- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 6, 2007

‘Lost’ fans can catch up

ABC is offering a “Lost” survivor guide, an hourlong recap program designed to help confused viewers of the hit supernatural series catch up on the action before the show’s return tonight.

Yesterday, the network introduced a Web-based primer for fans who need a refresher or non-fans who want in on the buzz, MediaWeek.com reports. Viewers can stream the clip show on both ABC.com and TV.Yahoo.com before “Lost” returns to prime-time tonight at 10 following an extensive hiatus that has some fans up in arms. The clip series is being hosted by the show’s executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who also are slated to produce a video podcast on ABC.com.

As another means of building interest in the returning water-cooler hit, ABC.com also will feature all six episodes of the current season of “Lost,” which aired last fall before the series’ hiatus.

Dick behaving badly

What’s up with Andy Dick?

The comedian and co-star on NBC’s ‘90s sitcom “NewsRadio” was forcibly removed by security during a Friday appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” after he repeatedly touched show guest Ivanka Trump without her permission.

According to a story on the Internet Movie Database, Miss Trump — daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump — was attempting to promote her reality show, “The Apprentice,” but Mr. Dick kept interrupting her with rude comments. He repeatedly rubbed Miss Trump’s legs and touched her hair while Mr. Kimmel begged him to behave himself.

When Mr. Dick asked Miss Trump to give him “a big, fat, sloppy wet kiss right on the lips” and grabbed her arm, Mr. Kimmel called in two security guards. The talk-show host carried Mr. Dick’s feet and helped the guards drag him out of the studio, IMDB reports.

CBS’ Super Sunday

As anticipated, the Super Bowl and “American Idol” overshadowed everything on TV last week, Associated Press reported yesterday, citing data from Nielsen Media Research.

Sunday’s Super Bowl between Indianapolis and Chicago on CBS was seen by 93.2 million people — ratings-wise behind only the 1982 “M*A*S*H” finale and the 1996 Super Bowl between Dallas and Pittsburgh as the most-watched TV broadcast of all time. The game led CBS to a prime-time average of 23.7 million viewers for the week. Fox was second with 11.4 million, NBC had 8.2 million, and ABC averaged 7.4 million. Following were the CW with 3 million and the I network with 680,000.

For the week of Jan. 29 through Feb. 4, the top five shows, their networks and viewerships were: 1)”Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis vs. Chicago,” CBS, 93.1 million; 2)”Super Bowl Post-Gun Show” (9:59 to 10:04 p.m. ET), CBS, 81.5 million; 3)”Super Bowl Post-Game Show” (10:04 to 10:26 p.m. ET), CBS, 57.3 million; 4)”American Idol” (Tuesday), Fox, 33.65 million; and 5)”American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 31.8 million.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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