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Nashville, The Wedding Band, Once Upon A Time, Revenge & Homeland...that's a lot! - Kristy Carruba

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Published: November 12, 2012 at 09:40 AM GMT
Last Updated: November 12, 2012 at 09:40 AM GMT

By Kristy Carruba

The new reader contest winner is...DENISE OLIS who recommended 12 new readers in 6 weeks. Thanks Denise, your prize is on its way!

NEW TRIVIA CONTEST TWIST. I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL IT'S EVER TOO LATE TO GET YOUR ANSWER IN, SO THE LAST READER OF THE DAY TO SUBMIT THEIR TRIVIA ANSWER WILL ALSO GET HONORABLE MENTION, THIS WILL HELP ALL OF YOU BUT ESPECIALLY THOSE NOT LOCATED IN THE EASTERN TIME ZONE!

The answer to Friday's Trivia Question: Roseanne and the entire Conner family lived in Lanford, Illinois. Roseanne first worked at Wellman Plastics but then moved on to a few other jobs including a salon and a diner. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with everyone's Roseanne knowledge.

FIRST FIVES: Jim Wall, James Gabriele, Tara Dowling, Samantha Baril & Crystal Kyler

Thursday's Broadcast Top 5

The Big Bang Theory-CBS 5.0/16.5

Two and a Half Men-CBS 4.0/14.0

Grey's Anatomy-ABC 3.2/9.2

The Voice-NBC 3.0/9.0

Person of Interest-CBS 2.9/14.7Kristy Carruba

Thursday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5

The X Factor-FOX 1,053,903

Glee-FOX 204,639

The Vampire Diaries-CW 174,693

The Voice-NBC 159,340

Grey's Anatomy-ABC 90,238

Thursday's Cable Top 5

NFL Football-NFL Network 2.2/5.1

Jersey Shore-MTV 1.5/2.8

Burn Notice-USA 1.1/3.4

NFL Pre-Kick-NFL Network 1.1/2.9

The Big Bang Theory-TBS 1.0/2.4

Thursday's Cable Trendrr Top 5

NFL Football-NFL Network 103,915

Jersey Shore-MTV 86,972

Burn Notice-USA 36,158

Beyond Scared Straight-A&E 27,682

Piers Morgan-CNN 20,596

Friday's Broadcast Top 5

Shark Tank-ABC 2.1/6.6

Undercover Boss-CBS 2.0/9.0

Grimm-NBC 1.7/5.6

Last Man Standing-ABC 1.6/7.3

Malibu Country-ABC 1.6/7.2

Friday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5

Grimm-NBC 43,810

Fringe-FOX 40,162

Shark Tank-ABC 25,638

America's Next Top Model-CW 25,377

Nikita-CW 23,916

Friday's Cable Top 5

NA

Friday's Cable Trendrr Top 5

WWE Smackdown-Syfy 40,366

Ghost Adventures-Travel 34,824

Haven-Syfy 18,529

Gold Rush-Discovery 15,802

The Rachel Maddow Show-MSNBC 12,815

Late Night Ratings for the week of 10/29/12-11/2/12

Nightline-.9/4.2

Leno-.8/3.4

Letterman-.7/3.4

Kimmel-.6/2.3

Fallon-.6/1.8

Jon Stewart-.6/1.6

Craig Ferguson-.5/1.7

Colbert-.5/1.2

Conan-.5/.9

Carson Daly-.3/1.0

Early Morning Ratings for the week of 10/29/12-11/2/12

GMA - 1.8/2.1

Today - 1.8/2.1

CBS This AM -1.0/1.2

On Once Upon a Time, the not so dwarfy dwarves found the diamonds to make the fairy dust that will help bring Snow and Emma home and that's the good news. Along with that good news came a bunch of bad news. First was that with the breaking of the curse, the first full moon arrived in Storybrooke in 28 years along with King Spencer the jerk, who wants to make Fake Prince Charming's life as miserable as his own. Ruby the werewolf wasn't exactly sure what she should do since she hadn't experienced a full moon in a while and seemed to have misplaced her hood (you'd think she'd keep her eye on it since it was so important) so she thought she'd chain herself up in the meatless meat locker, but of course, that didn't hold her and she thought she killed Billy the tow truck guy who used to be a mouse in Cinderella's castle. After careful investigation, FakeOnce+Upon+a+Time Prince Charming realized that Ruby didn't kill Billy, King Spencer the jerk did and framed her for this murder. Back in Fairytale land, we found out that Ruby's Mom is this werewolf named Anita and if you thought you recognized her from 1988, you were right. She played Cat, Julia Roberts' sister in Mystic Pizza. Anyway, Anita taught Ruby how to control her inner wolf which she forgot all about in Storybrooke. While all of this was going on, King Jerkhead somehow stole the magic hat from Fake Prince Charming who seemed to be following the same rules of thumb that Ruby was with regard to letting important items out of their sight, and burned it in a fire making it almost impossible to get Snow and Emma back to town. But alas, all is not lost because RGold gave Henry a magic necklace to wear during his crazy dreams and now he can connect with Princess Aurora who's having the same dreams in Fairytale land. There's always a loophole when magic's involved. If there wasn't we wouldn't have a show right?

RevengeNo real info on The Initiative yet,but a bunch of other stuff went down on Revenge last night. It was really all about Mason Treadwell. I thought he had the Emily/Amanda thing all figured out. He was close but he didn't quite have it right until the real Amanda filled him in, cut him a deal and sent him to prison with the promise that as soon as she could get him out with her confession she would and he would have the book rights. I'm guessing that's in 2 more seasons, no way the writers can keep us interested past that, ratings will definitely fall off by then. They have already (just a bit) due to how freaking complicated this show is. If the show itself wasn't complicated and suspenseful, the Target/Nieman's integration sure confused me.

The "Gift of Revenge" integration definitely kept me engaged, but again...confused. This catwoman leaves cool clothes for everyone with a note to go to a secret location at midnight. Of course Revengeeveryone shows up (I'd have taken the clothes and gotten outta dodge) and it turns out to be a Nolan Ross extravaganza, but no idea why he's throwing it and no idea if you can get the clothes at Nieman's or Target, but guessing there is a big "partnership" announcement coming on 12/1. Okay...got it. Aidan gets Nolan to give up the check that proves that David Clark was an original investor in Nolcorp. Not sure why Nolan would ever give that up without back-up but he did, and now it looks like Daniel will be in charge of Grayson Global, unless again, The Initiative steps in and changes those plans. I'm guessing that Ashley is in The Initiative but who knows. Either way, I don't like seeing Victoria and Conrad as the victims now. I liked it better the other way around. At this point Conrad doesn't even know that Daniel is about to take over his company. Looks like it will be a crazy Thanksgiving in 2 weeks at Grayson manor.

I guess Quinn didn't die, but he did quickly start popping pills and we got to see his butt on Homeland. Saul went to see some crazy chick named Eileen at a Supermax prison for help in Homelandidentifying a terrorist but she wouldn't tell him anything without a government guarantee of a cell with a window. This is what our government does all day? He got her the new digs, but the guy she gave up was bullsh*t, just a diversion so she could kill herself and now Saul has more blood on his hands. Dana and Finn pick the perfect time to tell their Moms they killed someone...away at an amazing fundraiser retreat at some gagillionaire's house. I personally would have taken advantage of all of the amenities first and then spilled my guts, but that's not how Dana rolls. Of course we think that Brody and Jess are going to do the right thing, but OH NO, that can't happen or Brody's deal goes out the window, and now Dana hates Brody more than ever. Just wait till Jess finds out. Brody and Carrie hooked up in the woods but we aren't really sure if she was just following orders to empower him or if what's going down between them is real. I don't think the writers or the actors know either and I don't care, I just enjoy the hook up.

If you didn't see SNL's Homeland spoof, it's a must especially while it's fresh in your mind from last night, check it out! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/saturday-night-live-anne-hathaway-388550

On Saturday night, the plan was to go to dinner and a movie (Skyfall was the goal), but the traffic was so terrible we ended up with dinner and our couch at home, fine by me, I love my couch. I ended up watching the movie Rock of Ages (which was really bad but I enjoyed it anyway) and Rock+of+Agesthen the premiere of The Wedding Band on TBS. Here's what I know...I know that I liked the show and will definitely watch it again. Here's what I don't know...is it a comedy? Is it a drama? I have no idea. It's actually neither. The show isn't funny like a comedy but it doesn't play on your emotions like a drama. Melora Hardin, who played Jan in The Office, is the only funny part of the show. She plays Roxie Rutherford who owns the best event planning place in town. "Mother of the Bride" is the wedding band who wants to be independent but could use a place on the Rutherford roster. The best part of the show is when the wedding band actually performs. Brian Austin Green is great as Tommy, the lead singer of "Mother of the Bride" (reminded me of his Jasper's Law days). Eddie is the responsible one with a job, wife and kids who rocks out on the weekends. Barry is the drummer and Eddie's brother. Stevie's a music veteran and new to the band. My favorite scene was the bands version of Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing At All". Like I said, the best part of the show is when they're performing. Note to TBS..I can't find any of the bands performances online...big mistake...let me know where I can find them. I'd post um! They're great! For anyone who cares, Mrs. Austin Green, Megan Fox will be making a guest appearance next week...may be worth checking out.

I also caught up on Nashville over the weekend. Things are starting to get interesting now. Connie Britton's red dress wasvery interesting, I don't think Coach Taylor would have approved of it, but I thought she looked amazing. Now we're starting to learn some things about Deacon. He apparently is a former addict who really liked pills which could be what kept him and Raina apart. Unfortunately this seems to be pushing him closer to Juliette Barnes. Juliette asked him for help in getting her Mom who's an addict into rehab, which he did, but that seemed to trigger something in him and he ended up in a bar fight. He called Raina to bail him out, but she didn't accept the call, so Juliette did the honors. Is it me or doesn't anyone else see the massive age difference between the two of them? Nobody seems to mention it, and while it doesn't matter, Deacon just looks so much older when he's sitting next to Juliette than when he's sitting next to Raina. Speaking of looking old, Kimberly Williams Paisley isn't looking so great. I love her, and hope she doesn't take this the wrong way, but she looks a bit weird to me. Maybe a little Botox could help her or maybe she's had some by the wrong doctor? I don't know what it is she looks weird. We found out this week that she wasn't sleeping with Raina's husband, Teddy, (which I wish she was) she was embezzling with him which just isn't as exciting but I'm sure it will be a factor soon.

While 2012 is far from over, I found an awesome infographic of 2012 Twitter Facts that I have to share:

  • Twitter has 500 million registered users
  • Twitter has 140 million ACTIVE users
  • Twitter gets 300,000 new visitors every day
  • 11 new Twitter accounts are created every second
  • 1 million accounts are added to Twitter every day
  • 25% if Twitter accounts have ZERO followers
  • 40% of Twitter accounts have NEVER sent a single Tweet
  • 15% if adults on Twitter use Twitter
  • The average Twitter user has 27 followersTwitter
  • 55% are female and 45% are male
  • 17% of Twitter users are under 18
  • 22% of Twitter users are 18-24
  • 23% of Twitter users are 25-34
  • 17% of Twitter users are 35-44
  • 13% of Twitter users are 45-54
  • 9% of Twitter users are over the age of 55
  • 55% of Twitter users have kids
  • 49% of Twitter users have not attended college but 38% have
  • 13% of Twitter users have attended grad school
  • 51% of Twitter users are from the US
  • On a busy day, Twitter sees about 175 million Tweet
  • 750 Tweets are shared on Twitter per second
  • There are more searches on Twitter each month than on Yahoo and Bing combined
  • More than 50% of Twitter users follow companies, brands, or products
  • 57 % of all companies that use social media for business use Twitter
  • 79% of US Twitters are more likely to recommend brands they follow
  • 67% of US Twitter users are more likely to buy from brands they follow
  • Top 5 Twitter users: Lady Gaga (30MM followers), Justin Bieber, (29MM), Katy Perry (28MM), Rihanna(26MM), and Barack Obama (21MM)

There have been a lot of funny stories, jokes and videos about the Star Wars/Disney merger. I like this one, but I've always had a thing for Princess Leia (I went as her for Halloween this year!) Check it out:http://mashable.com/2012/11/05/princess-leia-learns-disney/

JIMMMY VIDEO OF THE DAY: (Sorry it's late, should have sent it on Wednesday.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu7NOcLpskQ&feature=g-user-u

NEWS & INFORMATION

*Syfy renewed Haven for a 4th Season. I watched the first season, good but way too weird for me.

*The CW has given a full season order to Beauty and the Beast. This is one I intend to catch up on during the holidays. I saw the pilot and really liked it.

*Bachelorette Ashley Hebert's wedding to J.P Rosenbaum will be televised by ABC on 12/16. Could care less, but I know there are a TON of you guys who are Bachelor/Bachelorette fans. (For all you newbies who haven't read the "if you're new" page...I don't do dating shows.

Monday's Trivia Question: What's the connection between Everwood and Parks & Recreation?

Send your Trivia Answer to Kristy at Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.

Kristy Carruba is currently Media Manager for Verizon Wireless Consumer Products where she oversees the investment and inventory management for all National media. Kristy has always had a passion for TV and started writing “TV News of the Day” in January of 2011 which evolved into Watching Way Too Much six months later. Kristy can be reached Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.

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