TV Junkie: Cowell Says 'No' To Slippage; 'Millionaire' Returns Briefly
"American Idol"'s Simon Cowell has drawn a line in the sand, stating that he will leave the show if it drops from its number one spot. While "Idol" has dropped in ratings, it is still the highest rated program on TV so it looks like Cowell will be there for some time to come.
ABC is bringing back "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" for a limited run from August 9th to 23rd. Regis Philbin will host but there are no plans, at least public ones, to bring the show back into prime time.
News from Renewaland: VH1 is renewing Dr. Drew's "Celebrity Rehab" (and picking up a new series from him called "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew"
The TV Junkie Plan: "Better Off Ted", "Lost" (maybe), "MythBusters" (if not "Lost"), "South Park", "Reno 911!", Letterman, Fallon.8:00pm The Miracle of Morgan's Creek TCM - (1944) A bank clerk (Eddie Bracken) gets in trouble after posing as the unknown GI father of his girlfriend's (Betty Hutton) sextuplets.
8:00pm Lie to Me FOX - Lightman's former love resurfaces during an investigation. Jennifer Beals guest stars.
8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - The contestants arrive at the exotic overseas location; the women must dress and pose like famous cultural icons
8:00pm Blue Velvet IFC - (1986) A young man (Kyle MacLachlan) ties the mystery of a severed ear to a roadhouse floozy (Isabella Rossellini) and her tormentor (Dennis Hopper).
8:30pm Better Off Ted ABC - The gang tries desperately to get Ted his job back after he accidentally deletes himself from Veridian's system.