TV Junkie: 'V' Settles; George Lopez vs. Wanda Sykes
Did any of you tune in to the 2nd episode of "V" last night? We ask because viewership dropped by about 30% from the previous week. Don't get us wrong, we like the series but the drop in ratings made us think a bit more about the program. First of all, they're not really breaking any new ground here and that's fine since the majority of the targeted demographic don't remember the original series at all but we thought there would be more updating to the story other than contemporary babes, hunks, and computer graphics. We'll stay tuned for more but after this we wonder about the remake of the classic and dear-to-our-hearts "The Prisoner", which premieres this Sunday on AMC.
George Lopez's "Lopez Tonight" premiered on Monday at 11pm on TBS entering a very crowded field of late night entertainment. Interestingly, the premiere garnered about a million more viewers than "The Wanda Sykes Show" did on Saturday night with a fraction of the promotion and has remained consistently high. We discussed "The Wanda Sykes Show" on The TV Junkie a couple days ago and while we'll make the effort to watch it on upcoming weekends, feedback from readers doesn't paint the show in a very nice light. Lopez is starting out with a Leno-styled strategy of pulling in as many A-list (or at least high B-list) celebs as he can for at least his first week. Tonight he has Queen Latifah, Oscar De La Hoya, comic Lisa Lampanelli
We forecast the demise of FOX's "Dollhouse" earlier this year as well as a couple weeks ago but now it's official. We know we'll see actors from then ensemble as well as Joss Whedon elsewhere but we'll tune in to watch the remaining episodes.The TV Junkie Plan: "Embedded: Thievery Corp.", "Glee", "Nip/Tuck", Conan, Ferguson.
8:00pm Embedded Current - Current Music Presents: Thievery Corp.
8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - Max tries to teach Christine to follow through rather than quit when things get too hard.
8:00pm Lock 'n Load Showtime - A father and son share stories of a home invasion; a woman celebrates her one-year wedding anniversary.
8:00pm Human Wrecking Balls G4 - Season Premiere