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Herc’s Sunday TV Talkback!! The Premieres of GREAT ESCAPE, ARMY WIVES, AQUA TEEN, And MEGA DENS!! The Finales Of SISTER WIVES And TOUGH LOVE!! Plus TRUE BLOOD, FALLING SKIES And More!!

Published at: June 24, 2012, 4:32 a.m. CST by hercules


Tonight’s premieres:


Aqua Teen Hunger Force (11:59pm CN)


Army Wives (10pm Lifetime)


The Great Escape (10pm TNT)


Mega Dens (8pm DIY)


The Newsroom (10pm HBO)


Tonight’s finales:


Sister Wives (9pm TLC)

Tough Love (9pm VH1)

 

* TNT’s return of “Falling Skies” pulled the same number as the return of “Dallas” on the same channel, nothing to sneeze at.

* HBO’s “Girls” finale matched the series’ all-time high.

* Season finales did little to boost AMC’s “The Killing” nor Showtime’s “Borgias,” “Big C” or “Nurse Jackie.”

Sundays April 8-June 17, 2012
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
6.5 (---) (4.9) (3.4) (2.0) (---) (2.2) (1.9) (0.9) (---) (---) NBA Basketball
2.6 (2.9) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) True Blood
2.2 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) U.S. Open
1.7 (1.5) (1.8) (---) (2.6) (2.4) (2.7) (2.8) (---) (2.2) (1.8) Family Guy
1.5 (1.3) (1.5) (---) (---) (2.0) (2.3) (---) (---) (---) (1.5) American Dad
--- (1.5) (---) (0.9) (1.0) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) America’s Got Talent
--- (1.5) (1.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Extreme Makeover WLE
1.5 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Falling Skies
--- (1.5) (1.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Secret Millionaire
1.3 (1.1) (1.2) (---) (1.3) (1.2) (1.2) (1.2) (1.5) (---) (---) Real Housewives NJ
1.3 (1.3) (1.3) (---) (2.1) (1.9) (2.2) (2.3) (1.5) (2.3) (1.5) The Simpsons
1.2 (1.2) (1.2) (---) (1.7) (1.8) (1.8) (1.9) (---) (1.9) (1.4) Bob’s Burgers
1.2 (1.0) (---) (0.9) (1.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Keeping/Kardashians
1.0 (1.0) (0.9) (---) (1.3) (1.3) (1.4) (1.8) (---) (2.1) (0.9) Cleveland Show
1.0 (0.8) (0.8) (---) (1.1) (0.8) (0.9) (0.9) (1.1) (1.0) (0.9) Client List
1.0 (1.1) (1.4) 0(.7) (1.5) (1.2) (1.6) (1.2) (1.8) (1.4) (2.2) 60 Minutes
0.9 (0.7) (1.0) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Ice Road Truckers
0.9 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Kimmel Primetime
--- (---) (0.8) (0.7) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (1.7) CSI Miami
0.8 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Mentalist
0.8 (0.7) (0.8) (---) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (0.6) (0.9) (0.8) (0.8) Mythbusters
0.8 (---) (---) (---) (0.7) (---) (0.8) (0.7) (0.9) (0.7) (0.5) Watch What Happens
0.7 (---) (---) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Blue Bloods
0.7 (0.7) (0.8) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Drop Dead Diva
0.7 (---) (0.8) (0.6) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Food Network Star
0.7 (0.9) (0.8) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Longmire
0.7 (0.7) (0.9) (0.6) (0.8) (0.9) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Sister Wives
0.6 (0.6) (0.8) (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (---) (---) (---) Fat Gypsy Wedding
0.6 (0.5) (0.6) (0.5) (0.4) (0.5) (0.4) (---) (---) (0.4) (---) Girls
0.6 (0.8) (0.9) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Glades
0.6 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Head Games
0.6 (---) (---) (0.5) (0.5) (---) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) Mrs. Eastwood
0.6 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Off Their Rockers
0.6 (0.6) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Storage Hunters
0.5 (---) (0.6) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (1.7) (1.9) (1.8) (1.3) The Good Wife
0.5 (0.5) (0.5) (---) (0.4) (0.5) (0.3) (0.4) (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) The Killing
0.5 (0.3) (0.2) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (0.3) Oprah’s Next Chapter
0.4 (---) (---) (---) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Austin & Ally
0.4 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (0.5) (0.7) (0.6) (0.5) (0.5) Cupcake Wars
0.3 (0.3) (---) (0.4) (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.7) (---) Mob Wives
0.3 (0.4) (---) (---) (0.2) (---) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) Tough Love
0.2 (0.2) (0.3) (---) (0.2) (---) (0.2) (---) (---) (---) (0.2) The Big C
0.2 (0.2) (0.2) (---) (0.2) (---) (0.2) (---) (---) (---) (0.2) The Borgias
0.2 (0.2) (0.2) (---) (0.2) (---) (0.2) (---) (---) (---) (0.3) Nurse Jackie

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  • June 24, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    My first first?

    by brian schneider

    Falling Skys off to a good start..

  • I agree with the complaints about True Blood but still can't wait to watch it tonight. I watch way too much tv but still I have to catch up on falling skys and the Killing. I think I should watch Borgias, Nurse Jacky, and Girls. Girls is a half hour comedy so I will watch that.

  • June 24, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    True Blood

    by Matthew

    I will watch it until they stop making it. It seems too many people have supernatural powers but that is the way it is in the book. I think the vampires seem way too powerful then way too easy to kill the next minute. I guess they are not real so it is up to the writer. The realism is missing, or the pacing is too fast and just showing what happens, then this happens, then this happens, I can't put my finger on it, maybe Game of Thrones is so awesome anything pales after it.

  • June 24, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Impressed with Falling Skies

    by rakesh patel

    They've ramped it up a notch from last season. I have to say i'm enjoying watching Noah Wyle I've seen some interviews with him saying he's now like Anthony Edwards and that realisation is " huh? what i'm too young for that!" - i know exactly how he feels! I like the relationship he has with his 3 sons. The direction this series has taken.. yeah its going really well!

  • June 24, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Is Falling Skies worth getting into?

    by _Venkman

    Can't wait for Breaking Bad to start up again.

  • June 24, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Yes Falling Skies is worth getting into

    by Paul

    It was good last year and even better this season. Frankly (in my opinion its the only thing worth watching during the Summer.

  • June 24, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one that wishes marnie kept lafayettes body...

    by l4orion

    and hooked up with russell edginton to form the ultimate power couple?

  • June 24, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    FS is probably worth getting into

    by rakesh patel

    S1, well i had low expectations, so let slide some nonsensical scenes. but all in all, it wasn't bad. S2 eps so far have stepped it up a notch. and i'm curious how they'll play this out.

  • June 24, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    They're still making Aqua Teen Hunger Force?

    by adeceasedfan

    I've been without cable for awhile and thought they changed it to ssomething else.

  • June 24, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    falling skies is at best, watchable.

    by IamHERE

    This is a clumsy and clunky alien invasion show. You have an alien race that can only detect groups of 300 or so, under that they walk around in plain daylight with barely a fear. The characters are sloppy and the effects are a notch above regular tv. It struggles to find patriotism. The insect crawlers are lame in the aspect that you can fire anything at them and they are unharmed, unless you are up close with a shotgun then you can shoot em. Its entertaining but if you are looking for serious sci-fi keep looking

  • June 24, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Falling Skies S1 was unwatchable....

    by DC Films

    I gave us after about 6 eps - too much cheese in the relationships. And had that patronising american self righteous over sentimental, chees-orama sincerity. Crap speeches/monologues about right and wrong, not giving up. Constantly trying to convince the viewer how bloody worthy it is... Unwatchable - needs to learn some lessons from the gritty coolness of BSG and Breaking Bad.... <p><p>Has it somehow managed to improve - is it worth watching, cos it wasn't worth dog shit before...??!!!

  • June 24, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Falling Skies S1 was unwatchable....

    by DC Films

    I gave up after about 6 eps - too much cheese in the relationships. And had that patronising american self righteous over sentimental, chees-orama sincerity. Crap speeches/monologues about right and wrong, not giving up. Constantly trying to convince the viewer how bloody worthy it is... Unwatchable - needs to learn some lessons from the gritty coolness of BSG and Breaking Bad.... Has it somehow managed to improve - is it worth watching, cos it wasn't worth dog shit before...??!!!

  • June 24, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    NopeFalling Skies is not worth getting into!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Its a shit tv series with terrible dialouge, lame sfx, and bad writing all around. The aliens are weak and can brought down with armour piercing shells. Plus for such an advance lifeforce their strategy was fucking stupid! Nope avoid Falling Skies at all cost! Just a waste of time, truthfully!

  • June 24, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the heads-up hollywoodhellraiser

    by DC Films

    I will continue to avoid it.

  • June 24, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Welcome, dude!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I'm not shitting you. The 2nd second premiere which was 2 hrs was fucking boring! The free pass is over! If they ahven't thought about improving this year than whats the point? I've pretty much given up on it. Its clear the writing just don't give a shit or are a bunch of talentless hacks. Probably both. Earth Final Conflict is 10X the better tv series that this and that was on years ago!

  • June 24, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    when did my opinion become worth fuck all?!?!

    by rakesh patel

    don't answer that ! its a rhetorical question. Watch the first 2 eps of season 2 if it really its your cup of tv, enjoy a summer of something else.. I'm not pretending its the next bsg /lost/fringe whatever sci fi epic floats your boat. it is however worthy of a look. It comes with less cheese!

  • June 24, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    falling skies s2 after 2 episodes is

    by palewook

    meh. borrowing a little too much from the allegory of ideologies clashing. we're doing the whole christian muslim territory that BSG delved into. who can you trust, bleh bleh. if you are craving new scifi in 2012, better offerings to be had from tron: uprising, green lantern the animated series, star wars clone wars, or continuum.

  • June 24, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah Tron Uprising is good and GL got better rather fast!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Continuum I hear about but have yet to watch, maybe another one. Falling Skies just plain sucks!

  • June 24, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    WTF, Herc?! No comments on THE KILLING's finale?

    by TopHat

    BAH, to you sir. Bah.

  • June 24, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I liked The Killing finale

    by _Venkman

    It was probably the best episode of the entire series.

  • And "True Blood" this season has been excruciating. Am I the only person on the planet who HAAAAAAATTTTESS Sooki? Infinitely more annoying than the angry black girl.

  • June 24, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Falling Skies is so much better in season 2. S2 is worth watching.

    by happybunni

    S1 was crap though. Too many kids, too many really bad actors. Bad story, bad dialogue. Everything has been improved in S2

  • I thought the tail end of last year, the show got better and this season thus far has been better. Yes, it is a flawed show. But it is better than a lot of the dreck on TV during the summer. I also think I am actually enjoying more than True Blood which has been awful the first two episodes..

  • June 24, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Aqua Something You Know Whatever is what ATHF is called now

    by mike lafferty

    Premiered tonight. This clip of the 100 episode is from last year.

  • June 24, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    for some reason i've been watching longmire as well

    by rakesh patel

    *meh* it aint that bad.

  • June 25, 2012, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Falling Skies is a step above Terra Nova and V

    by FrodoFraggins

  • June 25, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Falling Skies is Jericho with Aliens

    by BennyL

    If Skeet Ulrich is the poor man's Johnny Depp, Noah Wyle must be the poor man's Keanu Reeves. Which is strange considering Keanu Reeves is already the poor man's Keanu Reeves...

  • I didn't think they would kill that kid off. He wasn't a good actor, but he was an entertaining character. Was surprised they did!

  • June 25, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    That kid reminded of

    by khaos751

    Joshua John Miller from Near Dark. Not acting-wise. I just thought they looked similar, and every time he was on screen, that would pop in my head.

  • June 25, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    STILL LOVE TRUE BLOOD!!!

    by JaredP

    i can't help but love this show. so many good looking naked women isn't bad either

  • June 25, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    last week's borgias finale was great

    by JaredP

    big cliffhanger for next season

  • June 25, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Keep expectations low and FS is perfectly watchable

    by Truxton Spangler

    Especially as a summertime diversion. There's too much of the kids sometimes, but Will Patton and the guy who plays Pope chew the scenery pretty well. And the de-harnessed kid actually developed a speaking voice this season. Like Jericho, I'm kinda hooked not so much on the screenplay, but where the arc will end up. Maybe they'll combine Jericho and Independence Day and have Dr. Carter fly a biplane into the mouth of the alien ship as he bids farewill to his kids.

  • June 25, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Falling Skies is cringe inducingly bad....

    by Marlboroliteman

    Its a horribly written, cornball acted, terribly directed mess of a show. It's on par with a Saturday morning show for kids. The only bright spot on this corny, cluster fuck of a show is Moon Bloodgood and the blonde chick with assult rifle, but holy crap the actors that play Wylie's kids are the worst.....speaking of the worst don't get me started on the long haired, chopper riding, wanna be bad ass character that makes Fonzie look cool to today's youth.

  • Not every show has to be Breaking Bad or Mad Men level quality to be worthy of watching it.

  • June 26, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Just watched True Blood last night . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . random, all over the place. This show is just kooky & silly, but I'll watch til it's over. So somebody that smells good to Jessica shows up? What's up w/ that guy?

  • June 26, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    nice marmot

    by HapaPapa72

    Uh...remember Sookie's fairy godmother? That's her brother. At least, she has one in the books. It took me a minute to remember as I was too transfixed watching Jessica in the dressing room. Jeezus gawd!

  • June 26, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    jaredp

    by HapaPapa72

    No argument there. Was looking forward to seeing Salome naked...now that we have...it was alright...I think she shoulda been a bit younger... not that she looked bad at all, but I guess it depends on when she was turned. Shit...this is the stuff I wonder when I should be getting ready for work.

  • June 26, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    So it's Sookie's fairy goduncle?

    by Nice Marmot

  • June 26, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    another good epsiodes of falling skies.

    by rakesh patel

    Agree wih some of the other posters here, its become like Jericho, which isn't a bad thing. it loks and feels like they've upped the budget and its definitely a step above Terra Nova and V. I also wasn't expecting jimmy to die.. I'm hoping with a culling of some folks they bring in a few more established names / guest stars.. usually its established guests from other sci fi shows.. i'm hoping they don't go for the usual and do something different. I'm actually quite happy with hows its turning out. more realistic and grimy, less cheesy. although the " i didnt want anyone to die on her birthday speech..." cheesy.

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