Naked And Afraid Recap: Episode 6 “Meltdown in Bolivia”

Naked and Afraid

Welcome to the Season Finale of Naked And Afraid. I’m sad this season is so short; six episodes is enough to pique the interest of viewers, but not enough to build loyalty amongst viewers beyond the core nucleus of rabid fans (like me!) I am sure that Naked and Afraid producers made an original 13 episodes and had to split them up once they saw the great ratings. Last season had 6 hour long episodes, 2 “Bares All” recap episodes, and a two-hour, two couple special episode. This season, the episodes have been 75 minutes long, and are followed by … Continue reading

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Life Below Zero Returns to NatGeo April 17

Life Below Zero

For most families, preparing for winter includes putting away the patio furniture and buying a new shovel. For the Alaskans on NatGeo’s second season of Life Below Zero (returning Thursday, April 17 at 9pmET/PT), winter preparations are much more extreme. The season 2 trailer is almost as intense as the real show; when you live in Alaska, there is no margin for error, and every decision seems like it is life or death. I have so much respect for anyone who calls Alaska’s isolated and unforgiving back country, home. Each of the real people/families highlighted in this series are waging … Continue reading

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Dawn Ricci and Tony DeLorenzo trap online scammers in TLC special Web of Deceit

tlc web of deceit

In 2007, fortysomething single mom Sandy was battling the isolation and depression that stemmed from her recent divorce and the lingering effects of a car crash when she logged on to a poker web site and met handsome Texan “Keith.” The two began chatting regularly, first online and then over the phone, where their friendship quickly blossomed into the kind of Cinderella story lonely Sandy longed for. There was just one problem. After six years of only speaking to her love online and on the phone — and sending him tens of thousands of dollars to help him through what … Continue reading

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Abby’s Studio Rescue: new Abby Lee Miller reality series will premiere in June on Lifetime

Abby's Studio Rescue

While it’s fairly common knowledge that Pittsburgh dance coach and studio owner Abby Lee Miller conceived her Lifetime reality hit Dance Moms as a means of climbing out of debt after filing for bankruptcy in December 2010, she’s getting ready to give other dance studio owners on-camera business advice in the new Lifetime reality show Abby’s Studio Rescue, which will premiere June 17 at 9pm ET/PT. According to a Lifetime press release, the seven-episode series — from the folks who brought you Dance Moms and Hell’s Kitchen — will feature Miller crisscrossing the country to salvage struggling dance studios. • RELATED: Dance … Continue reading

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Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 16 recap: The mother(s) of all midseason finales

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It’s the Season 4 Midseason finale, Dance Moms Nation and that means it’s time for the much-discussed new team. And the new mothers. Well, sort of new. One gave us a special little taste of her tact and refinement — and brought out the best in Melissa — last week. Another we met a month or so ago in Michigan. And another isn’t new to Kira at all. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We start out on a somber note, because the show has finally caught up to Maryen Lorrain’s Feb. 8 death. As each Pitt Crew mother-daughter … Continue reading

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The Little Couple sneak peek and photos: “San Fran, Here We Come!”

The Little Couple San Francisco

It’s Will whirling at the Wharf in tonight’s all-new episode of The Little Couple on TLC! Though it’s been less than two weeks since her final chemotherapy treatment, Jen — who serves as medical director of the Pediatric Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital — decides to take advantage of her invitation to be a keynote speaker at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s international meeting in San Francisco. Because Bill wants to make sure she doesn’t overextend herself, the couple packs up the kids and makes a family adventure of the journey. And when Jen is done with her professional duties, … Continue reading

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Tonight On Chrisley Knows Best: “Date Night”

Chrisley Knows Best

Those Kookie Chrisleys are back tonight on USA for an all new episode of Chrisley Knows Best titled, “Date Night.” The kids want to do something nice for mom Julie and dad Todd by treating them to a day of pampering and a romantic dinner. Robert Burns once wrote, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray,” but this is reality TV, so it is a guarantee that nothing will go as planned. And yet I’m foreshadowing that everything that happens in this beautiful disaster will be complete with a southern drawl, comical results and witty zingers. … Continue reading

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: Season 18, Disney Week

Dancing With The Stars

Tonight on Dancing With the Stars, Donnie Osmond’s purple socks return to the ballroom as tonight’s guest judge. The Season 9 celebrity champ is part of tonight’s Disney Night, and if you recall, Donny has a Disney connection — he sang “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You,” in Mulan. Unlike last week, where partnerships for “The Switch Up” were a well-guarded secret, this week, the dances and song choices have been revealed. Also revealed was that Disney Animation will be used throughout tonight’s dances.  This will either go very well, or very, very poorly. Something that I hope doesn’t … Continue reading

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