Here's a look at today's biggest TV news, tonight's hottest programs and last night's biggest ratings winners.
*CBS is pulling new heist drama Smith from its schedule. The series, starring Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen and Amy Smart, is off the network's schedule "until further notice." CBS will air reruns of CSI and Criminal Minds in the Tuesday night slot for the next few weeks. In other network news, NBC is moving its ratings plagued Kidnapped to Saturday nights beginning October 21st. The show will remain in that slot until it burns off its remaining episodes from its initial 13-episode order. This news comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement that NBC will not be sticking with Kidnapped beyond the 13-episode commitment.
*And now the good news, NBC is giving new drama Heroes a full season commitment. The ensemble series, about ordinary people who discover that they have extraordinary abilities, is averaging around 13.5 million viewers an episode and tying fellow new drama Brothers & Sisters as the top new show in the 18-49 demo. It's the first new series to gain a full season pick-up on any network. Heroes airs Monday nights on NBC. You can catch an encore presentation of this week's episode tonight at 7 p.m. on cable's Sci Fi channel.Publish Post
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About Last Night...
BIGGEST RATINGS WINNERS: Grey's Anatomy (which edged CSI), CSI, Survivor, Ugly Betty, My Name is Earl (which had its best audience of the season so far), ER, Shark
For a complete breakdown of last night's ratings, visit Zap2it.
(a look at what PTR's watching this weekend and talking about next week)
Cold Case (Sunday 9 p.m. CBS) - Lilly (Kathryn Morris) and co. reopen the 1947 disappearance of a sandhog miner after remains are found buried in a subway tunnel. On the personal front, Lilly is caught off guard when new boyfriend Joseph (guest star Kenneth Johnson) tells her how he feels. Also, her motorcycle man Ray (guest star Brennan Elliot) rides back into her life unexpectedly. (VCR/TiVo Alert: may be delayed due to football)
The Amazing Race (Sunday 8 p.m. CBS) - The teams have to navigate through Vietnam's rough waters and rocky islands. One team has major taxi troubles and switches cabs three times and another team has to seek medical attention after a team member injures his/her leg during the race. (VCR/TiVo Alert: may be delayed due to football)
Desperate Housewives (Sunday 9 p.m. ABC) - Bree's honeymoon ends, Gaby runs into her former lover, Susan decides to spend a weekend in the country with Ian, and Nora further forces her way into Tom and Lynette's life.
Without a Trace (Sunday 10 p.m. CBS) - The team searches for a missing 911 operator when she disappears after taking a threatening phone call from a man who asked for her specifically. Meanwhile, Elena (Roselyn Sanchez) still feels awkward about her undercover encounter with fellow agent Danny (Enrique Murciano). (VCR/TiVo Alert: may be delayed due to football)
That's all for this edition of News & Notes. Be sure to tune in Monday for thoughts on this weekend's episodes of Cold Case, The Amazing Race and Desperate Housewives. Plus, all the latest television news. And don't forget to check back later today for another edition of Friday Fun.
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