Daily Archives: September 20, 2011

‘Men’ Mows Down Monday Competition, ‘Broke Girls’ Enriched

The retooled “Two and a Half Men” got record ratings Monday — some pro-football, “American Idol” level numbers for the first episode minus Charlie Sheen and with Ashton Kutcher. Some 27.7 million in fact. That’s a headspinning number, but let’s not jump to conclusions. It doesn’t mean everybody prefers Kutcher to Sheen, who never quite […]

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The New Fall Season: Tuesdays

We’re looking at the new shows coming to broadcast TV for the fall season, night by night. Tonight, there are a couple of new shows starting; two others won’t start until next month. NEW SHOWS “New Girl” (Fox, 9 p.m., today). Zoe Deschanel sparkles as the oddball nerdy-girl trying to get her life together after […]

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Returning Tuesday Shows Include ‘Loser,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘NCIS’

A 12th season starts for “The Biggest Loser” (NBC, 8 p.m.), with the contestants divided by age. Trainer Bob Harper, right, is the only holdover trainer. He’s joined by Dolvett Quince and, surprisingly the former tennis star and cover girl Anna Kournikova, who is no way as tough as Jillian Michaels. Alison Sweeney, second from […]

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Bigger Dance Floor, Smaller Skills

The 12th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” they’ve moved into a huge, barn-like studio, with a big wide floor, an orchestra that can be pneumatically lifted from the ground and a stairway to a star holding area so long and steep, it’s almost meant to make them breathless in time for their interview with […]

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Kelso Does ‘Two and a Half Men’

There was a bit of wicked glee in the much-anticipated season premiere of “Two and a Half Men” Monday. Creator Chuck Lorre not just fired Charlie Sheen earlier this year, he killed off his character and cremated his remains. And then, through the dust of a spilled urn of his ashes, emerged his movie star […]

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Falcons Beat Flyers, Emmys, too

The Sunday Night Football game in which Atlanta beat Philadelphia, clobbered the 62nd annual primetime Emmys Sunday night. Some 21.5 million watched the game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, while Emmys telecast on Fox drew just 12.4 million. It was down 8 percent from last year, when the Emmys drew 13.5 million and, because they […]

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