TV News: Prisoner, Burn, V, Delta

The Prisoner
AMC’s three-part, six-hour mini-series remake of the classic 60’s British series scored 2.2 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating during its two-hour debut Sunday evening.

That’s almost equal to the season finale of “Mad Men” the weekend before in the same timeslot which scored 2.3 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating, but was higher than the season average rating for ‘Men’.

Burn Notice
USA has confirmed the second half of the show’s third season looks likely to return starting Thursday January 28th at 9pm says The Futon Critic. The network’s freshman drama “White Collar” will follow it at 10pm.

The second episode of the modern series remake of the 80’s sci-fi mini-series lost a whopping 27% of its audience from its impressive debut, the largest fall from a premiere for any scripted show this season.

Week two of “V” pulled in a still impressive 10.7 million viewers and a 3.7 key demo rating.

Delta Blues
Jason Lee (TV’s “My Name Is Earl”) has signed to play the lead role in the new George Clooney-produced TNT series says The Hollywood Reporter.

Lee plays a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother and moonlights as an Elvis impersonator.