Good News: 90210 netted the CW a record 4.9 million viewers, making it the highest rated debut for a scripted series that the CW has ever had. Bad News: To quote Zap2it.com’s Daniel Fienberg, “Just as an FYI: In its final season, staring cancellation in the face, “BEVERLY HILLS 90210″ averaged nearly 8.4 million viewers per week.” [Source]
Good News: Ted Danson’s career resurgence continues having just signed on to play Jason Schwartzman’s mentor in the HBO comedy pilot BORED TO DEATH Bad News: Possibly cutting short his critically acclaimed [read: awesome] turn as the duplicitous Arthur Frobisher on FX’s addictive legal thriller DAMAGES. [Source]
Good News: The oddly addictive soundtrack to Joss Whedon’s somewhat overhyped DR. HORRIBLE SING-A-LONG BLOG is now available on iTunes. Bad News: Someone’s going to have to explain to this TV Addict why the soundtrack costs $9.99 while the three act Dr. HORRIBLE series that costs over one hundred thousand dollars to produce only costs $4.99. [iTunes Link]
Good News: A familiar face from Jack Bauer’s past is returning to 24 this season. Bad News: That familiar face, Kim “Cougar Trap” Bauer. [Source]
Good News: HOUSE returns this Tuesday. Bad News: Cutthroad B•tch does not! [Moment of Silence...] And neither does a decent amount of screen time for Cameron and Chase.