic that if she doesnt marry within a year she never will Reaser gives us the lowdown David A KeepsTV Guide Your character Bella is in a race to the altar Do you have a matrimonial timetableElizabeth Reaser My older sister is married and that took a lot of pressure off me She had the greatest wedding of all time the three most beautiful children of all time and her husband is the greatest brother-in-law you could ever ask for So Im covered I can go be a crazy-actress divaTV Guide Your role on Greys Anatomy was pretty heavy Is it fun to finally lighten upReaser [Nods] Because Im always being tragic anything wh read more

Ex Marks the Spat: Show Runner Quits New CBS Drama

The Ex List by Cliff Lipson/CBS

Diane Ruggiero on Friday morning quit her position as creator/executive producer of the new CBS series The Ex List, catching off guard both the network and producer 20th Century Fox TV.According to Variety, CBS was looking for a "more faithful adaptation" of the Israeli series Mythological Ex, on which its port was based, while Ruggiero was angling to put her own spin on it. Grey's Anatomy's "Jane Doe," Elizabeth Reaser, fronts the dramedy.Executive producer Rick Eid is stepping up to claim show runner duties. In a statement, CBS and 20th Century Fox TV said, "We are sorry that [Diane] has decided to leave the show but have tremendous confidence in Rick Eid and his strong team, which includes Segahl Avin, the creator of the original Israeli format who will continue to be a consultant."Production will not be disrupted, and The Ex List will premiere Friday, Oct. 3, as scheduled. — Matt Mitovich read more

Get a Peek of Fall's Must-Watch Ex List

We all know her as Ava, Alex's memory-impaired love interest back in the day on Grey's Anatomy, but now we get to see Elizabeth Reaser in a lead role on CBS' The Ex List. The series revolves around Bella's search for her hubby after a psychic warns her she must wed within a year. We're such suckers for the rom-coms — maybe that's why it's one of our Fall Preview Editor Picks! read more

Fall TV Press Tour: CBS' New Shows

Elizabeth Reaser by Cliff Lipson/CBS

CBS was the only network this year to provide screeners for all its new shows, which they presented on Friday. Here's my quick take on them. — Mickey O'ConnorWorst WeekThe premise: Sam (Kyle Bornheimer) tries to impress his future in-laws — with disastrous results.It's like: Meet the Parents — almost exactly like that, in fact, although it's actually based on a British series.My take: I found the pilot to be very funny, and Bornheimer's comic timing to be excellent, but I wonder how enjoyable it will be to watch Sam demoralize himself on a weekly basis.Eleventh HourThe premise: Jacob Hood (Rufus Sewell) is a special scientific advisor to the FBI who lends his particular skills to criminal investigations.It's like: Well, we know what it's not like. "This is a science fact show, not a science fiction show," says executive producer Ethan Reiff (who also wrote Showtime's Sleeper Cell).My take: Well, Jerry Bruckheimer is involved, which is a good sign, but after watching a... read more

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Premiered: October 03, 2008, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A thirtysomething woman revisits past relationships to find her soul mate after a psychic informs her one of them is her future husband, but if she doesn't locate him within a year she is destined to remain single for the rest of her life.

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