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Recap: Naked and Afraid “Redemption Road”

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A past contestant returns to the show and along with her partner attempts to survive the jungles of Guyana. Amanda Kaye (aka AK) is back! When we last met this butt-kicking mom, she was getting her fanny chewed on by Amazonian mosquitoes in Season 2, Episode 1.  I’ve always hoped that she’d get a second chance. She seemed pretty strong, but the relentless mosquitoes that she and her partner Tyler faced would have made any mere mortal tap out. Now she gets to seek her revenge. AK Age: 32 years old Occupation: Stay-at-home mom Current Residence: Alabama Relationship Status: Married … Continue reading

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Casting Director Reveals How To Get On Naked And Afraid

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Last year, I interviewed Kristi Russell, president of Metal Flowers Media. She revealed a lot about the Naked and Afraid casting process. Metal Flowers casts participants for a variety of reality series, but its largest, and most difficult client is Naked and Afraid. Kristi and her team scour the country for elite survivalists willing to participate in one of reality television’s most grueling experiences. And since I posted Kristi’s first interview, I’ve been wanting to do a follow-up interview to learn about: 1) Naked and Afraid XL; 2) Naked and Afraid, Show Us Your Stuff; 3) What’s coming up in Season 5 … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: A Big Gamble

Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: A Big Gamble

In Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People Season 2 Episode 13, “A Big Gamble” (June 26), Billy is offered a deal on a one-of-a-kind boat and the family must decide if the opportunity is worth the risk. Noah goes on a blind in town, while Matt and Snowbird build a bush hot tub. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | The Wild Life Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8  | Wild Times | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | … Continue reading

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This May Be The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Seen on TV: Bagged

Bagged

I’m all about finding the best on TV and spreading the word, and sometimes a show is so hilariously outrageous that I’m delighted, flabbergasted and speechless at the same time. Such is the case with Bagged. Season 2 premieres June 25 (Which depresses me — because how have I lived in this world and not known about this show until now!?! So. Much. Wasted. Time.) On each episode of Bagged, a single person looking for love goes on three separate dates and has to choose their favorite. The catch? Each of the three dates wears a bag over their heads … Continue reading

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Skin Wars season 2 episode 3 recap – Musical Harmony

Aryn Skin Wars season 2 episode 3

Musical instruments and ticking time bombs are the themes of Skin Wars season 2 episode 3, Musical Harmony. We get musical chairs, musical instruments and a visit from Zendaya. Let’s talk about it, shall we? Continue reading

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BOOM! Explosive New Game Show is Da Bomb!

BOOM!

On BOOM!, FOX’s new trivia game show, you either get money or you get messy! Teams of family members, friends or even coworkers try to defuse bombs by clipping wires corresponding to the correct answers of trivia questions. Those who correctly answer the increasingly difficult questions stay clean and earn cash. But a wrong answer turns sloppy; if a contestant clips an incorrect wire, the bombs unleash an explosion of gross proportions as chili, chocolate pudding or even pizza sauce bursts forth. “When you know you have a very physical manifestation of your wrong answer exploding in your face, it … Continue reading

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Dance Moms Season 5 episode 21 recap: Yer a regular livin’ doll

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Welcome back, Dance Moms nation. I am pleased to report that my screener is complete with intact persons this go ’round, so no lobotomy humor, I’m afraid. But we did get the LA version of the Welcome to Ohio sign (and a freaky caption), so that’s nice. A little bland, what with no cows and yard waste and what have you, but we’ll take what we can get. We start out with light hearted moments with the girls taking their loss in stride and congratulating Mack on her victory over Maddie last week. After playfully tussling with her little sister, Mads … Continue reading

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It’s master vs. apprentice in Spike’s Ink Master Season 6

Ink Master Season 6

Spike’s Ink Masterhttp://www.spike.com/shows/ink-master reality competition series returns for Season 6 on Tuesday, June 23, at 10pm ET/PT, as 18 tattoo artists from around the country battle it out for a $100,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked magazine and bragging rights. This season, each contestant enters with their own personal rival — their master or their apprentice. Spike has picked up Ink Master for a seventh season of 16 one-hour episodes beginning in spring 2016. Spike also announced a new spinoff series for fall 2015, Ink Master: Redemption, which gives former Ink Master human canvases a chance to receive … Continue reading

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WWE’s Hulk Hogan and Paige talk return of Tough Enough

WWE's Hulk Hogan and Paige talk return of Tough Enough

After a four-year absence WWE Tough Enough is returning to USA Network on June 23 to find the next superstar. When the dust settles after weeks of grueling competition, it will be one man and one woman awarded one-year, $250,000 contracts. The concept was born 14 years ago and became a popular staple on MTV. Judges Daniel Bryan, Paige and Hulk Hogan nominate a person they believe should be cut. Fans are given unprecedented power by voting via the show app and deciding who goes and who stays from those choices provided. Hogan is taking his role on Tough Enough … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: Bloodlines

Alaskan Bush People

In Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People Season 2 Episode 12, “Bloodlines” (June 19), the Browns have boat trouble which sends the boys into Hoonah looking for work to pay for the repairs. Ami is forced to confront her past when an Alaska State Trooper requests a meeting with her. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | The Wild Life Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8  | Wild Times | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 Another … Continue reading

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