The Unit

2006, TV Show

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How I Met Your Mother Season 4 and Other Announced Releases

How I Met Your Mother - The Legendary Season 4

New releases announced June 10:

My Name Is Earl - The Complete 4th Season (DVD & Blu-ray) will be coming out September 15

The Judy Garland Show - Vol. 1 will be coming out July 28

How I Met Your Mother - The Legendary Season 4 will be coming out September 29

The Mama Cass Television Program will be coming out August 25

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 4 will be coming out September 15

The Unit - Season 4 (DVD & Blu-ray) will be coming out September 29

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Fall TV: CBS Adds Eight New Series, Makes Big (and Medium!) Changes

Johnny Galecki, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Haysbert

CBS announced eight brand-new series for the 2009-10 TV season, including ones starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Julianna Margulies and Alex O'Loughlin, and swooped in and picked up NBC's castoff Medium.

The Eye ordered a full 22-episode season of Medium, slotting it after Ghost Whisperer on Fridays. As CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler says, "If Ghost Whisperer and Numbers had an offspring, Medium would be it."

CBS also has tinkered with its Monday lineup in unexpected ways. How I Met Your Mother will now ... read more

Ratings: Apprentice Finale Trumps The Unit and Brothers & Sisters

Joan Rivers with Apprentice boss Donald Trump

Sunday's ratings snippets:

8 pm/ET
An audience of 10.43 million total viewers looked on as The Amazing Race crossed its latest finish line. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition followed with 8.2 mil (slipping 11 percent week-to-week).

The three(!)-hour Celebrity Apprentice finale averaged 8.73 mil (on par with last week) but surged in the 10 o'clock hour to... well, you'll see what it accomplished a few seconds later in this story.

9 pm
Desperate Housewives' penultimate episode of the season drew 12.13 mil, plunging 10 percent from last week. In second, Cold Case concluded its sixth cycle before an audience of 11.78 mil, dipping 680K.

10 pm
The final hour of the Apprentice finale played to 10.24 million viewers, besting the season enders for both The Unit (9.66 mil, down 300K) and Brothers & Sisters (8.84 mil, down 270K). That hissing sound you hear is the Donald's ego re-inflating.

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com. Also, follow TV Guide on Twitter. read more

Mega Buzz on NCIS, Heroes, Betty, 24, Smallville and More!

Michael Weatherly (NCIS), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)

Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

We've been teased big happenings with NCIS' Tony and Ziva, and I'm all for that, but need I be worrying so much? — Kate
MATT:
I finally got NCIS boss Shane Brennan to dish on "Tiva," and it looks like you might be left to fret all summer long. He told me, "What happens over these next episodes is an evolution of their relationship — though perhaps more extreme than you would get in your normal [workplace]. These people do carry guns!" Then, in the wake of specific events of the May 19 season-ender, he said, "It's up to the audience to decide, and they will over the summer, what might happen [next]. But everything has a life, and eventually things end." Listen very carefully to Brennan's coda here: "Now, if you think I just said that Tiva's going to end, I didn't."

I've heard that Heroes' Volume 4 ends with a major death. Any tease? — Eric
TIM:
You're half-right. Of course, not everyone who dies stays dead. Except those who do. Also, look for one character to ... read more

Mega Minute: Desperate Gaby Battles a Gilmore Gal, and More

Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:

• Which Gilmore gal soon will be showing up on Wisteria Lane, and which Desperate Housewife does she have it in for? 

Ghost Whisperer sinks its teeth into a NYPD Blue alum for a vampire storyline.

• Reader question answered! "Is The Unit on the move?"

Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump! read more

Mega Minute: Who's Returning to Prison, Unit Bombshells & More

Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:

The Unit gets hit with a bombshell (... or two)!

• Who's returning for Prison Break's big finale ... and who isn't?

• Already I have told you about soap opera superstar  Rebecca Budig's visit to How I Met Your Mother. Now get a heads-up on the clue that will be dropped at the very end of her episode.

Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump. read more

Mega Minute: Scoop on a Grey's Return, The Unit and more

Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:

• Who is returning to Grey's Anatomy? And why does it almost assuredly promise one doctor more angst?

• Dipping into the Mega Mailbag: Is The Unit in the midst of a shake-up? Get the answer.

• Get tune-in dates for big CSI, Criminal Minds and Lost episodes.

Watch and discuss this week's MMM after the jump. read more

Ratings: Did Kings Rule ... or Get Crowned?

Kings

Sunday's ratings summery:

8 pm/ET
The Amazing Race led the pack with an audience of 10.43 million total viewers, up 210K week-to-week. Extreme Makeover followed with 9.48 mil. The first hour of NBC's Kings premiered to 6.4 mil, which was enough to best Fox's The Simpsons (5.97 mil) and King of the Hill (5.38 mil).

9 pm
Desperate Housewives' girl-on-girl action drew the prurient interest of 14.43 million viewers, up 930K. Cold Case claimed the No. 2 spot with 12.92 mil, gaining 360 thou week-to-week. In its second hour, NBC's Kings (5.6 mil) unfortunately got crowned by Fox's Family Guy (7.2 mil) and American Dad (5.82 mil).

10 pm
The Unit surged 16 percent to command first place with a season-high audience of 10.92 million viewers. Brothers & Sisters settled for second, with 10.58 mil. Celebrity Apprentice plunged another 12 percent, to 6.7 mil.

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Mega Buzz on CSI, Heroes, SVU, Lost, Gossip Girl & More

George Eads (CSI), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl)

Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Speaking of which, we invite you to drop us a line at mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Charisma Carpenter on CSI? That is all I need to hear! — Tony
MATT: Really? That's all? Because I was about to supplement my exclusive casting scoop by mentioning a "panty party" that takes place during Charisma's April visit, as Stokes investigates her character, Mink. But I guess you can just skim over that trivial tidbit. Sorry to bother, Tony! 

Even if Heroes' ratings are lower than its first season, they're still higher than other TV shows that will be or are already renewed. If they are stable, is it enough to grant the show a renewal? — Nicolas
TIM: Like we said last week, there's no time travel in the latest Heroes volume, "Fugitives" — so we can't ... read more

Mega Buzz on House, Heroes, 24, 90210 & More

Olivia Wilde (House), Ali Larter (Heroes), Kiefer Sutherland (24

Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Drop us a line at mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

House is my favorite show, but I am getting sick of this season's Thirteen-centered storylines. When will we see more of Wilson, who has been woefully underused? —  Gillian
MATT: Personally, I'm (Olivia) Wilde for Thirteen, partly because her portrayer gives great quotes on the red carpet (and, ahem, is definitely not chilly). But I hear your woe, and can promise that Robert Sean Leonard has meaty stuff coming up later this season, only some of which has to do with Wilson's long-lost brother. Also, for what it's worth (and as hinted at this week), we'll also be spending a bit more time with Peter Jacobson's Taub. 

I hear that either Hayden Panettiere or Ali Larter wants to be released from her Heroes contract. Is this true? — Brian
TIM:
One of the key Heroes dies at the end of this volume, so that would be an easy out. But Larter ... read more

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Premiered: March 07, 2006, on CBS
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