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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
WEDNESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - The Middle
8:30PM - The Neighbors
9PM - Modern Family
9:31PM - Modern Family
10:00PM - Nashville (Series Premiere)
* * * *
11:35PM - Nightline (LIVE)
Midnight - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Will Arnett; Chris Elliott; Dwight Yoakam performs)

CBS:
8PM - Survivor: Philippines
9PM - Criminal Minds
10PM - C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Salma Hayek Pinault; Nick Offerman; KISS performs)
12:37AM - Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Nikki Reed; author Mitch Albom)
(R - Sep. 20)

NBC:
8PM - Animal Practice
8:30PM - Guys with Kids
9PM - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10PM - Chicago Fire (Series Premiere)
* * * *
11:35PM - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Chelsea Handler; singer Plácido Domingo)
12:37AM - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Tina Fey; Terry O'Quinn; Ellie Goulding performs)
1:37AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Sarah Wayne Callies; journalist Joshuah Bearman; Fidlar performs)

FOX:
8PM - The X Factor (120 min.)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Nature: Siberian Tiger Quest (Season Premiere)
8PM - NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword
8PM - Nova scienceNOW: What Makes Us Human? (Season Premiere)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Por Ella Soy Eva
9PM - Abismo de Pasión
10PM - Amor Bravio

THE CW:
8PM - Arrow (Series Premiere)
9PM - Supernatural

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Rosa Diamante
9PM - Corazón Valiente
10PM - Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal
10:30PM - El Rostro de la Venganza

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Magic Johnson)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Author Naomi Wolf)

TBS:
After the MLB Playoffs - Conan (Mark Wahlberg; Billy Eichner: Infantree performs)
(R - Jun. 28)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Sam Rockwell promotes; Moshe Kasher; Arden Myrin; Greg Fitzsimmons)

Edited by dad1153 - 10/10/12 at 9:43am
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Critic's Notes
Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Oct. 10, 2012

2012 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
Various Networks, 1:00 p.m. ET

In another busy day of postseason baseball, first up is Game 3 of the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals playoff, with the series tied at 1 apiece. That game will be televised by the MLB Network at 1 p.m. ET. Then, at 4 p.m. ET on TBS, the Cincinnati Reds face the San Francisco Giants in game 4 of their series, with the Reds leading 2-1. TBS also has Game 3 of the New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles series, tied at 1 apiece, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. And thanks to the Oakland Athletics’ do-or-die Tuesday night win against the Detroit Tigers, Game 4 of that series will be played at 9:30 p.m. ET, televised by TNT. The Tigers have a 2-1 edge in that series.

THE MIDDLE
ABC, 8:00 p.m. ET

Remember the scene in Annie Hall when Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are panicking in the kitchen because of some runaway lobsters? Well, tonight’s episode has the Heck family in the same household location, similarly freaked out – by Brick’s new pet, a decidedly non-cuddly bunny rabbit.

THE HAUNTING
TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

This 1963 movie, with restrained but very effective special effects, is one of the best haunted-house thrillers ever made. And even though it’s nearly 50 years old, it still works, and still delivers the chills. Julie Harris stars.

MODERN FAMILY
ABC, 9:00 p.m. ET

ABC is supporting its new series Nashville by preceding it with a one-hour Modern Family special, and the sitcom can use the extra air time. It’s a big day of firsts for characters on the show: It’s Haley’s first day at college, Lily’s first day at kindergarten, and Jay and Gloria’s first day at baby class.

NASHVILLE
ABC, 10:00 p.m. ET
SERIES PREMIERE
A trio of talents makes this new ABC series worth sampling, and hoping it delivers on its initial premise and promise. Connie Britton plays a country music star whose trajectory is waning, Hayden Panettiere plays a younger singer whose star is rising, and, behind the scenes, T Bone Burnett – who guided the soundtracks for O Brother Where Art Thou? and Crazy Heart – oversees the music. So expect good acting, good music – and, with Thelma & Louise writer Callie Khouri as the series’ creator, good writing as well. For a full review, see Ed Bark’s Uncle Barky’s Bytes.


http://www.tvworthwatching.com/
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TV Review
Chicago Fire (NBC)
By Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter

Dick Wolf was not looking to rewrite the playbook when he shepherded Chicago Fire to the small screen. That’s not what he does. He pounds stories into workmanlike form then wants them to run a strong 45 minutes and come back next week to do it again.

With any luck, Chicago Fire will run forever, and Denver Fire and Miami Fire will follow, and the money will flow.

Which is to say that if you’re looking for something groundbreaking in the procedural department, you’re not going to find it in this drama about guys on the Firehouse 51 truck and their rivalry with the Rescue Squad that shares the station. There is rampant testosterone, and it won’t dissipate until two female paramedics arrive to hotten things up. Anybody unclear on the concept? Good. Now, whether anything is wrong with that approach is another debate. But there’s nothing wrong with procedurals you can count on to entertain you for an hour a week. Wolf knows how to do those. And, besides, television was missing a series about firefighters.

From creators and writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (3:10 to Yuma), Chicago Fire benefits greatly from being shot on location. Half the thrill of a series like this is the realism of the neighborhoods when the truck rolls up. Having a sense of place always has been important to Wolf, even if that place mostly has been New York.

When the series opens, the squad has lost a man. And that has set off bickering between team leaders Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer), in charge of the truck, and Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), in charge of the Rescue Squad. Each holds the other accountable for the loss. Eamonn Walker as Battalion Chief Wallace Boden lends a large measure of wisdom and veteran leadership to the squad, though Boden’s thinking about cutting back his stress by transferring to a quiet area and a desk job. David Eigenberg plays Christopher Herrmann, a longtime firefighter whose house has been foreclosed on and who’s wondering what the point is to all this struggle. Eigenberg has that everyman quality that helps set off the hunk battle between Kinney and Spencer. Monica Raymund and Lauren German are the paramedics, while Charlie Barnett plays Peter Mills, the bright-eyed new guy who comes from a family of firefighters (see: familiarity).

No need to get all Rescue Me on us. No ghosts, no boundary pushing, no flights of fancy.

Rote but entertaining, Chicago Fire can’t be ruled out as perhaps one of NBC’s best chances for a hit.

CHICAGO FIRE
The Bottom Line: One hour of workmanlike drama.
Airdate: 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 (NBC)


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com//review/chicago-fire-tv-review-375834
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What's with the asterisks on Late Night shows? (I'm supposing they are Estern Time)

Why is tThe Tonight Show on a different Schedule?
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What's with the asterisks on Late Night shows? (I'm supposing they are Estern Time)
Why is tThe Tonight Show on a different Schedule?

I think the **** are like placeholders for the news due to the header comment: Network late night shows are preceded by late local news

No idea why leno is that late though....doesnt seem correct.
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Oops, thanks about the wrong start times for Leno and Fallon. I copy-pasted the schedule from two weeks ago because the one from a week ago had the Presidential Debates on and I would have had to retype all those shows (yes, I'm lazy.tongue.gif). The * * * * is to separate the primetime block from the late night block, i.e. the local news 35 min. break. Sorry if it wasn't clear.smile.gif
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Obituary
Lions great Alex Karras dies at 77
By Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press - Oct. 10, 2012

Alex Karras was a giant in football, and a mean one at that. But off the field, he was an bigger presence.

Funny, flawed, durable, direct, bitter, brave and talented, Karras was all these things during 12 seasons as a defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions in 1958-70 -- and during a successful film and television career that followed.

Karras, 77, died about 3 a.m. today, surrounded by his family at his home in Los Angeles, after suffering from dementia and kidney failure. He was part of a large group of former players suing the NFL for head trauma.

"He's not suffering, that's the big thing," said Tom McInerney, owner of McInerney’s Woodhaven Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and a friend of Karras since the 1950s. "That's the most important thing right now."

Pat Studstill, Karras’ good friend and former teammate as receiver for the Lions, lived near Karras in Los Angeles the past 30 years. He visited Karras on Tuesday morning but said his old friend was heavily medicated and appeared to be in coma.

“I just broke up,” Studstill said. “I couldn’t keep it together. I whispered in his ear that I was there, and Katie, his daughter, said, ‘He hears you.’ But I know he didn’t.

“It’s just a terrible, terrible thing. I’m glad I got to go, though, to see him. It was so sad. The big lummox. He’s one of the sweetest guys you’d ever meet.”

• Related: How we'll remember Alex Karras

While recalling Karras’ life and accomplishments, friends, former players and teammates marveled at his professional versatility and success. But above all, they remembered Karras’ domination on the field as part of the vaunted Fearsome Foursome defensive line with Darris McCord, Roger Brown and Sam Williams.

“He was thought of, at the time, as the best defensive lineman in football,” said former rival Mike Ditka, a Hall of Fame tight end with the Chicago Bears. “I know there was (Gene) Big Daddy Lipscomb. There were a lot of guys. But he was the best.”

Ditka counted himself lucky that Bears coach George Halas never asked him to go against Karras one-on-one.

“I think if Halas would have put a play in where I had to block him, I would have said, ‘No, thanks,’“ Ditka said.

Flags were lowered to half-mast today at the Lions' practice facility in Allen Park. Team president Tom Lewand released a statement: “On behalf of the William Clay Ford Family and the entire Detroit Lions organization, we extend our deepest sympathies to Susan, the Karras family and to all of Alex’s friends and fans across the country. While his legacy reached far beyond the gridiron, we always will fondly remember Alex as one of our own and also as one of the best to ever wear the Honolulu blue and silver.”

Longtime linebacker Wayne Walker and Karras were Lions rookies in 1958 and were training-camp roommates early in their careers. Walker developed a special appreciation for all of Karras’ talents.

“Alex was probably the most individual man/football player ever,” Walker said. “He was just so original. There was no one like him before and there won’t be anyone like him after. He had this Jackie Gleason-type body and, God, he could really play. He could really play. He threw offensive linemen around.”

By today’s NFL standards, and perhaps even those of his era, Karras was undersized for a defensive tackle, at about 6-feet-2 and 248 pounds. He also wore thick glasses and struggled to see without them on the field. And he had small legs.

“So that, in itself, says a lot about his ability to accomplish the things that he did,” Lions Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders said, “because he didn’t have the stature of Rosie Greer or Roger Brown. He was just a short, stocky kid that smoked a cigar.”

The cigar became one of Karras’ trademark symbols, even making some appearances in the locker room showers. Karras also didn’t work out. He preferred cigars to sit-ups and beers to barbells.

“He was 6-2, 260, and in the weight room, he never lifted weights,” Walker said. “Once a year, he’d come in, smoke a cigar, trim down to his shorts, get under the barbell and bench-press 300 pounds twice. He’d dress, and you’d never see him in the weight room again.”

Karras made four Pro Bowls in his career and missed only one game over 12 seasons. He also was suspended for the 1963 season, after he and some teammates bet on the 1962 NFL championship game.

In ’63, Karras made a big splash when he took on Dick the Bruiser in a pro-wrestling match at Olympia Stadium in Detroit.

"For that one night's work, I made $17,000 -- $4,000 more than I made with the Lions, " Karras told the Free Press in 2003. "Actually, I think I made more money working for Hoot and Tom McInerney selling cars in the off-season than I did in my football career. But that was a different era and before agents."

The wrestling match was one of Karras’ first tastes of the limelight away from football. He later played himself in the 1968 movie version of George Plimpton’s book “Paper Lion.” He also worked as an analyst for ABC’s “Monday Night Football” in 1974-76 and garnered acclaim for his comedic turn as the slow-witted brute Mongo in the 1974 Mel Brooks movie “Blazing Saddles.” He also starred opposite his wife, Susan Clark, in the hit 1980s TV series “Webster.”

"He was a giant of a man with a big heart, a great sense of humor, and very grounded outlook on life," actor Emmanuel Lewis, who played Karras' adoptive son, Webster, told si.com. "He might have towered over you . . . but he had a knack of being able get down to your level without being small about it."

Walker always saw Karras’ natural showmanship.

“He was Mr. Show Business in the locker room and the dorm,” Walker said. “He could sing, he could dance, he was funny. He was a natural for that.

“And then Mongo, I mean, God, give me a break. You’d look at Mongo even now, and you can’t picture anyone else playing him except Alex, can you? No, nuh-uh. Who would have made ever a better Mongo? No one.”

Many teammates and former players also have a hard time picturing the Pro Football Hall of Fame without Karras. There is plenty of speculation about why Karras has not gained entrance. Some think it’s because his gambling was widespread. Some say it’s because he never apologized to commissioner Pete Rozelle for the betting.

“It’s just incredible to me that he’s not in the Hall of Fame,” Walker said. “He was, by far, the best defensive lineman in the league in our era. Nobody was better than him. He ragdolled people with his pass rush. He was so quick and so strong.”

Ditka had harsh words for the NFL and its Hall of Fame selection committee.

“I think they aught to get over that,” Ditka said of Karras’ gambling. “That was a long time ago, and it had no reflection on how he played the game. He’s a Hall of Fame football player, believe me.”

Services are pending, and in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to groups that protect the environment including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Bioneers and Greenpeace.

http://www.freep.com/article/20121010/SPORTS01/121010027/alex-karras-dies-death-nfl-actor?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports
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TUESDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
‘Voice’ lifts NBC to third nightly win in a row
Hit reality show is night's top program with a 4.4
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Oct. 10, 2012

NBC is already the clear leader on Monday nights.

Now “The Voice” is putting it in contention on Tuesdays.

NBC won a Tuesday for the first time during the young season with a lineup powered by its hit singing show, which notched a three-week high on the night.

“Voice” averaged a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, easily finishing as the night’s No. 1 program. The No. 2 show, CBS’s “NCIS,” was a full point behind.

It marked the first time that NBC, which also won Sunday and Monday nights, won three straight nights during the regular season since Dec. 19 to 21 in 2010.

“Voice” in turn lifted lead-out “Go On” to a 2.8 at 9 p.m., up 33 percent from last week, when “Voice” was a recap rather than a new episode. Clearly “Go’s” fortunes are tied to “Voice,” but it does pretty well when the latter is original.

New sitcom “The New Normal,” which, like “Go,” has already received a full-season order, drew a 2.0 at 9:30, also up from last week.

Both “Go” and “Normal” topped Fox’s competing sitcoms “New Girl” (2.7) and “The Mindy Project” (1.9), in their respective timeslots by a tenth of a point. “Girl” and “Mindy” were even to last week.

Fox’s only show to see week-to-week growth was “Raising Hope,” which improved a tenth to a 1.8 at 8 p.m.

CBS’s “NCIS” (3.3) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.9) were down 11 percent and 6 percent, respectively, from last week, but new 10 p.m. drama “Vegas” was flat at 2.0, tying NBC’s “Parenthood” (up 25 percent) for the timeslot lead.

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars Results” averaged a 2.1 at 9 p.m., equaling last week’s rating.

NBC was first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.9 average overnight rating and an 8 share. CBS was second at 2.8/8, Fox third at 2.0/5, Univision and ABC tied for fourth at 1.7/5, Telemundo was sixth at 0.5/1 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-five percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

NBC started the night in the lead with a 4.4 at 8 p.m. for "The Voice," followed by CBS with a 3.3 for "NCIS." Fox and Univision tied for third at 1.6, Fox for "Hope" (1.8) and "Ben and Kate" (1.5) and Univision for "Por Ella Soy Eva," with ABC fifth with a 1.2 for a "Stars" recap episode, CW sixth with a 0.4 for "Hart of Dixie" and Telemundo seventh with a 0.3 for "Rosa Diamante."

CBS took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 2.9 for "NCIS: Los Angeles," while NBC slipped to second with a 2.4 for "Go" (2.8) and "Normal" (2.0). Fox was third with a 2.3 for "Girl" (2.7) and "Mindy" (1.9), ABC fourth with a 2.1 for a "Stars" results episode, Univision fifth with a 1.8 for "Abismo de Pasion," Telemundo sixth with a 0.4 for "Corazon Valiente" and CW seventh with a 0.2 for "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog."

At 10 p.m. CBS and NBC tied for first at 2.0, CBS for "Vegas" and NBC for "Parenthood." ABC and Univision tied for third at 1.6, ABC for "Private Practice" and Univision for "Amor Bravio," and Telemundo was fifth with a 0.6 for "Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal" (0.8) and "El Rostro de la Venganza" (0.4).

CBS finished first for the night among households with a 9.8 average overnight rating and a 15 share. ABC was second at 6.4/10, NBC third at 4.8/7, Fox fourth at 2.4/4, Univision fifth at 2.0/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.7/1 and CW seventh at 0.6/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/voice-lifts-nbc-to-third-straight-nightly-win/
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Made in Jersey has been cancelled
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OUCH! I really liked that show. Janet Montgomery is very charming. frown.gif

From the L.A. Times: it will be replaced by Undercover Boss on Nov. 2, with reruns of H5O and NCIS airing at 9 p.m. on Fridays in the interim.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-made-in-jersey-undercover-boss-cbs-20121010,0,6244704.story
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Made in Jersey has been cancelled
What! Already? I liked it also.
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Critic's Notes
Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Oct. 10, 2012

NASHVILLE
ABC, 10:00 p.m. ET
SERIES PREMIERE
A trio of talents makes this new ABC series worth sampling, and hoping it delivers on its initial premise and promise. Connie Britton plays a country music star whose trajectory is waning, Hayden Panettiere plays a younger singer whose star is rising

The irony being, in terms of acting careers the reverse is true.
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Nielsen Notes
Made in Jersey on CBS First New Series Cancellation
By Marc Berman, TVMediaInsights.com - Oct. 10, 2012

CBS legal drama Made in Jersey is the first to go among the 21 new fall primetime series, with inspirational non-scripted benchwarmer Undercover Boss called to duty at 8 p.m. Shifting back to 9 p.m. this week will be veteran CSI: NY (which moved to 8 p.m. this season) into three-year old Blue Bloods at 10 p.m. The revamped evening, which to-date is down year-to-year by double-digit percentages, will go into effect on November 2.

The removal of Made in Jersey, which plummeted to a 0.8 rating/3 share among adults 18-49 in its second telecast (based on the Live Plus Same Day results) is immediate. A repeat of NCIS will air in the 8 p.m. hour this Friday, followed by an encore of Hawaii Five-O on Oct. 19 and another repeat of NCIS on Oct. 26.

http://www.tvmediainsights.com/2012/10/made-on-jersey-on-cbs-first-new-series-cancellation/
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TV Notes
Ian McShane Joins 'American Horror Story: Asylum'
By Tim Kenneally, TheWrap.com - Oct. 10, 2012

Watch out, Jessica Lange; Blackbeard is coming for you.

Ian McShane, who played the infamous pirate Blackbeard in last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," has signed on for the upcoming season of FX's creep-tastic drama "American Horror Story: Asylum."

"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy broke the news on his Twitter account Monday, saying that McShane will "tussle" with Jessica Lange's Sister Jude character.

"Guess who's coming to #AmericanHorrorStory Asylum to tussle with Jessica Lange?" Murphy wrote. "Legendary Golden Globe winner Ian McShane!" (McShane won a best actor Golden Globe in 2004 for the HBO series "Deadwood.")

Additional details about McShane's character, or when he'll appear on the show -- which premieres Oct. 17 -- were not immediately available. A spokesman for FX has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

The second season of "American Horror Story" has added an impressive roster of actors for its second season to perform alongside the returning cast members from the first season. "Breaking Bad" star Mark Margolis, James Cromwell and Chloe Sevigny.

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/pirates-caribbean-star-ian-mcshane-joins-american-horror-story-asylum-60196
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Business Notes
Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters
By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times' 'Company Town' Blog - Oct. 10, 2012

Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever since, has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Walt Disney Co.

The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado, where Stan Lee Media -- co-founded by the famous Marvel Comics writer, who is no longer an officer of the company -- is headquartered. It claims that a contract signed by Lee in 1998 assigned his rights to all of his comic book creations, including Spider-Man, the X-Men and most members of super-team Avengers, to Stan Lee Media.

"The true facts are that Stan Lee Media Inc. owns the copyrights to Stan Lee's creations," the complaint states. "Accordingly, Stan Lee Media Inc. is entitled to the billions of dollars of profits that have been kept by Defendant Disney."

Specifically, the lawsuit focuses on the many successful movies based on Marvel characters released since Disney acquired the comic book company at the end of 2009, including the Marvel-produced "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "The Avengers," as well as "X-Men First Class" and "The Amazing Spider-Man," which were licensed to other studios.

On Oct. 15, 1998, according to documents filed with the suit, Lee signed a contract assigning the rights to all characters he had created or would create to Stan Lee Media. Just two weeks later, Lee signed a contract with Marvel assigning the same rights to the then-independent comic book company.

Stan Lee Media claims that its rights supersede Marvel's because its contract was signed first. In addition, it claims Disney never publicly recorded Marvel's agreement with Lee with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Four pages of the 10-page complaint are filled with descriptions of the other litigation involving Stan Lee Media. They include suits between the company, its shareholders and Lee.

A 2009 suit filed by Stan Lee Media shareholders against Marvel and Lee in New York federal court over ownership of Lee-created characters was dismissed.

The new complaint notes that Stan Lee Media's history of litigation is "somewhat tortured" but that none of the prior rulings "limit in any sense" the new claims.

[Update, 1:23 p.m.: A Walt Disney Co. spokeswoman e-mailed the following statement in response to the lawsuit: "This lawsuit is without merit, it arises out of the same core facts and legal claims that have been rejected by three federal district court judges.]

A spokeswoman for Lee did not respond to a request for comment.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-stan-lee-disney-lawsuit-20121010,0,638971.story
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
THURSDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - Last Resort
9PM - Vice Presidential Debate (LIVE, 120 min.)
* * * *
11:35PM - Nightline (LIVE)
Midnight - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Kevin James; Ezra Miller)

CBS:
8PM - The Big Bang Theory
8:31PM - Two and a Half Men
9PM - Vice Presidential Debate (LIVE, 120 min.)
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Lucy Liu; Rob Corddry; Daughter performs)
12:37AM - Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Neil Patrick Harris; comic Gerry Dee)
(R - Sep. 21)

NBC:
8PM - 30 Rock
8:30PM - Up All Night
9PM - Vice Presidential Debate (LIVE, 120 min.)
* * * *
11:35PM - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Terry Bradshaw; Capt. Mark Kelly; Grizzly Bear performs)
12:37AM - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Christina Applegate; Nick Offerman; Jackson Browne performs)
1:37AM - Last Call With Carson Daly (Sam Rockwell; writer Jordan Roberts; Kimbra performs)

FOX:
8PM - The X-Factor
9PM - Vice Presidential Debate (LIVE, 120 min.)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - The 'This Old House' Hour
9PM - Vice Presidential Debate (LIVE, 120 min.)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Por Ella Soy Eva
9PM - Abismo de Pasión
10PM - Amor Bravio

THE CW:
8PM - The Vampire Diaries (Season Premiere)
9PM - Beauty and the Beast (Series Premiere)

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Rosa Diamante
9PM - Corazón Valiente
10PM - Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal
10:30PM - El Rostro de la Venganza

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Director Paul Thomas Anderson)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Author Chrystia Freeland)

TBS:
After the MLB Playoffs - Conan (Steve Byrne; comic Denis Leary; comic Cristela Alonzo)
(R - Jul. 16)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Bryan Cranston; Michael Yo; Kerri Kenny-Silver; Mo Mandel)

FX:
11:02PM - BrandX wth Russell Brand
11:32PM - Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell
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TV Review
Beauty and the Beast: Just Bad
By Verne Gay, Newsday - Oct. 10, 2012

THE SHOW "Beauty and the Beast"

WHEN | WHERE Thursday night at 9 on CW/11

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Years ago, Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, who played Lana Lang on "Smallville") witnessed her mother's murder, and just as the killers were about to off her, too, a wild animal -- or manimal -- sprang from the woods and offed them first. Then he, or it, silently disappeared. Fast-forward to 2012, when "Cat" is now working as a homicide detective with the NYPD. Prints at a murder scene lead her to seek a doctor who had enlisted post-9/11, was presumed dead in Afghanistan, but who . . . long story short . . . is in fact the "beast" that saved her all those years ago. As it happened, Vincent (Jay Ryan) was part of a biochemical experiment that changed his DNA, making him into a super warrior. But this army of secret warriors was deemed dangerous, and exterminated. Vincent escaped, to become Cat's guardian angel -- for reasons to be determined.

MY SAY TV has tackled "B&B" a handful of times, but the starting point with any discussion is Ron Perlman's late-'80s CBS version, which, of course, had no relation to the Disney feature except in one key respect: The beast looked like a lion in both instances. When Vincent undergoes a Hulk-like morph here, he looks like a guy who downed a fifth of whiskey, got on the losing end of a bar fight and fell face down in a puddle. Needless to say, he's not as scary as he is pathetic, not a "beast" as much as a slob. This newcomer hasn't expunged the emblematic fairy-tale elements of all the versions -- the beast eventually turns into a handsome prince, etc. -- as much as obliterate them. Why? Possibly to add political relevancy (the war in Afghanistan) or possibly to save on makeup expenses. It almost doesn't matter what Vincent looks like, because this "Beast" is a dud. Absent a compelling core romance, and absent a passably beast-like beast, you're left with a sodden police procedural.

BOTTOM LINE The beauty. The beast. Wonder which best describes this CW remake?

GRADE D+


http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/beauty-and-the-beast-review-just-bad-1.4096949
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Critic's Notes
Bianculli's Best Bets
By David Bianculli, TVWorthWatching.com - Oct. 11, 2012

2012 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
TBS, 1:00 p.m. ET

The New York Yankees delivered a thriller of a postseason game yesterday: after trailing the Baltimore Orioles for the entire game, the Yankees tied it in the bottom of the ninth when Raul Ibanez hit a solo homer – then won the game in the bottom of the 12th when he hit another one. The Yankees now lead the series 2-1, with Game 4 played at 7:30 p.m. ET on TBS. Other games today, and where they can be found: the final-elimination Game 5 of the Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants series, at 1 p.m. ET on TBS; and Game 4 of the Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals series, with the Cards ahead 2-1, starting at 4 p.m. ET on TBS.

THE BIG BANG THEORY
CBS, 8:00 p.m. ET

The guys on this show always have women trouble – and tonight, there’s trouble when it’s discovered that Alex, the physics grad student Sheldon (Jim Parsons) has selected to help with some research, is an attractive woman (played by Margo Harshman).

30 ROCK
NBC, 8:00 p.m. ET

Tonight’s politically themed new episode, called “Governor Dunston,” features some tantalizing guest stars, including Catherine O’Hara, Matthew Broderick and, especially, a now-dramatic actor returning to his sitcom roots: Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, playing the significant other of Kenneth’s mom (O’Hara).

2012 VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Various Networks, 9:00 p.m. ET

After the first presidential debate of 2012, in which media pundits overwhelmingly awarded the victory to Mitt Romney over Barack Obama, this one-time-only vice presidential debate looms large. For the Democrats, it’s incumbent Vice President Joe Biden. For the Republicans, it’s Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, in by far his biggest national-profile appearance of the campaign.

THE GREATEST EVENT IN TELEVISION
Cartoon Network, 12:00 a.m. ET

Not to be pessimistic, but I suspect the title of this new Adult Swim special will turn to to be a tad inaccurate. Even so, it does feature both Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Adam Scott of Parks and Recreation, so it won’t be the Worst event in television history. I say give it a peek, just for those two guys – and the audacity of the title.


http://www.tvworthwatching.com/
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

Made in Jersey has been cancelled

Well, that clears up a DVR scheduling dilemma. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by SowegaBowler View Post

H5O

FYI, it is H5[zero], not H5[Oh]
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

FYI, it is H5[zero], not H5[Oh]

Just because the new version is a 'zero' while the old version was an 'oh' doesn't make it so! Steve and Danno call it Five Oh on the program, not Five Zero....
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Man, was hoping for another fun Thursday, I guess just one hour and go to sleep early..
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Cartoon Network is 20 years old today !


* and stll not on Verizon FiOs.
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Since there's no thread for week 6 NFL action, here's the link.

http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/2012/wk6.html
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WEDNESDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
Good starts for ‘Nashville’ and ‘Arrow’
Much-hyped ABC country music drama bows to a 2.8
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Oct. 11, 2012

Two new dramas got off to good starts last night, including one on the long-struggling CW.

ABC’s “Nashville,” the much-hyped soap about an aging country music star, averaged a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating at 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, winning its timeslot.

The rating was decent for a 10 p.m. show, and it became ABC’s best drama bow of the season.

The show did decline 17 percent from its first to its second half hour, and it lost 43 percent of lead-in “Modern Family’s” rating, though it retained more of “Family’s” audience than “Revenge,” the show that aired in the same hour last year.

CW’s “Arrow” looks very promising. The new 8 p.m. comic-book-based drama averaged 4.02 million viewers, the network’s best average for any show in three years.

It was also the most-watched premiere for any CW show since “The Vampire Diaries” in September 2009.

The show averaged a 1.3 in 18-49s and boosted the network to its best Wednesday in two years in 18-49s and 18-34s.

“Family” was the night’s highest-rated show with the 4.9 at 9:30. Another original episode at 9 drew a 4.7, the night’s second-highest-rated show, though both were down from the comedy’s 5.5 bow two weeks ago.

NBC’s “Animal Practice” faded to a 1.1 in its third week, sliding 15 percent from last week. It could be one of the new season’s next casualties.

ABC’s new comedy, “The Neighbors,” was flat to last week with a 1.9 at 8:30.

Fox won the night with “The X Factor,” the evening’s third-highest-rated show.

Fox averaged a 3.4 average overnight rating and a 9 share in primetime. ABC was a close second at 3.2/9, CBS third at 2.8/9, NBC fourth at 1.6/5, Univision fifth at 1.5/4, CW sixth at 1.2/3 and Telemundo seventh at 0.5/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-five percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. Fox led with a 3.2 for "Factor," followed by CBS with a 2.6 for "Survivor." ABC was third with a 2.1 for "The Middle" (2.4) and "The Neighbors" (1.9), Univision fourth with a 1.6 for "Por Ella Soy Eva," NBC and CW tied for fifth at 1.3, NBC for "Animal Practice" (1.1) and "Guys With Kids" (1.4) and CW for "Arrow," and Telemundo was seventh with a 0.4 for "Rosa Diamante."

ABC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 4.8 for two episodes of "Family" (4.7 and 4.9), while Fox slipped to second with a 3.6 for more "Factor." CBS was third with a 3.0 for "Criminal Minds," NBC fourth with a 1.8 for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Univision fifth with a 1.6 for "Abismo de Pasion," CW sixth with a 1.0 for "Supernatural" and Telemundo seventh with a 0.6 for "Corazon Valiente."

At 10 p.m. ABC was first again with a 2.8 for "Nashville," with CBS second with a 2.6 for "CSI." NBC was third with a 1.9 for the series premiere of "Chicago Fire," Univision fourth with a 1.4 for "Amor Bravio" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.6 for "Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal" (0.8) and "El Rostro de la Venganza" (0.5).

CBS led the night among households with a 6.7 average overnight rating and an 11 share. ABC was second at 5.9/9, Fox third at 5.6/9, NBC fourth at 3.7/6, CW and Univision tied for fifth at 2.0/3, and Telemundo seventh at 0.7/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/good-starts-for-nashville-and-arrow/

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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
The DVR’s huge impact on this season
Usage is up, leading the networks to hold off on axing new shows
By Diego Vasquez, Media Life Magazine - Oct. 11, 2012

Last year by this point in the season three new shows had already been axed.

But despite much lower ratings for this fall’s new shows, just one,“Made in Jersey,” has been yanked. And that may be a trend that continues for the foreseeable future.

What’s holding the networks back is DVRs.

This year, with DVRs now in an all-time high 46 percent of households, time-shifted viewing is higher than ever before.

New shows are seeing bumps of 50 percent or more from three-day DVR playback, meaning that roughly a third of the show’s audience is watching on a time delay.

It’s an audience the networks can’t ignore, since advertising is sold based on commercial ratings including three-day DVR playback.

And so they’re waiting longer to make a judgment on a show’s future so that they can consider its DVR ratings in the equation. It takes several days to get the L+3 numbers and three full weeks to receive the seven-day playback data from Nielsen.

“I do think DVR playback not only is delaying a network’s decision on the fate of the program, it takes a little longer to evaluate the ratings performance of programs, especially the lower-rated ones,” says Brad Adgate, senior vice president of research at Horizon Media.

A show like Fox’s “Mob Doctor,” which fell to a mere 0.9 adults 18-49 rating on Monday, or NBC’s “Animal Practice,” which ranked 70th on broadcast last week, might not have made it past two episodes in past years.

But the networks are waiting to see what sort of time-shifting numbers shows get. They’ve already handed out several full-season orders to programs that, in past years, might have been on cancellation watch if not for their strong DVR bumps.

NBC picked up “The New Normal,” which averaged a 2.0 rating last night, after the show saw a DVR increase of 41 percent for its first episode.

And Fox gave full-season orders to “Ben and Kate” and “The Mindy Project,” both of which have been under a 2.0 rating the past two weeks, after they both saw bigger DVR bumps in their second weeks.

Still, once the networks have gotten enough DVR data to pour over, the axe will fall, and three shows are looking most likely for the next cancellation at this point.

One is “Mob,” which is going on a brief hiatus while Fox airs postseason baseball. If it doesn’t perk up upon its return, it will undoubtedly get the axe.

“While it appears Fox is tweaking ‘Mob Doctor,’ the ratings are disappointing especially when compared to last season’s ‘Terra Nova,’ albeit that show was a lot more expensive to produce,” Adgate says. “’Mob Doctor’ also has a relatively older audience profile, a little unusual for a first-year show on Fox.”

Another endangered show is “Practice.” NBC’s decision earlier this week to hold the premieres of “Community” and “Whitney” until later this season was widely seen as an indication that one of those shows will be called on to take “Practice’s” place on Wednesday.

The other program is, surprisingly, on CBS, which usually has the most stable new shows.

“Partners” has been a huge disappointment at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, proving a weak link in CBS’s otherwise stellar comedy lineup.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/the-dvrs-huge-impact-on-this-season/
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TV Notes
NBC’s ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Pilot To Air On October 26 As Halloween Special
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Oct. 11, 2012

NBC‘s Mockingbird Lane pilot is coming to primetime earlier and in a different form than originally planned. The hourlong pilot, written by Bryan Fuller and directed by Bryan Singer, will air as a Halloween special on Friday, October 26, at 8 PM, leading into a Halloween-themed episode of supernatural drama Grimm. NBC’s Friday 8 PM slot became vacant when the network this week decided to hold back comedies Community and Whitney. “This exciting new take on a memorable series will definitely blow out conventional wisdom and create its own legacy,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Teaming this new show with a terrifying episode of Grimm makes the perfect pre-Halloween fright-fest.”

Related: NBC’s ‘Munsters’ Reboot ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Unlikely To Go Forward

NBC brass decided to air the pilot as a special in lieu of giving the Munsters reboot a series pickup. The big-budget pilot stars Jerry O’Connell as family patriarch Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as his wife Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. It has been lauded for its visual style but the overall consensus was that it didn’t quite pull off the high-concept premise of a contemporary hourlong show about a family of “monsters” based on the 1960s sitcom. The project had been in the works at NBC for a couple of seasons, originally developed by the previous regime during the 2010-11 development cycle. Fuller’s script was one of very few Bob Greenblatt kept in play when he took over the network in January 2011. It was redeveloped and, in November 2011, ordered to pilot around the same time another Fuller-written drama, Hannibal, landed a script-to-series deal at NBC.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/nbcs-mockingbird-lane-pilot-to-air-on-october-26-as-halloween-special/
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
FRIDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - Shark Tank
9PM - Primetime: What Would You Do?
10PM - 20/20
* * * *
11:35PM - Nightline (LIVE)
Midnight - Jimmy Kimmel Live (Amy Poehler; Alan Arkin; Garbage performs)
(R - Oct. 3)

CBS:
8PM - NCIS
(R)
9PM - CSI: NY (New Time Slot)
10PM - Blue Bloods
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (John Goodman; comic Jeff Altman; Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss perform)
12:37AM - Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Dennis Quaid; Ellie Kemper)
(R - Sep. 24)

NBC:
8PM - The Voice
(R - Oct. 9)
9PM - Grimm
10PM - Dateline NBC
* * * *
11:35PM - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Miley Cyrus; comic Rove McManus; The Script performs)
12:37AM - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Salma Hayek Pinault; Andrew Lincoln; musician Peter Gabriel; Benjamin Gibbard performs)
1:37AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Musician Billy Corgan; Andrew Bird performs; director Giles Walker)
(R - Sep. 26)

FOX:
8PM - The X-Factor
(R - Oct. 11)
9PM - Fringe

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Washington Week in Review
8:30PM - Need to Know
9PM - American Masters - Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel
(R - Apr. 2)
10PM - VOCES on PBS - Unfinished Spaces

UNIVISION:
8PM - Por Ella Soy Yo (120 min.)
10PM - El Amor Bravio

THE CW:
8PM - Arrow
(R - Oct. 10)
9PM - Beauty and the Beast
(R - Oct. 11)

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Junto al Tri (Special)
8:30PM - La Antesala (LIVE)
9PM - Fútbol - FIFA Copa Mundial 2014, Clasificatoria: Guyana vs. México (120 min., LIVE)

HBO:
10PM - Real Time with Bill Maher (LIVE; Ben Affleck; Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.); Gov. Brian Schweitzer; former FDIC chair Sheila Bair; commentator Ann Coulter)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately
(R)
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