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Somewhat unsurprisingly, FOX’s American Idol won the night on Wednesday: scoring 18.2 million viewers and a 5.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic in live+same day. The hour-long contest show saw a dip of 9% in the 18-49 demo compared to last week. Airing immediately after Idol on FOX, Mobbed, raked in 7.94 million viewers and a 2.9 rating. Over on the eye, CBS’ special Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials scored 8.7 million viewers and a 2.1 rating. Meanwhile, NBC’s Whitney benefited from what was largely a night of repeats scoring 4.4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, up 21% from the 1.4 rating last week. Are You There, Chelsea? also posted gains, scoring 4.1 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, also up 21% from the series’ 1.4 rating last week. And lets not forget residents of the Hill. One Tree Hill over on The CW scored 1.5 million viewers and a 0.7 rating, which is even with last weeks 18-49 rating.
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BBC One has ordered a new comedy series based on the Blandings Castle series by noted author PG Wodehouse. The BBC has ordered six episodes for the show’s first season which is being produced by Mammoth Screen.
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CBS has announced that it will premiere its newest police procedural, NYC 22, on Sunday April 15th at 10/9c. Created by Richard Price and executive produced by Robert De Niro, NYC 22 follows six NYPD rookies and their training officers as they hit the streets of New York in an attempt to protect and serve, while making a lot of mistakes along the way. The series stars Terry Kinney, Adam Goldberg, Leelee Sobieski, Stark Sands, Judy Marte, Harold “House” Moore, Tom Reed and Felix Solis. NYC 22 will be taking over the Sunday night 10pm time-slot from CSI: Miami which is slated to complete its tenth season on April 8th.
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Showtime has announced that it has renewed all three of its winter series: Californication for a sixth season, House Of Lies for a second season and Shameless for a third season. Speaking of the renewal David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime, said “These three shows are clearly resonating with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights. We are extremely pleased with the creative work being done by the casts, producers and writers and I so appreciate that each of these series has such a clear and distinctive voice.”
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It looks like the Army Wives are reenlisting! Lifetime has announced that the sixth season of their highest rated series will be returning to the network on March 4th at 9/8c. It was reported back in November that Lifetime had upped it’s order for season 6 from thirteen episodes to twenty three. However, at present the network only plans to air thirteen episodes from March 4th, sources confirm exclusively to TVWise. It appears that the network wants to keep the remaining ten episodes in reserve while they focus on scripted development. This comes after the network’s two newest drama series from last summer, The Protector and Against The Wall, failed to find much of an audience and were canceled after just one season. If/when the network greenlight’s production on a new drama series Lifetime will apparently use the remaining ten episodes which were produced as part of the shows sixth season as a spring board for said series.
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I’ve learned that ReelzChannel has set a premiere date for Steven Seagal’s True Justice. The 13 episode series will begin airing on Reelz on March 30th at 9/8c. The series follows Elijah Cane and his team of elite police officers in the Special Investigation Unit who tackle major criminals in Seattle. True Justice stars Steven Seagal, Meghan Ory, Sarah Lind, Warren Christie, and William Stewart.
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Alibi has announced that the fourth season of the award winning drama series, Castle, will premiere in the United Kingdom on Wednesday March 7th at 9pm. Season 4 is set to pick up from the explosive season 3 finale which saw Captain Roy Montgomery murdered and Detective Beckett being shot at Montgomery’s funeral. Replacing Montgomery as the new commanding officer of the twelfth precinct this season is Penny Johnson Jerald (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 24) as Captain Victoria “Iron” Gates.
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DIRECTV has acquired two new series to air on its Audience Network: The Slap and The Shadow Line.
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