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And the Most DVR'd Show Ever Is...

... The most-DVR'd show ever is Hawaii Five-0, according to new stats. The pilot of the CBS reboot added 3.37 million viewers within a week of its premiere, beating the previous record of 3.16 million viewers for an October 2009 episode of The Mentalist. Obviously this record will continue to be broken every year as more DVRs penetrate the market. Hee hee, penetrate. [Washington Post]

... Cartoon-new-fi-electro-Brit-hop band The Gorillaz won't be heard on Glee anytime soon. Lead singer Damon Albarn, former frontman of Blur, said he wouldn't be interested in seeing his band's songs on Glee. This is the first time a band hasn't completely bent over for the show. [Associated Press]

... Chelsea Handler, who is NOT dating 50 Cent, will jump into scripted programming with a comedy that is set behind the scenes at her very real talk show, Chelsea Lately. The E! program will be in the style of The Larry Sanders Show. [Variety]

... Dreamworks' computer-animated How to Train Your Dragon will be turned into a weekly TV series by Cartoon Network. Look for the small-screen version to debut sometime in 2012, the same year the film sequel is released. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Nikita is switching gears. The show has been asked to tweak its tone so that it's a tad lighter and to jack up the romance factor, both in order to attract young, female viewers. Expect some handsome new characters to pop up out of nowhere, and maybe we'll even get a plucky little sidekick with a cool catchphrase like, "Well excuse me for living!" [EW]

... Michael Perrineau Jr., Lost's Michael, has been booked for a guest appearance on The Whole Truth. He'll play a psychic who works with the NYPD, provided the ratings-troubled show is still on the air. [EW]

... Three of the contestants for Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice have been announced, and they're loaded with star power! LaToya Jackson, Mark McGrath, and Star Jones will all join the show, playing the Don's game for charity. What a treat! [EW]

... The cost of the pilot for Fox's highly anticipated time-travel-, dinosaur-, and special-effects-filled Terra Nova might reach upwards of $20 million. Well, duh! It's cost $15 million just to teach the dinosaurs how to talk! [The Wrap]

... The Parents Television Council prides itself on protecting kids, and now it apparently wants to make sure old people don't have too many more kids. The group has made a list of shows that air ads for erectile dysfunction medication, so parents can steer their kids clear of commercials that show attractive older couples in bath tubs. Why does the PTC have a bone to pick with these ads? Why thrust this issue into the public eye? The PTC shouldn't be so hard on the commercials. Or firm. [The Live Feed]


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Expect another bands to decline giving their songs to "Glee"... seriously, most of the time, those covers are just awful. Stick with the originals, people.
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Way to mess up a show with romance. Thanks a lot CW!
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The PTC sucks and is a danger to us all!
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I'm pretty sure Kings of Leon said No to Glee first.
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Wow, they are changing Nikita!? That's bull. It was only a matter of time before CW screwed that show up too.
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Do the CW execs even read viewers comments? If not. You have to wonder where the brains are.
Maybe in a shapeshifter's a** like Walter found out.
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I prefer to remember Harold Perrineau as Romeo + Juliet's Mercutio or pretty much anything other than a cast member of Lost. I thought Nikita was fine as a guy show (maybe due to being a guy?) and would prefer that I didn't have to watch Maggie Q or Lyndsy Fonseca hooking up with other dudes. Though Shane West, Devon Sawa and Ashton Holmes are alright in my book It'd still undoubtedly bug me.
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Other bands have said that they don't want to be used on Glee before and the How To Train Your Dragon sequel is coming in 2013, not 2012.
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Nikita is great as is now. Don't mess with it...
They're going to end up killing the show.
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Not shocked that Five-0 is the most DVRed show ever...it's a great show in an overly competitive timeslot. Hopefully Nielsen notices this so it doesn't get cancelled.
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Argh, Nikita's been one of my favorite new shows this season, and I'd much prefer it the way it's been. Booo @ lighter... I'd have been happier if it went a bit darker.

Jack up the romance? I thought they already had enough of a "romance" thing going on between Alex and Thom. If it really changes like this, I'm fairly sure they'll actually lose viewers and end up cancelling it.
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Nikita is good as it is. Making it lighter and adding romance will make it cheap. stupid producers ruin everything
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Nikita needed to be darker not lighter.
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Nikita being "tweaked" isn't a good thing. They very well might attract the people they aim for but they might also drive away existing fans. Playing up romance while toning down the story and being more light kills the whole story. Nikita is not about romance. I have watched all the episodes so far but I was already finding myself having some trouble staying interested. If they make this new changes then I likely won't be watching it anymore. If CW wanted more interest from young females then they should have tested out the show and made changes before they started airing the show.
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So I guess I'm done watching Nikita then. Why do they care so much about getting more "women" interested in it? They have like...98% of their other shows for that.
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The CW is going to mess up Nikita, I hope the writers and producers don't listen but I doubt it. As the old saying goes "If it ain't broke don't fix it."
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First, don't change Nikita. It's fine as it is. Even my husband has started to watch and he hasn't picked up a new show in 5 years (Doctor Who being the most recent one of note).

Secondly, Gorillas not down with doing Glee? You can hate the show all you like but to say flat out no way? It just seems like a good chance for career murder. I know very few people who actually listen to the Gorillas and doing one song on Glee (or even a ever so popular mash up) might not be such a bad jump.

Third and finally, if you don't like what your kids are watching there is a big red button on your remote that can solve this problem. However if you still want to be the cool parent and want to let the kids watch what they want, then DVR their shows. You can just skip over the commercials you don't like or want them to see. Just start it after about 10-15 mins recorded and let them watch. Skip only the commercials you don't like and you should be fine.



Happy watching!
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AIIIGH! Don't ruin Nikita just because you can, Ostroff!
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Really, kids are not harmed by things that are vaguely related to penises. That's not how childhood works. Gah, it pisses me off so much when stupid prudish people hide behind children welfare to just be dumb about things.
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Thank you Damon! Finally someone stands up against the overrated crap known as Glee.
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Fell out of love with Hawaii 5.0 big time. But as long as they keep that one cop in bikinis, it should be a ratings winner for older viewers who don't know how to use the Internet yet.

BOO on the Nikita news!
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NOOO!! I loved How to Train Your Dragon. Why do they have to dwell on such a good thing???
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....Great, they're going to ruin Nikita now. I hate when good action shows become lame love-fests. And kudos to the Gorillaz, Glee sucks.
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It's HAROLD Perrineau Jr Tim. Get it right or pay the price!
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Or a sidekick with a catchphrase like 'Whatchootalkinbout Nikita?"
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I can see why Hawaii 5-0 is the most DVR'd. It's a good show on its own but it's up against Castle.
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20 million?? It will be really funny if the pilot sucks and the show bombs after all that.
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thing with cw is this.... all shows have to be like Gossip Girl .... leave it the dam way it was like the first version of this show on usa
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Nikita is fine as it is. The only thing they should change is more scenes with Maggie Q, less Percy ;)
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I can't see Nikita lasting if they go ahead with these changes. It's not supposed to be a puffy romance show full of sunshine and light. It's just perfect the way it is. Why oh why do networks feel the need to 'fix' things that aren't remotely broken?!
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that sucks of Nikita is a really great show and it is not dark its really more of a action suspense show that sucks. Haha I wish more bands didn't like Glee I hate when people jump on a bandwagon like that
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I'm not liking the sound of that
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Oh and way to neuter Nikita CW Network. Sounds like a case of open mouth insert foot. Correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the show killing in ratings.
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The actor who played Michael on LOST was Harold Perrineau.
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Nikita is the way it is supposed to be. The Problem with the CW is that everything needs to be "sexed up" The tone is PERFECT and the lack of romance is why I really like it. Thank you networks for screwing up. again.
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Hawaii Five-0 is so AWESOME!!!!! Best new fall show for me!!! And what the hell?! Why do they want to make Nikita lighter??? To attract more female viewers??? That's stupid! I'm a female and I'm really enjoying Nikita so far and I really don't think making it lighter is a good idea!!!
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