'Bethenny' breaks a record, 'Grey's Anatomy' gets a new regular
The Bravo show's debut Thursday (June 10) became the highest-rated series premiere in the history of the channel, scoring 2.1 million total viewers. More than 60 percent of those viewers -- 1.35 million -- fell into the adults 18-49 demographic.
That was nearly as many people as tuned into "Bethenny's" lead-in, the "Real Housewives of New York City" Season 3 reunion show. It drew 2.24 million people, 1.47 million of whom were in the 18-49 demo.
- As a reward for surviving the shooting spree on the "Grey's Anatomy" season finale, Dr. April Kepner will be sticking around for a while.
Sarah Drew has been promoted to a series regular on the ABC series for the fall, according to Fancast. She joins Jesse Williams, who like her came aboard the show as a recurring actor early last season, as a new regular.
Both of their characters came to the show as part of the Seattle Grace-Mercy West merger, and they're also the only two to survive the season finale shootings. Drew's character will thus be able to continue nursing the crush she has on her boss, Derek Shepherd ( Patrick Dempsey).
- FOX has recast one of the roles in its midseason comedy "Mixed Signals."
Aya Cash, whose credits include guest spots on "Mercy," "Brotherhood" and all three "Law & Order" shows, is taking over the role played by Alexandra Breckenridge ("The Ex List") in the pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show centers on three friends ( David Denman, Nelson Franklin and Kris Marshall) who find themselves in different phases of relationships; Cash will play Franklin's girlfriend.
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