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Survivor: Second Chance recap “Like Selling Your Soul to the Devil” Season 31, Episode 10 (original airdate Nov. 25): With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, CBS graciously decided to treat us to a Survivor feast tonight with a two-hour episode that included two contestants going home. Rain, rain and more rain. Not only did it make it miserable for the contestants from a physical standpoint, but it made it more difficult from a mental and strategic standpoint because leaving the shelter was darn near impossible. Keith, whose feet were waterlogged, went on an epic rant: “People ask me if Survivor is fun. I … Continue reading
Tonight’s the night! One of the three remaining couples will be crowned the Season 21 Champions of Dancing With The Stars. But first, we’ve got a whole lot of dancing, reminiscing and time-killing to do. First, why so late, ABC? This has been a constant thorn in my side, but 9-11pm ET/PT on a school night? Don’t you have children? On to the dancing! It was great to reintroduce ourselves to each of the 13 contestants from this season. Each season, DWTS ups the ante, and this season’s sensational live opening-number (to Karina Es’ “Dancing in the Stars”) at The … Continue reading
So much for the theory that her recent spate of legal dramas might keep Abby Lee Miller and Lifetime apart. The network officially announced today that Miller’s reality fiasco Dance Moms will return for Season 6 in its usual Tuesday night time slot beginning Jan. 5, 2016. According to Lifetime, the new season will focus on Miller’s Los Angeles studio and a new “Mini Elite Competition Team” tutored by the older girls — presumably Kendall, Mackenzie, Maddie, Nia, Kalani and JoJo — who are ordered to focus on nothing but dance. Which is weird. Because I thought Miller had set her sights on … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your Fish-Punching Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. Just another beautiful day in the bush, my friends. I have no idea what the plea deal [Update: Rejected!] means for the longterm future of the show. Discovery went with an all-out media blitz for the Season 3 premiere, and I’ve seen the Browns covered in outlets I’d never seen before. With the fraud case now out in the (sorta) mainstream, lots of people are learning about Alaskan Bush People for the first time. Scandals and … Continue reading
Last week was an emotional mess. First Tamar is sick, then she has a miraculous recovery. Then Alexa has two perfect performances, and then is eliminated from the competition. Then Tamar drops out, explaining that her illness was MUCH worse than originally thought. So Tamar’s gone, Alexa is gone. And I’m just feeling a little sad and underwhelmed. Tonight, or the first time in DWTS history, the couples have to dance three dances in the semis: a dance style not yet danced, a trio, and a dance-off challenge, which is a recent edition. For the trio dance, couples picked a … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your Fish-Punching Alaskan Bush People Needs! The possibility had been on the table for a while, and I finally took up the opportunity to do a phone Q&A with the entire Brown family of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People. I didn’t know what to expect, and I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d do with the interview after it was done. I knew it definitely wouldn’t be a promotional puff piece. The Browns are a family with a lot of off-camera issues, and there are so many inconsistencies between what we’ve seen on TV and what’s been reported publicly, that I wouldn’t be … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your Fish-Punching Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. “If they can stay alive. It will be the biggest summer of their lives,” says our dear narrator. No, he’s not talking about some new teen slasher movie. He’s talking about Season 3 of Alaskan Bush People, premiering on Discovery Channel Wednesday, Nov. 11, with “Block and Tackle,” which disappointingly has nothing to do with football. But it has everything to do with summertime in Southeast Alaska. The Brown kids while away the days in flights … Continue reading
Survivor: Second Chance recap “You Call, We’ll Haul,” Season 31, Episode 8 (original airdate Nov. 11): It’s day 20 and we’re down to 12. “Brilliant plan. Executed to perfection,” Andrew Savage tells Jeremy. He’s referring to voting off Kass. Their plan for the go forward is to keep their alliance intact and stay the course picking off the Ciera’s, Abi’s and Wentworth’s. That, however, wouldn’t be the case. Reward Challenge Two teams of six were formed. They need to paddle and navigate a row boat, while grabbing some obnoxiously sized crates and then stack them in a puzzle pattern onshore. … Continue reading
Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. 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 | Episode 13 | Episode 14 | SHARK WEEK! | Episode 15 |Episode 16 | Lost Footage | The Wild Year In a special Season 3 preview episode of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, the Browns are busy at … Continue reading
He’s no Mr. Congeniality, but Bill Alverson has one impressive track record. The prominent Alabama attorney and brutally frank pageant coach is the subject of TLC’s new docu/reality series Coach Charming. “The last four Miss Americas were girls I knew personally. Worked with, developed and coached. They won,” Alverson boasts in the first episode. “But there is a common denominator, and that would be me.” You get it fast. This guy’s got one incredible ego, but it’s completely entertaining. Coach Charming turns the spotlight away from the beauty surrounding pageants and focuses on the brains — that would be Alverson, … Continue reading