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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Morning News: September 20, 2011

1.  Season/Series Premieres.  Kickoff week continues with new shows debuting and favorite shows returning.  CBS offers up the ninth season premiere of NCIS; its little brother that could, NCIS: Los Angeles and finishes the night with the series premiere of Unforgettable (or the Remembererrrrrr as we call it here at OMD headquarters). NBC has the season 12 premiere of The Biggest Loser (no more Jillian? Then, no more TV Watcher!). Fox finally gets in the season premiere action with Glee and Raising Hope with the most anticipated comedy of the new season, The New Girl, nestled between them. Meanwhile ABC offers us the second season premiere of the Dana Delany vehicle, Body of Proof

2.  Ratings! TV by the Numbers has the early overnights in and the season premiere of Two and a Half Men, to no one's surprise, was the huge winner (28 million viewers with a 10.3 in the 18-49 category). In the  "somewhat of a surprise" category, The Playboy Club only pulled a 1.6 in the 18-49 category, shedding about 500K viewers from the already underwatched Sing Off premiere.  I fully expected The Playboy Club to be a flop but I thought a lot of people would tune in for the first episode.  In other news, CBS was the easy winner of the night (though the season premiere of Castle narrowly beat out the Hawaii Five-O premiere, which kicked ass BTW, in total viewers but with Hawaii Five-O taking a.1 lead in the 18-49 category). Dancing with the Stars pulled in about 18 million viewers for the premiere of the season of Chaz and no one continued to watch H8R or The Ringer.

3.  Fresh off her Emmy win, Melissa McCarthy is in talks to create a new show focusing around a woman going through a midlife crisis.  She's the new it girl so if she strikes while the Emmy is hot, she can't lose.

4.  Can't wait for tonight's premiere, catch this sit down TV Line did with NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg, here.

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