Channel Surfing Weekend – September 18-20, 2009

Channel Surfing Weekend – September 18-20, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Thursday night ratings: The Office, Community, Survivor, Bones and Supernatural did well … The Jay Leno Show, The Vampire Diaries and Fringe, not as much. Leno had his worst ratings so far, in fact, losing out in total viewers to a rerun of The Mentalist. Ouch.

– So you wanna dress like The Real Housewives of … wherever? Now that dream can become a reality, thanks to the upcoming Real Housewives clothing line.

This American Life, sadly, is dunzo on TV.

Sacha Baron Cohen is guesting on The Simpsons.

Oprah announced her latest book club selection, and sadly, it’s not Kathy Griffin‘s new bestselling autobio, Official Book Club Selection.

– TV Land viewers are realizing what CW viewers didn’t: Everybody Hates Chris was an excellent show. The now-defunct sitcom, narrated by and based on the teen years of comedian Chris Rock, is getting better ratings on TV Land than it did in its airings on The CW.

– The British Tudors – of Showtime’s The Tudorsmight be replaced by the Italian Borgias when The Tudors end their run on Showtime. has a great list of “25 Will They or Won’t They” TV couples.

– British tough guy Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) will guest star on Chuck, as a hitman who’s really a big softie. He’s also starring in a new spy guy series.

– A pair of songs covered by the Glee cast have hit the Billboard Hot 100.

– And coolest TV tie-in of the week: The Office Clue.

– And this weekend in primetime:

– ABC airs the ALMA Awards (8PM ET)
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? At 8PM on Fox
Eureka wraps its third season at 9PM on SyFy
Monk‘s got a murder problem (9PM, USA)
– Back-to-back new eps of Say Yes to the Dress at 9PM on TLC
– New Dog Whisperer at 9PM (NGC)
Barry Manilow hangs out on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (9PM, BBCA)
– The second season of Crash premieres on Starz at 10PM
Psych goes Bollywood with guest star Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes) at 10PM (USA)
Drew Barrymore‘s on The Jay Leno Show (10PM, NBC)
Chefs vs. City are in New Orleans (10PM, Food Network)
David Cross is among the guests on Real Time with Bill Maher (10PM, HBO)

Joan Allen plays Georgia O’Keefe in a new Lifetime bio (9PM)
– A girl tries to save her brother from the sheriff on Robin Hood (9PM, BBCA)

– The Emmys are here! The Emmys are here! At 8PM, on CBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris
– Larry’s got (even more) lady problems on the seventh season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm (9PM, HBO)
– New Tool Academy 2 on VH1 (9PM)
America’s Best Dance Crew (9PM, MTV) winds down towards next week’s season finale
– An actress is getting married on Bridezillas (9PM, WE)
Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell and Delta Burke guest on Drop Dead Diva (9PM, Lifetime)
– HBO’s new comedy Bored to Death premieres at 9:30PM
– New Mad Men at 10PM on AMC
– It’s a flashback episode for Army Wives (10PM, Lifetime)
– It’s the series premiere of Wedding Cake Wars on WE (10PM)
– New Pawn Star ep at 10PM on the History Channel
– The women try to sculpt a nude Antonio out of clay on My Antonio (10PM, VH1)
– Ari and Lloyd tussle over a client – Drama?! – on Entourage (10:30PM, HBO)

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