Your Guide to Fall Finale and Winter Return Dates

Many of your favorite TV shows soon will be embarking on a brief winter hiatus. (Case in point: The doctors of Grey’s and The CW’s vampires and witches have already gone on holiday.) But don’t fret, they’ll (almost) all be back — in 2012. To help you get started on your countdowns, TVLine offers this handy list of fall finales and return dates. READ MORE

Ratings: Smallville Up, Up Over Last Outing

Smallville winged its way back from a four-week hiatus with semi-super numbers.

The first of the show’s final five episodes drew 2.3 million viewers, up 5 percent over its last original outing. In the 18-49 demo, Clark & Co. jumped 11 percent (to a 1.0).

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Great Scott! Fringe Tops Friday Ratings

It didn’t draw the 1.21 gigaviewers I had hoped for, but Fox’s Fringe nonetheless won the night in the demos with its Friday debut.

Fringe delivered a 1.9 rating in the coveted 18-to-49 demo, up 12 percent from its last Thursday outing and building slightly on its lead-in, Kitchen Nightmares. Overall, the spooktacular series … READ MORE