In today’s helping of TV snacks, ABC is staffing up its primetime medical dramas, RuPaul’s ratings are no drag and Showtime celebrates Black History Month.
Movie actress Nancy Travis is returning to ABC, but not on “Desperate Housewives” again. She’ll be checking into “Grey’s Anatomy” as a patient in Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) Alzheimer’s clinical trials, but it’s her parenting skills that will be examined. [TV Guide]
He played Miranda’s (Cynthia Nixon) husband, Steve, in the “Sex and the City” franchise and now David Eigenberg is going to make an unusual request on ABC’s “Private Practice” when he guests as the husband of one of Addison’s (Kate Walsh) patients. [TV Guide]
The ratings for Monday’s (Jan. 24) Season 3 premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was everything but a drag for Logo with 302,000 people tuning in. It showed a 33% increase over Season 2’s premiere and it was the highest rated show for the network since Season 2’s “RPDR” finale episode. [BroadwayWorld.com]
While “Skins” was a disappointment in the ratings, MTV’s “Teen Mom” hit its highest number for the season Tuesday (Jan. 25). The show grabbed four million viewers with 3 million of those in the network’s target demo, the 12-34 audience. [Reuters]
Showtime released its programming slate honoring Black History Month in February. Highlights include the premiere of the documentary, “Still Bill,” about soul music legend Bill Withers on Friday, Feb. 4th at 8:30 p.m. ET, and film festival award-winner, “Mississippi Damned,” plus new stand-up comedy specials from Mike Epps, Bill Bellamy, Alonzo Bodden and Bruce Bruce. [Showtime]