Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thursday's News & Notes

Here's a look at today's biggest TV news, tonight's hottest programs and last night's biggest ratings winners.

~Primetime Pass~

(a look at what PTR's watching tonight and talking about tomorrow)

My Name is Earl (NBC 8 p.m.) - "Van Hickey." While Joy (Jaime Pressly) is doing community service at a local senior recreational center to improve her image for an upcoming trial, Earl (Jason Lee) runs into number 50 on his list. Years ago, when Earl, Randy (Ethan Suplee) and Ralph (guest star Giovanni Ribisi) put together their band, Phish Tahko, they unknowingly told an elderly man, Tom (Larry Hankin), that he could be the lead singer. When Tom scared away all their female fans, the band kicked him out before their very first show. While Earl tries to make amends with Tom, he's confronted with number 51 - "Slept with Ralph's Mom."

CSI (CBS 9 p.m.) - "Double-cross." Grissom and his team investigate the unusual circumstances surrounding the case of a woman found dead in a parish church. Following the evidence, the team uncovers a bizarre love triangle dating all the way back to high school that could reveal who is responsible for the woman's murder.

About Last Night...
BIGGEST RATINGS WINNERS: Dancing with the Stars, Jericho, Criminal Minds (which, once again, beat Lost), Lost, CSI: NY

BIGGEST LOSERS: Once again, the NBC comedies 30 Rock and 20 Good Years, which lost a significant amount of their premiere audiences.

For a complete breakdown of last night's ratings, visit Zap2it.

*NBC orders 9 more scripts for its critical darling (but ratings-plagued) Friday Night Lights. The net will also give the show a Monday night try-out on October 30th in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip's slot. [Source]

*Fox sets Prison Break's fall finale for November 27th. Meanwhile, fellow Fox thriller Vanished will wrap up its entire season with its 13th episode on December 8th. [Source]

To get more of today's biggest TV news and headlines, visit the TV News section at PassTheRemote.Net.

That's all for this edition of New & Notes. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for thoughts on tonight's episodes of Earl and CSI. Plus, Friday Fun and all the latest TV news!

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