What to Watch: TV Picks for June 6 - 12
by Stephanie Earp, posted Jun 6th 2011 2:30AM
Teen Wolf - Monday June 6, 10 PM ET/PT, MTV Canada/MTV
MTV takes a risk with this luscious HD reboot of 'Teen Wolf' -- yes, the Michael J. Fox comedy from the 80s that's provided hours of parody scenes ever since. But this new version is anything but a joke -- it's dead serious, and looks to attract the pro-Jacob faction of Twi-hards. Previews and teaser reveal great cinematography, with much of the show shot after sunset. If the writing can match the mood, this could be a hit.
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The Bachelorette - Monday June 6, 8 PM ET/PT, Citytv/ABC
I wouldn't want to hurl unfounded accusations at a venerable franchise like 'The Bachelorette,' but does it annoy else that maybe -- just maybe -- they selected Ashley as the Bachelorette with the express purpose of ridiculing and humiliating her? Allow me to give you an example. In this episode, creepy mask guy finally reveals his face, and then her group date is at the Comedy Store where the guys have to roast her. William dives right in, making the girl cry. So of course she threatens to quit and all that, but we all know she doesn't or the season would be about someone else. So not only is she being humiliated, we viewers know there's no end in sight!
Canada AM - Monday June 6, 7:30 AM ET, CTV
Canada's version of 'Regis & Kelly' has secured a visit from one of the most notorious and hard-to-pin-down celebrities -- of 2005. It's Martha Stewart, of course, six years after the debut of her crochet poncho, and the design diva will be offering tips on greening your garden and choosing paint colors. One imagines that Bev and Martha will either get along like a house on fire or pledge themselves mortal enemies within a few minutes of meeting.
MasterChef - Saturday June 11, 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, FOX
This is the second season of the US series which is based on the Australian series, which in turn was based on the original BBC series -- which is to say, it's a cooking game show aimed at finding the best amateur chef in America, as judged by the ubiquitous Gordon Ramsay and relative unknowns Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot.