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Warehouse 13 Season Finale Tonight!

In 2009 Pilots, 2010 Summer Schedule, Summer Schedule, SyFy, Warehouse 13 on 09/22/2009 at 3:15 pm

Warehouse 13

This was most definitely the summer of cable when it came to original programming.  Networks like USA and SyFy slaughtered their older broadcast siblings in not only ratings, but also quality.  One of the big winners was Warehouse 13.  The new original series was launched by SyFy right around the time that they actually became SyFy, leaving the plainly original SciFi name behind.

Sci Fi geeks everywhere created an uproar over the new name and even the way they went about getting the rights to the name.  Many out there, critics too, claimed Warehouse 13 was just mindless zone-out style entertainment…Then the ratings started rolling out.  W13 was a hit.  A big hit.

We are proud to say that DVR Life was not one of those  that called Warehouse 13 mindless.  We dug the quirky artifacts and love-hate relations from the beginning.  And so here we are now.  The fall season is taking over TV schedules and the first season finale of Warehouse 13 airs tonight.  Don’t worry, though, as the show has already been renewed for a second season to air in summer 2010.  Here’s a quick peek at tonight’s season finale:

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The season one finale of Warehouse 13 airs tonight, September 22nd at 9pm on SyFy.

AMC Renews Mad Men

In 2010 Summer Schedule, AMC, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, HBO, Mad Men, Monk, Nurse Jackie, Showtime, The Sopranos on 09/02/2009 at 2:02 pm

Mad Men

Could we possibly make it to Beatlemania?  Maybe Woodstock?  The moon landing?  What will Don do when he comes upon his first hippie?  All things to ponder while celebrating the news that AMC has renewed Mad Men for a fourth season.  Thankfully, there was none of the contentiousness that swirled around the show’s renewal and Matthew Weiner’s contract negotiations last year.  No word on how many episodes were ordered, but Variety says we can expect the show to return in late summer again.

While we’re at it, it’s been a fantastic summer for Weiner’s fellow The Sopranos alum: Edie Falco reinvented herself with Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, Steve Buscemi and Terence Winter landed again at HBO with Martin Scorcese’s Boardwalk Empire, Jamie-Lynn Sigler playing herself has been quite a highlight to this season of Entourage,  James Gandolfini’s In The Loop has become a critical darling and multiple members of the cast, both mobsters and FBI agents, appeared on last week’s mobbed-up episode of USA’s Monk.

Mad Men is currently airing it’s third season each Sunday at 10pm on AMC,

TNT Renews Leverage

In 2010 Summer Schedule, Leverage, TNT on 08/27/2009 at 12:27 pm

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TNT announced today that they’ve picked up sophomore super-hit Leverage for a third season.  The network has order 15 new episodes and the series is set to return in the summer of 2010.  The Robin Hood-esque clan of grifters managed an impressive average of 3.9 million weekly viewers in it’s freshman run and, not surprisngly, that number has grown to 4.1 million for their sophomore season.

The series was also ranked as the ninth most watch show this summer and TNT scored well on the list, too, being the second most watched ad-supported cable network of the summer season.  That’s a pretty big achievement considering this has been the biggest, and most watched, summer in television history.  So congrats to you, TNT and Leverage.  Looking forward to seeing you next July.

The second season of Leverage continues each Tuesday at 9pm on TNT until it’s season finale on September 9th.

The Royal Pains Wrap Rap

In 2010 Summer Schedule, Royal Pains, Summer Schedule, USA on 08/21/2009 at 2:13 pm

Royal Pains

In celebration of the upcoming Royal Pains season finale they’ve released what is most likely a first for a USA original series: a rap video.  The song, performed by Two Live Jew & The RP Crew, does not make much sense and they’re not about to win any grammy’s, but the whole thing falls squarely in the “this is so terrible it’s awesome” realm.  USA has even treated us to the lyrics (check them out after the jump.

The season finale of Royal Pains airs Thursday August 27th at 10pm on USA.  The series will return for a second season next summer.

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SyFy Renews Warehouse 13

In 2010 Summer Schedule, Battlestar Galactica, Programming, Sci-Fi, SyFy, Warehouse 13 on 08/20/2009 at 12:05 am

Warehouse 13

Variety reported a little while ago that SyFy has picked up playful summer hit Warehouse 13 for a second season.  If you follow @syfy on twitter, it’s probably no big surprise due to their weekly tweet boasting of killer ratings.  Variety remarked that the series has been pulling a near average of 3.7 million viewers each week, which makes it SyFy’s biggest hit thusfar.  There’s even mention of it beating out Battlestar Galactica’s first season.  And 50% of the audience is female.  Imagine that!

I also think it’s kinda interesting that their biggest hit came at the same time as their name and brand change.  Perhaps, despite all the booing and hissing made by sci-fi kids world-wide, those network people actually know what they’re doing.  I wonder if Warehouse 13 would have done so well had it debuted on Sci-Fi and not SyFy?

The second season is set to comprise 13 episodes and air next summer.

Warehouse 13 is in the midst of it’s first season with new episodes airing at 9pm Tuesdays on SyFy.

TNT Sets End For Saving Grace

In 2010 Summer Schedule, Brotherhood, Cancellations, Programming, Saving Grace, Showtime, TNT on 08/14/2009 at 1:44 pm

Saving Grace

DVR Life hates bringing the bad news to you folks, but it’s our duty to not only inform you of the renewals and pickups, but also the cancellations.  Plus this has already been posted to most other TV blogs and news outlets, so we’re hoping any kill the messenger feelings have subsided by now.

TNT has announced the end of their original (and we do mean original) series Saving Grace.  This summer’s run of episodes will end next week at 10pm as planned.  What’s come about after that, though, is a comprise between the shows producers and the network.  We’d like to appluad TNT for taking this route as most networks show no mercy when wielding the ax.  Think Showtime and Brotherhood or any other show that was canceled with no warning or ended on a cliff hanger.

As with most cable series, the network split the season in two parts, planning to show the first half during the summer season and the following six episodes in January.  Now, plans call for three new episodes to be created, paired with those six and aired in the summer of 2010 as a nine episode fourth and final season.

HBO Renews It’s Summer Line-up

In 2010 Summer Schedule, 2010 Winter Schedule, Big Love, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, HBO, Hung, In Treatment, Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Programming, Sex And The City, Summer Schedule, The Pacific, The Sopranos, The Wire, Treme, True Blood on 08/03/2009 at 2:11 pm

True Blood

Here we come summer 2010!  HBO, not surprisingly, renewed it’s entire Summer line-up.  The two hour Sunday night block, anchored by vamp-phenom True Blood, has been turning in rather stellar ratings for the pay network.  We won’t say HBO was in desperate need for some hits, but I’m sure things haven’t been quite the same at network headquarters since the golden day of The Sopranos and Sex And The City.

True Blood will be returning for it’s third season, Entourage for it’s seventh and new comer Hung will be back for it’s sophomore year.

What is a bit of a surprise, is that while HBO has set plans for it’s entire summer 2010 schedule, it’s spring schedule is still a bit hazy.  The network will be on a big Tom Hanks kick when it airs Playtone-produced Big Love in January and then Hanks-Spielberg produced WWII miniseries The Pacific in March.  David Simon’s The Wire follow-up, New Orleans-based Treme, will be coming around in March.  It’s even possible that Martin Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire, starring Steve Buscemi and Michael Kenneth Williams, will most likely be making an appearance as well.

HBO executives told AP the network hasn’t ruled out new seasons of In Treatment or The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, but nothing is set as of now.  Same goes for Flight of the Conchords, though we’re guessing Conchords will  be back eventually.