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Long Island Medium Knock and Shock sweepstakes winner announced

Long Island Medium Knock and Shock sweepstakes winner announced during holiday special

Fans of Theresa Caputo have been waiting for this moment. In a special holiday episode of Long Island Medium on TLC Sunday Dec. 7 at 8pm ET the Long Island Medium Knock and Shock sweepstakes winner will be announced. Unlike Theresa’s other Twitter-based sweepstakes, this season-long sweepstakes involves Theresa showing up at a person’s house unannounced live. The “Knock and Shock” sweepstakes began at the start of the season (Aug. 3) and ran for 11 weeks. Each week viewers could enter up to three times via the TLC website. Entrants were asked to answer a multiple choice question that was … Continue reading

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For real? Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery’s new “Eaten Alive”

Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery's Eaten Alive on Dec 7

Say what? Let me rewind that promo trailer I just saw (which millions of others also saw during Nick Wallenda’s Chicago skyline walk) in which a man gets eaten by a snake in Discovery Channel’s new Eaten Alive airing on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 9pm ET/PT. How is that possible? The idea of a human willing to be consumed by a 20-foot-plus anaconda in an attempt to gain more knowledge on the majestic creatures sounds downright crazy. I mean, couldn’t we just study them from afar? When you talk with Discovery’s executive producer Mike Sorensen, who is behind the two-hour … Continue reading

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Preview: James Nesbitt’s performance in “The Missing” will haunt you

The Missing stars James Nesbitt

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve had one of those terrifying moments. You’re at the mall, a festival, the zoo — in public — and for a brief bit of time you lose track of your child. He was just with you. Your heart races. Your eyes search frantically. Panic sets in. Then relief — you spot him. Not so, for the new dramatic thriller — The Missing, debuting on Starz Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9pmET/PT. James Nesbitt gives a career-best performance in Starz’s eight-part series The Missing portraying — in heartbreaking detail — the life of … Continue reading

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American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson answers our 7 questions

American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson answers our 7 questions

Sarah Paulson has been pulling double duty in American Horror Story: Freak Show (Wednesdays on FX) playing conjoined twins Bette and Dot — two characters, Paulson tells us, that have proved to be her most challenging role to date. “What I’ve already got to do in the first three episodes, there’s just nowhere else I would have done any of it — any of it — ever!” Paulson tells us, early into shooting. “There are up to 22 people working on every single shot that I am in. It’s very, very labor intensive, both for me physically and for the … Continue reading

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Recap of Moonshiners: Shine On – arson hits Tim’s distillery

Recap of Moonshiners: Shine On - arson hits Tim's distillery

Recap of Moonshiners: Shine On (Season 4, Episode 1. Original airdate Nov. 3, 2014). OK, so here’s the quick review of what went down in the Season 4 premiere of Moonshiners. First, let’s get you updated on the preshow and the moonshine taste testing that took place. In the Secret Summit preshow, fan favorite Tim Smith served as the final judge of three moonshine samples from Tickle, Josh, Bill, Jeff and Mark. Tim swirled the samples looking at color, consistency and texture, and gave each a good smell offering some tips. “You want to be able to smell what it’s … Continue reading

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Preview: Season 4 of Moonshiners starts with “Secret Summit”

Season 4 of Moonshiners begins with a Secret Summit

Our favorite backwood bad boys return! Season 4 of Moonshiners is looking pretty spirited with plenty of logistical problems (a water source is imperative) coupled with looming danger (yes, that’s a cop car right around the corner and, yes, Jim Thom is recognizable). The gang’s all back — Tim Smith, Tickle, Jim Tom, Roy, Josh, Bill, Chico, Tyler, Jeff and Mark. Discovery cameras return to Appalachia to film their day-to-day lives in the multimillion-dollar industry of illegal distilling. Season 4 of Moonshiners starts tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 4) with a one-hour special Secret Summit: The Kickoff at 8pmET followed by the … Continue reading

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Recap of Tethered episode 3, blame the gators

Tethered episode 3

In our recap of Discovery’s survival series Tethered episode 3, titled “Bayou Breakdown,” we go to Louisiana’s alligator filled bayou where we meet Rob Greenfield and Kevin Dutoit. We learn Rob biked 2,000 miles to Louisiana— barefoot — before even starting the journey. We figure Kevin probably flew first class. Rob’s first to arrive at the destination. Rob took one look at Kevin in his preppy-boy attire (yes, he had a sweater neatly tied around his neck) and knew he was in trouble. Kevin took one look at Rob and felt relief. Kevin, however, reassures Rob that he’s not a … Continue reading

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Gold Rush’s Top 7 Miners: Christo Doyle picks his dream team

Gold Rush's Freddy Dodge takes the No. 1 spot on the Top 7 Gold Rush miners

Who are Gold Rush’s Top 7 miners — or more like, executive producer Christo Doyle’s dream team? As much as he didn’t want to answer that question, Doyle put together his fantasy team below. In addition to his ranking, we dish with Doyle on the realities of filming the series, as well as the drama involved in following these guys. But first things first, Christo Doyle gives no false pretense when it comes to his and the network’s relationship with these miners featured in Discovery’s top-rated series (airing Fridays at 9pm ET/PT). “We have absolutely no control of these gold … Continue reading

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Preview: Gold Rush Season 5 promises “most gold ever”

Gold Rush Season 5 features Tony Beets

Get ready pay-dirt fans as Gold Rush Season 5 kicks off in full throttle with new miners, new machinery and some seriously intense new story lines. Gold Rush Season 5 premieres Friday, Oct. 16 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery. Last season’s winner Parker Schnabel is upping his ante and he’s looking to double his take from last season, with an unprecedented goal of 2,000 ounces. That’s more than $2.5 million! Not sure if that’s even realistic, but you go boy! The now-humbled Todd Hoffman is desperate to get back in the game after a ridiculously low yield of gold last … Continue reading

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Recap: Angels Among Us episode 11- don’t ever say “I hate you”

Angels Among Us recap of episode 11

Recap of Angels Among Us, Episode 11 “Energy Shift” (original airdate Oct. 12) This one is emotionally crushing. Although what episode really hasn’t had some segment that moves you, right? The episode Angels Among Us “Energy Shift” reminds how telling someone “I hate you” can haunt you forever. The episode starts with a reminder from Rosie Cepero on her notion that we are all born with angels who guide us via their different messages. Some of the messages are about hope and warning, others are about healing. The first person we meet in “Energy Shift” needs some healing. Matt, a … Continue reading

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