The River

2012, TV Show

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Networks Explore More Cable-Sized Short Order Series

Damages, Missing

When Kevin Bacon signed on last month to play a serial killer in the new Fox pilot from The Vampire Diaries producer Kevin Williamson, there was a catch: Bacon would only commit to star in 15 episodes a year. Eager to make Bacon sizzle in primetime, the network agreed.

Fox execs view the Bacon drama, should it go to series, as an opportunity to start airing more cable-like short-order TV series. ABC struck a similar deal this past year with Missing star Ashley Judd in order to accommodate her schedule. Only ten episodes of Missing were shot this year, and even in success, that number will never be more than 13.

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Top Moments: The Bachelor's (Fake?) Apology and Survivor's Dumbest Tribe Ever

The Bachelor

Our top moments of the week:

13. The Worst Ex Factor:
If you have to ask, "You sure this isn't racist?" three times, chances are, it probably is. On MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes, Emily decides to play a "prank" on her African-American partner and ex-boyfriend, Ty, by smearing chocolate all over her face to do a blackface impersonation of him with Camila, who does her best ...
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Ratings: Breaking In Returns to Mixed Results

Christian Slater, Megan Mullally

Breaking In came back from the dead to a ratings bump Tuesday night — but it's not all good news.

The comedy's Season 2 premiere opened to 3.6 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demo, a 31 percent rise in the demo from ...
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Watercooler: A Bend in The River

Bruce Greenwood

So that was weird.

Last night, things on The River went from scary to schizo as the crew of Magus uncovered footage of looked to be Emmet's final hours. Turns out he was being hit on by Katie Featherston from Paranormal Activity and terrorized by a jungle demon...

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The River's Paul Blackthorne to Guest-Star on CSI

Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne is venturing from ABC's The River to CBS' CSI.

The actor has been cast as... read more

Ratings: American Idol On Top; ABC Lineup Hits Lows

Aaron Marcellus

Just like the good ol' days, American Idol led Fox to a Tuesday night win — but not with its old audience.

With its first live show of the season, Idol pulled in 15.8 million viewers and a 5.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demo to help Fox notch the highest Tuesday demo rating of any ...
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Halfway Down The River : Where Do We Go from Here?

Lee Tergesen, Eloise Mumford and Leslie Hope

Sixteen days down the Boiuna, and the determined folks looking for Dr. Emmet Cole in the Amazon have already been assaulted by cockroach storms, the creepy dolls of a dead girl, el corpo seco, spontaneous blindness, and a hanging man who can't die.

But the really freaky stuff isn't going to come from outside of the Magus for much longer.

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Ratings: Cougar Town Falls, While Glee Rises

Cougartown

Is anyone in Cougar Town?

The comedy hit new series lows in its second week back on the air, posting 4.5 million viewers and a 1.7 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo Tuesday. Those figures are only down 8 and 6 percent from the previous week, but the show still dropped while its lead-in Last Man Standing remained ...
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Ratings: Cougar Town Returns to All-Time Low

Courteney Cox and Busy Phillips

Can we give the Cougar Town crew an A for trying?

Despite the cast and producers' valiant guerrilla marketing effort for the long-delayed third season, the comedy returned Tuesday to 4.8 million viewers ...
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Tuesday On TV: Cougar Town Returns! Plus: Southland, Justified

Courtney Cox, Josh Hopkins

Now here's about the nicest Valentine's Day present anyone could hope for: the long-awaited return of Cougar Town, a show that's so much fun to love, you can't help but wonder if ABC kept it off the air so long just to make our hearts grow fonder. read more

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Premiered: February 07, 2012, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A TV explorer goes missing in the Amazon, so his wife, son and a film crew set out to find him, though their search proves to be more dangerous than any of them imagined. Steven Spielberg and Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity") are executive producers.

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