Thursday, November 02, 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 is watching tonight and talking about tomorrow)

My Name is Earl (NBC 8 p.m.) - "Made a Lady Think I was God." When Joy (Jaime Pressly) needs a restraining order lifted in order to improve her image for an upcoming trial, Earl (Jason Lee) decides to confront number 12 on his list - "Made a Lady Think I was God." In a mean-spirited attempt to have the manager of their trailer park, Millie Banks (guest star Roseanne Barr) stop harassing them, Earl disguised himself as the voice of God and fooled Millie into obeying his absurd commands.

CSI (CBS 9 p.m.) - "Burn Out." When two young boys are reported missing, Grissom goes head to head with a neighborhood pedophile in order to find them. In an attempt to extract his confession, Grissom asks for the pedophile's help in catching the boys' abductor. However, the case turns out to be much more complicated than Grissom or the rest of the CSI team ever expected.

@9 p.m. - The O.C. (Fox). Watch it now for free at

About Last Night...
BIGGEST RATINGS WINNERS: Dancing with the Stars, Jericho, Criminal Minds (which overtook Lost in total viewers for the first time ever), Lost, CSI: NY

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

*Actor Rob Lowe is joining the cast of ABC's Brothers & Sisters in a recurring role. [Source]

*NBC is moving the remaining episodes of Kidnapped to New episodes will premiere on the site every Friday beginning tomorrow. [Source]

*You can get a piece of NBC's new hit show Heroes and help a good cause at the same time. The cast of the show will host an online charity auction beginning November 6th at to benefit Greg Grunberg's Pediatric Epilepsy Project. [Source]

*And finally, it's Nielsen Wednesday Thursday! Once again, CBS dominated in total viewers and ABC in the coveted 18-49 demo. Here's a look at the Top 10 shows from last week courtesy of USA Today (* denotes a rerun):
1. Desperate Housewives (21.2 million viewers)
2. Dancing with the Stars (20.7)
3. Dancing with the Stars (results) (20.0)
4. CSI: Miami (17.8)
5. CSI: NY (17.4)
6. Sunday Night Football (17.3)
7. Lost (17.1)
8. CSI* (16.8)
8. Criminal Minds (16.8)
10. 60 Minutes (16.5)

PTR faves in the Top 20: Heroes (#17), Cold Case (#18), Without a Trace (#19)

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

That's all for today. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for thoughts on tonight's episodes of Earl and CSI. Plus, Friday Fun and all the latest television news!

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suekola44 said...

Does this mean there will be no more episodes of Kidnapped on tv starting now?? I'm a little confused 'cause I thought you said it was staying on thru Nov.

TVFan said...

That was the initial report, but now NBC is saying that ALL of the remaining episodes will air at Hopefully, the show will eventually be released on DVD.