In the wake of the recent wave of tornadoes, which caused devastation en route through Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa, CBS has decided not to air the planned season finale of Mike & Molly, due to the episode's reference to tornadoes. An unfortunately timed coincidence, no doubt, but one the network has apparently decided warrants a schedule change.
While it was probably to be expected that both The Voice and Smash would see ratings dips this week, following their season and series’ premieres, which were heavily promoted by NBC during the Super Bowl. Both shows did post lower numbers this week, however NBC still managed to come out on top in total viewers, while CBS’ comedies slumped to season lows.
Unsurprisingly, Two and a Half Men’s second episode showed a steep drop in ratings from last week’s premiere, but also unsurprisingly, the series still showed numbers well above the norm for a scripted comedy. Meanwhile, Terra Nova did just-ok given the hype, and The Playboy Club dropped substantially from last week’s season premiere.
You know what is even less exciting than awards ceremonies? Announcing the nominees for said awards ceremonies. It usually happens around the crack of dawn, with celebrities who look far too good for that ungodly hour patting all their peers on their expensively attired backs. At least the last few years they've been bringing in some good talent. This year, it's Melissa McCarthy's job and she goes looking for a few tips (from the wrong guy).
CBS has their premiere schedule set up for the Fall 2011 season. Changes in CBS’ schedule are minimal as network adds in a few comedies and procedurals to go with the rest of their primetime programming, which consists largely of comedies and procedurals. The eye does have a couple of reality shows and it’s Survivor that’s on deck to start things off with its 23rd edition premiere set to air on September 14th.
Experts have been predicting Sheen will miss approximately three months of work, but as of now, no one official is confirming that. Cinema Blend’s thoughts go out to Charlie as he tries to fix the problems he caused himself
Marie Claire and more specifically blogger Maura Kelly are under fire after she ran a post admitting she’d be grossed out watching two obese TV characters kiss. Mike & Molly creator Mark Roberts shared his thoughts on Kelly’s comments.
We’re at the midway point of August and while that might mean the countdown to cooler weather and the return to school or work has already begun for some, it also means we’re just a few weeks away from the start of the new TV season. Up ahead is the primetime schedule for the Fall 2010 season.
While CBS decided to shift The Big Bang Theory over to Thursday nights starting this fall, they’ve added a new comedy series to their Monday night lineup. Mike and Molly is scheduled to follow Two and a Half Men on Monday nights.