There seems to be a lack of scripted shows this summer, aside from the usual cop (Rookie Blue) and hospital (Combat Hospital) dramas.
“Pretty Little Liars” returns to ABC Family on June 14th, and they are also debuting the original series “The 9 Lives of Chloe King.” This looks to be the lone supernatural show this summer. Anyone planning to watch? I think I’m going to give it a try.
So I know I haven’t blogged about “90210″ in ages, and there is a reason . . . the show got boring, at least for me.
The story that they had hyped even before the season started was Teddy’s coming out . . . but it seems they were too afraid to do much with the story. Aside from about 2-3 episodes devoted to him and that story, we never saw much of him this season.
Cousin Emily wrecked the first half of the season for me, and Crazy Adrianna wrecked the second half.
The only story I found myself liking near the end was the Naomi and Max story . . . and now there are rumors the actress who plays Naomi may want off the show to pursue movies :-\
The Dixon and Navid form a business story I thought was ridiculous.
I didn’t mind the Ivy storyline near the end, I thought it was somewhat sweet. I’m assuming her husband will be dead when the show returns though.
I was very disappointed in the whole Ryan/Jen/Debbie storyline. It’s like they just dropped it. Actually the DID drop it. Ryan and Debbie will not be on next year. In the spoiler/summary for the finale, Ryan was supposed to ask Debbie to move to France with him . . . and that part was just dropped all together from the show. They didn’t even get a real goodbye.
I’m honestly not sure if I’ll watch in the fall. I might tune in, but “90210″ didn’t get top priority these past few months, and a few times I even forgot it was on. So they’ll have to have a good story to suck me in come fall. Given that they are all off to college, I don’t know . . . . That’s about the point where I stopped watching the original “90210.”
I can’t say I’m shocked honestly. I really don’t know if anyone stood that big of a chance. I haven’t heard HOW close the voting was, or if he won by a landslide. He can sing mind you, just not the songs I’ll listen to, or will even hear on the stations I frequent.
In this day of “dreamy” Justin Bieber tween idol days, I feel like Scotty was destined to win. It shall be very interesting to see how well his album does though. The past few idols have learned this lesson. Once “American Idol” is over, it’s a long year before we see there stuff . . . . and that’s a long time to forget about them and move on.
On “Grey’s Anatomy” final, Alex’s confession to Owen about what Meredith did backfired. Owen refused to name him Chief Resident . . . and in the end gave it to April! Gotta say I loved that, and that I can’t believe how much I’ve come to like a character that was so annoying at first.
The doctor who stole his Africa job returned and asked him to tell her not to go, but he told her to go to hell! Fear not, she’s going to be a cast member next season, so she’s neither going to Africa or hell.
Lexie clearly is still in love with Mark, and he with her, but he decided to stop pursuing her and let her go to be happy with Avery. She gave a nice speech to him that he got the family he wanted, now let her find happiness too. Bleck! I want these two together!
The Chief and Derek raked Meredith over the coals. She said as long as she did not say what she did, the trial was valid and could proceed . . . but they wouldn’t let up and the Chief learned she switched Adele’s meds. Because of that he only put her on suspension, rather than fire her. Derek wasn’t so nice, telling her off, that she had no concept of right and wrong, that he didn’t think he could raise a child with her . . . . WOW Derek . . . . as Teddy’s almost ex said to her in this episode . . . just get the hell out! Seriously are we back to judgmental nasty Derek? Was there no other way the story could go? I also think him telling Meredith off about Alzheimers of all people was . . . . I don’t even know how to express it. She’s the one who lived through it, Derek is just afraid he’s going to have to too. Maybe that’s where his nastiness is coming from . . . fear.
As Derek went to camp in the framework of their new house on the hill, Meredith learned she got custody of the baby girl. Alex, trying to make up for being a giant ass, said nothing to the social service worker about the trouble Meredith was in at work. It’s only a matter of time (next season) before that happens though. Meredith then brought the little girl home to an empty house . . . .
Elsewhere Teddy’s soon to be ex-husband Henry finally told her off for picking the shrink, but trying to remain his BFF. He told her it was too hard, he was in love with her, and to just get the hell out! Go Henry! By the end of the show Teddy realized she was running away from Henry, who she really loved, to the safe guy. She dumped him and chose Henry in the end.
Christina got the shock of her life, that she was pregnant. Owen of course was thrilled, but Christina didn’t want kids. Owen tried everything he could to convince her to have the baby, saying he’d even be the one who took time off. She said she wasn’t that much of a monster, knowing if she had the kid she’d love it and want to be with it. I think Christina’s decision was in part fueled by the fact that she’s lost control of her career, seeing Teddy dump her and losing Chief Resident. Owen meanwhile felt Christina was cutting him out of this decision all together and told her to get out! There was a lot of “getting the hell out” in this episode.
Christina of course ended up at Meredith’s house, and the two commiserated over the situations they were in . . . . roll credits!
Over on “Private Practice,” Violet learned she was having her license suspended, and the board was coming after the practice! The practice was told they could cooperate, or make things difficult. They chose the later. A lawyer advised them they could try and fight, or they could dissolve the practice and hope they would not individually be targeted . . . .
Violet talked to Pete about how while she enjoyed being a wife and mother, she also was someone who helped people . . . she needed that to be complete. Her book publisher wanted her to take a 3 week tour to meet the fans and promote the book. She wanted to, since she couldn’t practice . . . but Pete just saw it as running away yet again. Pete got pretty damn nasty with her. I got pretty damn furious with Pete! I didn’t see it as running away like she did last time. She was NOT closing herself off to the world, she was not leaving him or Lucas (in fact she wanted to take Lucas with her originally). What does Pete want her to do? Sit home and feel sorry for herself? THAT would make me shut down! He basically gave her an ultimatum saying if she “ran away again” they were done. She said he knows she doesn’t like those, and left.
Ironically as Pete was accusing Violet of running away, that is what other members were doing for real!
Naomi left for New York with Fife. He was going to D.C., but she suggested New York, where she could open an office and he could work on his federal grant funded research. Fife proposed, and she said yes. The actress tweeted that this was Naomi’s “final show.” The actress, who lives in New York, actually wanted to leave because the bi-costal traveling was too much. However she’s still listed in the credits for the show for next year, and there has been chatter they may try and bring her back every now and then as a guest. I really don’t wanna lose Naomi for good . . . even if I usually never agree with her thoughts and decisions
Addison flirted with Benjamin Bratt’s character in this episode. She met him at the grocery store, and he proposed she go with him to the islands for a two week vacation. We don’t know what he does, who he is or even his name . . . that’s what excited her. She almost went, until common sense clicked in.
Addison proposed that they dissolve Ocean Side Wellness, form a new practice and hire a consultant who can monitor them and help them keep from what previously happened from happening again (yeah right!). Something tells me the guy they end up hiring will be Bratt . . . who is a full member next season.
The final seconds of the show had Addison and Sam in bed, and back together. She still wanted a baby, it didn’t have to be his . . . and she felt she could have him and the baby, he just had to be able to love them both. Excuse me while I vomit! Just when you thought they were done . . . . they’re back! Then over to Pete, who alone with Lucas, collapsed and had a heart attack.
America’s Most Watched Network Adds Five New Series
New Dramas Include a Thriller from J.J. Abrams, PERSON OF INTEREST, And Two Shows with Very Cerebral Twists – UNFORGETTABLE and A GIFTED MAN
Comedies Feature 2 BROKE GIRLS from Michael Patrick King (“Sex and the City”), and Two ‘Odd Couple’ Guys In HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN
CSI Moves to Wednesday at 10:00 PM, THE GOOD WIFE Relocates to Sunday at 9:00 PM and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Moves to Saturday at 8:00 PM
19 Series Return to Top-Rated Line-Up
UNDERCOVER BOSS and THE 2-2, a New Drama from Tribeca Productions and Executive Producers Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, to Premiere Mid-Season
NEW YORK – CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and THE GOOD WIFE to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup. CBS will, once again, finish the season as America’s most watched network, marking the eighth time it has done so in the last nine years.
The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: PERSON OF INTEREST, a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; UNFORGETTABLE, starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every detail from every day of her life; A GIFTED MAN about a preeminent surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife returns, starring Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Ehle; 2 BROKE GIRLS, a comedy about two strikingly different young waitresses who form an unlikely friendship, starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs; and an odd-couple comedy, HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN, starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, about a refined magazine columnist and his very unrefined personal trainer.
The freshman series will be joined by 19 returning shows, including the season’s #1 drama/scripted series, NCIS; #1 comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 news magazine, 60 MINUTES; # 1 new comedy, MIKE & MOLLY; along with two franchise reality series, SURVIVOR and the seven-time Emmy Award winner, THE AMAZING RACE.
The other returning series include: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER; HAWAII FIVE-0; NCIS: LOS ANGELES; CRIMINAL MINDS; CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION; THE MENTALIST; CSI: NY; BLUE BLOODS; RULES OF ENGAGEMENT; 48 HOURS MYSTERY; THE GOOD WIFE; and CSI: MIAMI.
For mid-season, CBS will present the third season of the reality series UNDERCOVER BOSS, and the new police drama, THE 2-2, from Tribeca Productions and executive producers Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal.
The new 2011-2012 schedule is as follows:
On Monday, the veteran HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER returns at 8:00 PM, to provide a strong lead-in for another young comedy, 2 BROKE GIRLS, at 8:30 PM. Ashton Kutcher joins the cast of the top-rated comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN, at 9:00 PM, followed by returning freshman hits MIKE & MOLLY at 9:30 PM and HAWAII FIVE-0 at 10:00 PM.
On Tuesday, the #1-rated scripted series, NCIS, returns at 8:00 PM followed by the #2-rated scripted series, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, at 9:00 PM, providing a powerful lead-in to the new drama, UNFORGETTABLE, at 10:00 PM.
On Wednesday, SURVIVOR returns to the time period it improved 100% in viewers last season (8:00 PM). CRIMINAL MINDS, one of the top-rated dramas on television, is back at 9:00 PM, and is paired with CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION to form a strong two-hour crime drama block from 9:00-11:00 PM.
On Thursday, CBS adds a new comedy and drama to the middle of the line-up, book-ended by two established hit series: television’s #1 comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY, returns at 8:00 PM, providing a strong lead-in to the new comedy, HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN. J.J. Abrams’ new crime-thriller, PERSON OF INTEREST, joins the line-up at 9:00 PM, followed by the time-period winning drama, THE MENTALIST, as the night’s strong anchor at 10:00 PM.
On Friday, CBS’s time-period winning, two-hour New York police drama block returns from 9:00-11:00 PM with CSI: NY and BLUE BLOODS. A unique new series opens the night at 8:00 PM with A GIFTED MAN, a medical drama with a spiritual twist.
On Saturday, original programming opens the night at 8:00 PM with RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, which will be paired with COMEDYTIME at 8:30 PM, featuring encore broadcasts of CBS comedies. The successful duo of CRIMETIME at 9:00 PM and the time period-winning 48 HOURS MYSTERY at 10:00 PM closes the night.
Sunday night has an award-winning flare. The acclaimed and always top-rated 60 MINUTES opens at 7:00 PM, followed by the seven-time Emmy Award winning series, THE AMAZING RACE, at 8:00 PM, leading into the critically acclaimed, award-winning drama, THE GOOD WIFE, at 9:00 PM. The always successful CSI: MIAMI caps the night at 10:00 PM.
CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
2011-2012 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
8:30-9:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (N)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY
10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10:00-11:00 PM UNFORGETTABLE (N)
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (NT)
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (N)
9:00-10:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (N)
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST
8:00-9:00 PM A GIFTED MAN (N)
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS
New Series “Apartment 23,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Good Christian Belles,” “Last Man Standing,”
“Man Up,” “Missing,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Pan Am,” “Revenge,” “The River,”
“Scandal,” “Suburgatory” and “Work It” Join the Lineup
“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Body of Proof,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Happy Endings,” “Secret Millionaire,” “Shark Tank” and “20/20″ Join Previously Announced Returning Series “Castle,” “Cougar Town,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Private Practice”
New series for the 2011-12 season are “Apartment 23,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Good Christian Belles,” “Last Man Standing,” “Man Up,” “Missing,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Pan Am,” “Revenge,” “The River,” “Scandal,” “Suburgatory” and “Work It.”
“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Body of Proof,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Happy Endings,” “Secret Millionaire,” “Shark Tank” and “20/20″ join previously announced returning series “Castle,” “Cougar Town,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Private Practice.” “Saturday Night College Football” also returns.
“We’re thrilled to be launching a really diverse and ambitious schedule that balances the strength and stability of our returning hits with a slew of bold new shows,” said Lee.
For the 2010-11 TV season, ABC Television Network claims five of the Top 20 highest-rated TV series in Adults 18-49 with “Dancing with the Stars,” “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” and “Desperate Housewives,” including the No. 1 comedy and the No. 1 drama. In addition, the network delivers the most-watched freshman series overall with “Body of Proof.”For the sixth straight season, the ABC Television Network remains a key destination for upscale viewers, airing seven of the Top 20 highest-rated television series (the most for any network) among Adults 18-49 in homes w/$100k+ annual income.
Fall premiere dates will be announced at a later time. Please note shows picked up but not listed on the schedule will debut later in the 2011-12 season.
ABC’s fall primetime schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern); new shows are in bold:
DAY TIME SERIES
MONDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “Castle”
TUESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “Man Up”
9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
10:00 p.m. “Body of Proof”
I am not that big of a “Fox” fan, though I am coming around slowly This upcoming show, however, looks EPIC! I actually saw “Napoleon Dynamite” in a preview screening in Philadelphia YEARS ago, well before it hit the mainstream theaters. A friend got free passes, and even then half of the audience had somehow seen it. It was a rough cut, to the point where the boom mic was noticeable in several scenes . . . later digitally removed.
I clearly remember leaving the theater and discussing with my two friends “So Lafawnduh was a man right?”
It’s a good thing “Castle” was renewed early on, cause I and many others would be hella pissed if the Alphabet Network canceled this show based on tonight’s episode.
The bloodbath of a season finale presented some major twists in the “Who Killed Becket’s Mom” case, but also left a huge one hanging.
Previously we had learned Castle’s mom was killed because she was helping defend some guy who was framed for a murder/kidnapping . . . when the real culprits were two cops. Apparently she and her law school buddies got too close to the truth.
Two cops had gone vigilante and were trying to clean up the mob, but ended up getting too dirty. We learned in this episode there was a third cop involved, one who years later helped cover everything up . . . . Captain Montgomery!
Captain Montgomery was given a choice by a hired gun, give “them” Becket, or his family would die. He lured Becket out, but only to trap the killers. Castle saved Becket, and Captain Montgomery took out the killers . . . getting killed himself. However before he died and took the hired gun out, he made a comment . . . . there is still one more “Big Bad” who it seems was the ringleader. This person had taken a bunch of the money they absconded with and used it to make them who they were today . . . but Montgomery said he had taken precautions to bring them down too . . . . While the killer told Montgomery (before they both died) that they would get Becket.
At Montgomery’s funeral, a sharpshooter seemingly took out Becket, who was speaking, and who Castle jumped to take down when he realized someone had a target set on her. As Becket lay there, seemingly bloody . . . .Castle told her to hold on . . . and that he loved her.
BEST SEASON FINALE TO DATE!
So I have to guess Becket will be wearing a vest . . . but who is the real big bad? The way they made it out, I’m guessing the Mayor or the D.A. (Though I think he was already taken down a few episodes back . . . this corruption is deep!)
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Dustin : I just realized I forgot to watch the Bates Finale! Ahhhh! I have like 4 shows I need to catch up on in the matter of a few days lol
Guest_4184 : I really like Scandal. As with any Shonda show, it has ups and downs but overall I enjoyed it. Not sure where the are going to go with the next season though?
Dustin : I'm gunna finally watch season 1 and 2 of scandal over the summer, but I'm afraid to get drawn into another Shonda project lol
Guest_4700 : I agree with Grey's. Saw that ending coming about 1/2way through. This seems to be the season for lackluster finales. But SO GLAD to see Rookie Blue starts next week!!!
Guest_3912 : This is gonna sound bad, but I really wasn't shocked by the way they ended it...I hope they really didn't just kill him off
Dustin : Well that grey's finale sucked! Jeeze!
Dustin : I will be getting my OUAT thoughts up soon, want to rewatch it again. I am grading all week, so I'm doing a lot of multitasking. Also the new schedules for Fall are coming out, will post them soon. I think I'm gunna start moving more toward cable shows. I already know the shows I wanna see on Networks won't last lol
Dustin : Yeah I thought that at first too, but then I think he was talking about the shadow figure?
Guest_3215 : They said Peter Pan at the end of the finale. The blonde "lost one" mentioned it but he made it seem like he was Pan?
Dustin : Will get them up tomorrow. Thinking Neil went to Wonderland, good way to introduce that spinoff. interesting way they went around the Peter Pan copyright. I don't think they said his name? Hate this organization of Tamara and Greg's, too much like Lost. Doubt that was greg's dad he dug up, a regina trick.
Guest_4957 : Dang it OUAT! Curious to hear your thoughts about tonight's show!
Dustin : No I don't think so either.
DNA : I think Smash won't be back
Dustin : NBC renews Parenthood! So happy!
Dustin : I had noticed he had lost a lot of weight recently. I thought it was him just getting into shape. Now I guess not.
Dustin : Yeah Very sad.
Guest_1711 : Did you see that Cory Monteith (Finn) entered rehab again? They will be finishing the season without him.
Dustin : Yeah it's likely not going to get another season. The ratings have been pretty bad. I'm sad because just now the show has finally gotten good again!
Guest_3085 : Apparently NBC wants to kill Smash. What else explains the move to Saturdays???
Dustin : i have 90 emails in a folder, most are true blood news i just need to compile into one big post lol
Dustin : Woo hoo I'll have to go look. I know they just revealed the date the other day
DNA : True Blood Season 6 promo is out!
Dustin : Yeah I got to write up the second show still. Behind. Just watched Dallas last night, still have to see if I can watch Revolution again lol
Sean : I was just about to ask you to start reviewing Bates. It is so good and creepy. After watching the second show I see a lot of Twin Peaks in it.
Dustin : yeah i just saw that today. 3 weeks of behind the scenes episodes. Lordy!
Guest_1603 : Actually OUAT is in 4 weeks. In 3 weeks is a behind the scenes episode.
Dustin : 3 weeeks till the next OUAT! Ahhhhhh!
Dustin : Will try and get some posts out tonight and tomorrow Glee, Smash and Grey's
Dustin : Yeah I'm sadly growing bored with smash. You can see Ivy will go back, and this new musical of Karen's is boring
Guest_3355 : On one hand I hate what Derrick is doing but on the other hand, I don't see Karen's relationship with the broody, temper tantrum, man whore going well so I'm all for it. When will this story line be over???
Dustin : Really enjoyed Bates! Will do a write up today
Dustin : Gunna watch Bates soon.
CGinCA : Yeah. I so agree Monday nights are overloaded. Thankfully a lot of the shows I like are not on main network only show once mentality. So can grab themat later times. LOl
Dustin : I'm gunna set my tivo for it as well. There is already TOO much on Monday nights! Can't we find other nights of the week for TV
CGinCA : I am Tivo-ing it. Wondering why there seems to be two episodes back to back. One for 55 minutes and the other for 66 minutes I think....