The River's Leslie Hope: Getting Buried Alive Was 'So Cool' (But Being Drowned? Not So Much)

The Amazon jungle has not been kind to Leslie Hope.

Already on ABC’s The River (Tuesdays at 9/8c), her Tess Cole has been drowned by… something… and then ultimately resurfaced buried in a grave. “And that was just Episode 2!” Hope notes with a laugh. “I can’t say that we’ve got more of the same, but there is more this week.” READ PREVIEW

Ratings: The River Fails to Scare Up Big Crowd, NCIS No. 200 Tops Night With Season High

A disappointing amount of people chose to take a ride up ABC’s The River on Tuesday night. The thriller-chiller drew 8.2 million total viewers and a 2.5 demo rating with its 9 o’clock premiere, then slipped to 6.8 mil and a 2.2 for its second episode.

For comparison’s sake, ABC’s other drama premieres this season netted out as follows … READ MORE

Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What's New!

The networks have unveiled their lineups for the 2011-12 TV season, and this is your “snapshot” guide to all of the shiny and new dramas, comedies and (not too many) reality series that will be coming your way. (For the short-term memory-deficient, cancellations can be found here.) CHECK OUT FALL’S NEW SHOWS!

Fall TV Preview

Fall Preview: Check Out Charlie's Angels, Once Upon a Time, and 9 Other New ABC Shows

What do you get when you cross iconic fairy tale figures with a pair of cross-dressing men? How about a mysterious Amazon monster with a trio of Angels? Or even a bitch in a New York walk-up and a team of ’60s flight attendants? Why, that motley crew is at the center of ABC’s colorful 2011-12 TV season lineup. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO