V Aliens Find the High Ratings They Came in Search Of

...ABC's watery new event series V had the highest ratings of any new series of the season on Tuesday night. 14 million people tuned in to learn all about how lizard people are secretly running the world. Thems good numbers! But let's see how it fares in its second week, when the curiosity factor is gone and all that's in play is whether people actually liked the first go around. [Variety]

...Never afraid of a political story, HBO is working on an adaptation of a book called Guests of the Ayatollah, which is about the 1979 Tehran Embassy hostage crisis. People who produced and wrote Black Hawk Down and World Trade Center are involved. Let's hope they use the "Ayatollah Ass-a-hole-a" ad campaign. [Variety]

...24 vet Reiko Aylesworth is joining the expansive cast of Damages for its third season. This is good news for Aylesworth, who was recently pushed off of The Forgotten after filming the pilot episode. Well, actually, maybe that was a blessing in disguise. Another 24 alum, Sarah Wynter, is also suiting up for the FX legal drama. [THR]

...'80s movie queen turned '00s TV duchess Jennifer Beals is taking a break from Lie to Me and various planned The L Word retrospectives (one hopes) to star in the Hallmark Channel holiday movie The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. No you're not seeing double and no I did not make a typo. This movie takes place on the 23rd, as Santa accidentally loses track of the days and goes out delivering presents a night early, then somehow ends up crashing on Jennifer Beals' roof. The rest of the movie is spent with Beals and family trying to help Santa come to terms with his apparent drinking problem. [THR]

...Uh oh. Math nerds and Rob Morrow fans come together to mourn. CBS' long-running Numb3rs, a crime show about a hunt for a missing letter 'e', has had its season order cut from 22 episodes to 16. This does not spell (or count?) good things for the show's future. Rumor is it could be replaced by Flashpoint. [Variety]

...Oh mercy. Bigtime director Roland Emmerich is saying that there's a TV series spin-off in the works for his new epically-disastrous movie 2012. The series would be set after the apocalypse, with people trying to resettle what's left of a ruined Earth. Clearly it will be a multi-camera sitcom. But seriously guys, have you seen the extended scene of that movie? Freaking awesome. [EW]

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lol... yeah... well... after setting a record for ABC as a drama premiere, V set another record in week dropping the largest percentage of audience of any show after its premiere! I guess that's what hype will get you... big premiere numbers and big disappointment... Hope that means we'll stop hearing about how great this crappy sappy soapy poor excuse of a 'remake' is!
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2012 extended scene is awesome...this is definitely going to be the blockbuster of the year!
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the pilot was weak.. i dunno, maybe it's coz i recently watched the original series, so maybe it just felt like i had seen it before..

anyways.. let's just hope they(the aliens) don't do anything retarded such as kidnapping and killing off all the scientists in the world...
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2012 series :D

Sounds interesting :)
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I had a feeling at the beginning of the season that NUMB3RS would be canceled, but I didn't think that the network would shorten their season! I think CBS should give the show and the fans their due. They should be allowed enough episodes to wrap the stories up...the wedding, Don/Robin, be an FBI agent do something else, Larry....As a fan from the beginning of the show I do not want it to end without knowing where the characters are headed.

If they are just citing ratings, then they are stupid because NUMB3RS has never been given the chances other shows have had. It's been in the same crappy time slot since the beginning and has usually always won. Friday night shows aren't expected to get the ratings that other night's shows get so for CBS to say that's the reason now is a cop out!
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Will see if "V" can maintain those high ratings, right now the show hasn't impressed me (yet).
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Next episode will have 2 - 4 million people tuned in. 1 million of them will do other stuff and have it in the background playing.



Yes, this show will end after 4 episodes. Or maybe people are wierd and like this?
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I really upset with CBS for cutting 6 episodes of NUMB3RS so what if they lost some viewers they still kick butt on Friday night in there time slot at 10/p:m they win it every Friday night. That would be stupid too cancel A awesome series like NUMB3RS CBS your doing A very bad thing it may bite you on the butt in the end & you may have too eat allot of crow. A very loyal #1 fan of NUMB3RS sinces day one...
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I thought it was ok. Good enough cast but how are they going to sustain this as a series? Things went so quickly in the pilot that is seems as if there were two episodes edited down to an hour. 15 minutes into the show they are taking trips to the V's ships? Its as if the network told the Producers that there needed to be an explosion in the first 10 minutes.
What happened to a slow build?
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Santa with a drinking problem? Seriously?
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V will end at the end of this season.
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Why does Numbers show order being reduced necessarily mean that the show is being cancelled? The X-Files and Law & Order ran, and have run, for several seasons with fewer than 20 episodes. Even if this is the show's final season, I don't see why CBS couldn't just run the full complement of episodes, though.
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I can't see these ratings being sustained espcially seeing how disappointing the pilot was.
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That is bad that CBS cut season 6 of Numb3rs. I love the show, but hate CBS for ruining almost everything they touch.
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Hi Richard, Loved V. Not surprised about Numb3rs, haven't watched this season at all, got bored of it. That would be awesome if Roland Emmerich says there's a spin-off would he direct the pilot too? Wow.
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Flashpoint is good but it doesn't compare to Numb3rs
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I've never seen Flashpoint so I don't know if Numb3rs getting replaced by it would be good or not.
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I am so excited about Sarah Wynter and Reiko Aylesworth joining the cast of damages
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Never watch Numb3rs but i watch Flashpoint...



XO XO



:):):):)
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I cant say I was overwhelmed with the first episode of V,sad news about Numb3rs
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How can they cancel Numb3rs? That show is great! Flashp[oint is alright, but generic (can you say Canadian Police?!?!)
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