1. We're finally free of new premieres for a few days (I am not mentioning Showtime's series premiere of Homeland on Sunday, because who subscribes to Showtime?), Hooray! So lets talk about ratings for a bit. While we wait for Thursday night's overnights to come out, lets look back to Wednesday. NBC continues its campaign to be "the most major network that no one watches". The Peacock was beat by Univision in the 18-49 demographic on Wednesday as no one tuned in to see Free Agents, and barely anyone in the coveted demo watched Up All Night, Harry's Law or Law & Order: SVU. Fox won the night in the 18-49 rating (which consisted solely of X Factor) and was neck and neck with CBS (led by Survivor, Criminal Minds and CSI) for total viewers (roughly 11.5 million a piece). Suburgatory pulled a decent 3.3 rating in the 18-49 category and 9.8 million total viewers; not bad but not Modern Family numbers either (and, it'll go down next week)
2. Holy Shark Farts. Tina Fey was ranked as the highest paid actress on TV by Forbes Magazine (she tied with Eva Longoria at $13 million for the top spot). The 3 other main Desperate Housewives also made the top 10 list. Also included, Courteney Cox, Ellen Pompeo and Juliana Margulies.
3. Casting News! Burn Notice has booked three "big" names for its second half season finale: Dean Cain (Superman!), Eric Roberts (Julia's brother!) and Kristanna Loken (I think she was a female Terminator, maybe?!). Its going to be awesome!
4. Series Pickup/Development News. Due to decent ratings so far (which is sorely lacking at NBC this season), Parenthood's current season has been increased by 2 episodes to a total of 18. I know Standing Blogger has been a little disillusioned this season but perhaps more Bravermans is what she needs? Kandi Burruss, of the Real Housewives of Atlanta series on Bravo, has been given a spinoff "special" (I guess Bravo doesn't want to commit to a series yet?) wherein she will take young singers and try to make them stars. Yes, we need more songs like "Tardy for the Party" on the radio and in 'da club. Fox has bought the rights to a new series focusing on the life of Wyatt Earp. TV Watcher is not much for Westerns but the show will feature Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci as executive producers and TVW loves everything these guys touch (Fringe, Hawaii Five-O, the Star Trek movie reboot) so we're interested.