September 21, 2010

TV TimeZ

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Tonight's Premieres:
ABC: Dancing with the Stars Results Show; Detroit 1-8-7 at 10pm
CBS: NCIS at 8pm; NCIS: Los Angeles at 9pm
FOX: Glee at 8pm; Raising Hope at 9pm; Running Wilde at 930pm
NBC: The Biggest Loser at 8pm, Parenthood
HBO: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel at 10pm
Tonight's Finale:
The Rachel Zoe Project at 10p

  • Showtime announced renewals of two original comedy series, Weeds and a sophomore season of The Big C. Weeds is expected to have 13 new episodes while The Big C was given an order for 13 episodes. Both series premiere in 2011.
  • ABC gave its future reality series Obese a second season order and a new title, reports Variety. Obese, now called Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, was given an order for six additional one-hour episodes. Production on the new second season will begin soon with an expected premiere in 2011-2012. Season one of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is completing its production and will premiere midseason, likely in March. The show follows severely obese individuals over a year period as they work to lose around half of their body weight. Trainer Chris Powell is the coach for the individuals as he moves into their homes to work with them directly.  I think I like the idea of the show better when it was called OBESE.
  • Comedy Central debuts the new half-hour weekly sketch series Nick Swardson's Pretend Time on October 12 at 10p. The seven-episode series takes viewers through stand-up comedian Swardson's zany world of make-believe. The show is co-created by Swardson and Tom Gianas, who directs and co-writes the series.
  • VH1 is getting into the dance competition genre with a new original weekly, multi-platform show, Dance Cam Slam beginning October 26 at 10p. Marianela will host the eight-episode 30m show where contestants participate in three rounds, competing via their home web cam for a weekly $5,000 prize. The first two rounds will watch as contestants dance simultaneously to the same pop song on their home web cams. Judges will score the performances and name a winner. The third and final round pools the winner's from the night's first two rounds against the previous week's winner. Contestants will appear in individual windows on a giant video screen in the network's Los Angeles-based studio. Viewers at home can also weigh in by voting live at and by text messaging at VH1 Mobile to name which finalist will win the $5,000 cash prize and return to compete again the next week.
  • CBS will air the People's Choice Awards live from the Nokia Theater on January 5 at 9p with Mark Burnett as executive producer and Queen Latifah as host. Beginning yesterday, fans now have the chance to vote online at on 15 new categories and those with the most votes will be added to the mix for the 2011 show.