While critics pretty much pannedCharlie Sheen’sAnger Management, a record-breaking number of viewers clearly wanted to see the actor’s post-Two and a Half Men gig for themselves. Thursday’s premiere was the most-watched scripted comedy primetime series premiere in cable history. It attracted 5.74 million total viewers and 2.65 million viewers with the ad-coveted adults 18-49 audience. Will the winning streak continue next week? [FX]
HBO has revealed who’s going to San Diego Comic-Con for True Blood and Game of Thrones. And it’s a pretty exciting list — especially for Truebies who have missed Alexander Skarsgard at Con. See below for the rosters.
Friday, July 13, Game of Thrones panel in Hall H. Moderator: George R.R. Martin.
Panelists: Executive producer Carolyn Strauss, Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark).
Saturday, July 14 True Blood panel in Ballroom 20 Moderator: Tim Stack, Entertainment Weekly.
Panelists: Creator and executive producer Alan Ball, Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Christopher Meloni (Roman Zimojic), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby). [HBO]
MTV isn’t feeling shy about sharing Awkward’s second season premiere ratings. 2.2 million viewers watched the series return on Thursday and it saw increases among the network’s younger-skewing 12-34 demo. It was also the No. 1 original series for the day, beating both cable and broadcast programming. [MTV]
Well, the Palins’ 15 minutes of fame may have expired. Lifetime has moved reality series, Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, out of primetime to an hour later at 11 PM. Its slot will be filled by reruns of Dance Moms. Upgrade! [THR]