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The real young people of Orange County

I recently started watching Bravo. I'm not sure why. Something about those reality shows is strangely addictive. Like, no matter how screwed up my own life might be, it's nothing compared to most of the folks on those shows. I'm pretty sure that's why reality shows are so popular. It's because they make us feel so much better about our own pathetic lives. There's a show on Bravo called The Real Housewives of Orange County. Remember that movie Peyton Place? Yeah, it's a lot like that. Only the women are a lot richer, and the problems are a lot more complex than they used to be in 1957. Still fascinating ... in a voyeuristic-stalker kind of way....

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Michelle Ryan might be Doctor Who's next companion

I wasn't a big fan of NBC's Bionic Woman remake. The best thing about it – besides Katee Sackhoff's guest turn – was star Michelle Ryan. The English actress not only looked the part, but her performance sometimes managed to make the show feel richer and more complex than it actually was. So I was happy to hear that she might play the new Doctor's companion on Doctor Who. "Michelle's been in secret talks with BBC bosses," a source told the UK's Sunday Mirror. "They are likely to announce her as Doctor Who's new assistant very soon. She is perfect for the role. She is good looking and the right age to star alongside Matt (Smith). Everyone agrees they look great together and reckon fans will think they're the perfect team, too."...

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What to Watch: January 2-3

'The Worst Cooks in America' (Sun., 10PM, Food) series premiere Whether it's because of economic reasons, healthier eating concerns or just the desire to chow down on tastier food, this Food Network reality series couldn't have come at a better time, as 12 of the self-proclaimed titular bad cooks try to start off the new year by learning some serious culinary skills. Professional chefs Anne Burrell and Beau MacMillan will put the wannabes through a cooking boot camp that will leave them not only armed with the skills and knowledge to whip up some tasty vittles, but also -- for the most improved of the worst cooks -- $25,000 richer....

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Get your 3-D glasses! TV Guide in 60 seconds

On the cover: Medium's Patricia Arquette. This Monday is the big 3-D episode of the show, with a special cameo by Rod Serling. You can either wear the glasses included in this issue or watch it a little blurry.Did you know that the producer of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire also produces CBS' Threshold?What do Larry David, Tom Hanks, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Martin, and Will Ferrell have in common? They're all richer than we'll ever be. Well OK, besides that, they're involved in tomorrow night's TBS special Earth To America.In the print edition: a talk with Jerry Seinfeld about the new DVD set, his life after the show, and his cars. Plus: why was Shannon killed off Lost?...

'Big Love' Creators Acknowledge Their Soapy Fourth Season

If you found the fourth season of HBO's polygamist drama 'Big Love' a little heavy on the soapy side, you're not alone. The show's creators saw the same thing. Even though the show's creators Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen credited themselves for creating a challenging season for the show's main character Bill Henrickson, they also see the need for some tweaking for their audience. "We think the show has been the richer for having such a large ensemble," said Scheffer, "but we also feel we're at a breaking point. We've got to pare it down and refocus." Do you agree with Scheffer's assumptions about the fourth season? [via TV Tattle]...

Starz Renews 'Boss' Before Season 1 Even Premieres

'Boss,' Kelsey Grammer's return to scripted TV, has received a Season 2 pick-up before Season 1 has even hit the airwaves. That means 10 new episodes (in addition to Season 1's eight) of the Farhad Safinia-created series will eventually hit the airwaves. "The first time we read Farhad's script, we knew we had to make 'Boss,'" Chris Albrecht, CEO and president of Starz, said in a statement. "With each episode, the story grew richer, and the cast continued to turn in breakthrough performances. "Led by Kelsey and Farhad, this creative team is giving us dramatic storytelling at its very best. For our viewers, we felt it important to start working on the next season as soon as possible." Grammer stars as Chicago's powerful mayor Tom Kane (Grammer). His character will be threatened with a secret that could topple him....

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2: 'It'll Blow Your Face Off'

To wet your zombie appetite, AMC has begun rolling out all kinds of 'The Walking Dead' Season 2 goodies. The most recent? A behind-the-scenes video with tons of Season 2 footage and interviews with the cast. "The stakes are higher, the characters are richer," Steve Yeun (Glenn) says in the video. "It'll blow your face off." Along with the promise of more action, drama and yep, zombies, Season 2 will see the characters in a new environment as they stumble upon a working farm and meet new characters played played by Lauren Cohan and Scott Wilson. "The writing is so good this year, it's spooky," Laurie Holden (Andrea) says. It seems like cast is as excited about Season 2 as we are! Watch the video and check out a gallery of new stills below....

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Rescue Me: Balance

(S04E06) "The hunt begins." - Lou There's been a lot of talk about how this season of Rescue Me hasn't been that good. People have been disappointed with the lack of continuous plot, the way Tommy has evolved, and lousy way they got rid of Jerry. It's not that I disagree with everyone out there, but I've still loved every episode this season. The show has reached a point where it's starting to evolve. Episodes have much more hidden meaning, there's less of a connection with on-going plots, and often times the ending of an episode doesn't exactly feel like an ending. It feels less like a show and more like a look into the actual life of Tommy Gavin. I agree that it's been tough to watch at times, but I do feel like the show is becoming richer in many other ways....

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The Simpsons: Little Orphan Millie

(S19E06) After a month of Homer and Marge-centric episodes (I don't count 'Treehouse of Horror' stories because they take place outside of The Simpsons continuity. Don't laugh!) we finally get one focusing on the Simpson kids and their friends. In this case the spotlight is on one Milhouse Van Houten. This is not the first time Milhouse has been featured in an episode. In fact, he's probably the only other kid on The Simpsons that has had more than one show focus on him. Remember the 'Radioactive Man' episode waaayyyy back in the seventh season? This is most likely due to his friendship with Bart. Because they have been so closely linked since the very first episodes of the series Milhouse has been given a richer backstory than, say, Martin.We know about his unrequited love for Lisa, his affair with Samantha Stanky, and the break-up (and subsequent get-together) of his parents.Actually, the pending nuptials of Kirk and Luann were part of the plot for this week's episode....

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What You Missed Last Night: Andy Richter controls the universe

This season, Jeopardy is doing a Million Dollar Celebrity Tournament. One episode a month will have three celebrities battling to see who gets to play for one million dollars for their charity later in the season. A lot of fans don't like the celebrity editions. It breaks up the flow of the regular champion coming back, the questions are easier than the regular game, etc. But last night's episode was fun. The three celebrities who played the first game of this season's tournament were Wolf Blitzer, Dana Delany, and Andy Richer...and Richter won! Actually, it's not even fair to say he "won," he crushed Blizter and Delany. The game was over way before they even got to the Final Jeopardy round. Blitzer didn't even make it to that round (I cringed when he added an "S" to Julia Child's last name because I knew the money would be taken away), but they let him play anyway. ...

Adam Scott Talks 'Party Down' and His Adventures in Food Service

The party is just beginning for 'Party Down,' the clever comedy about a crew of misfit caterers now entering into it's second season on the Starz Network. Star Adam Scott, as Henry Pollard, is only too happy to dust off his pink bow-tie and keep the party going. Not only has Henry been promoted to team leader of the Party Down catering crew, Scott himself has become one series' producers. Scott says the catering escapades backstage at a def-metal concert, at an orgy, and Steve Guttenberg's birthday party are even richer with the newest hire of Megan Mullally. Mullally is joining the staff for the departing Jane Lynch, who is now starring in 'Glee.' In an exclusive interview from his kid's gymnastics class, Scott talks about the odd jobs he's had in the food service industry, who supported him with his acting dreams, and what's in store for the new season. ...

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Review: Jeremy Irons Brings Charisma to 'The Borgias'

If you saw 'The Tudors,' what transpires on 'The Borgias' (9PM ET Sunday, Showtime) won't come as much of a shock. Bodices are ripped, blasphemies are prosecuted, and the rich get richer -- when they're not killing each other, that is. It's another dose of middlebrow history with a soupçon of smuttiness, but the difference here is that 'The Borgias' has a much better cast than 'The Tudors' ever did. 'The Tudors' had a number of good supporting actors, but at the center of that show was the leaden, one-dimensional performance of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who appeared to think that pasting a mild sneer on his face constituted "acting." 'The Borgias,' on the other hand, has Jeremy Irons' steely portrayal at its core, and his velvety magnetism allows the viewer to pardon quite a few of this period drama's lesser sins (even if a few serious sins remain)....

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What to Watch June 29 - July 5

This week on TV: Dancing the pounds away, the kids are back to school in 'Degrassi' and -- boom! -- fireworks galore. MONDAY, JUNE 29 'Dance Your Ass Off' (10PM, Oxygen) series premiere What they hope to lose: pounds. What they hope to gain: the $100,000 grand prize that will go to the one contestant out of 12 who drops the most weight by shaking their moneymakers. The 'Biggest Loser'-meets-'So You Think You Can Dance' concept, hosted by Marissa Jaret Winokur, has attracted an eclectic bunch of contestants, including a former model whose career ended when she gained 55 pounds and several diabetics whose weight loss could save their lives. With the help of a doctor, nutritionist, trainer and two hours of dance practice a day, who will leave the show thinner ... and richer? 'The Bachelorette' – Jillian visits the finalists' hometowns (8PM, ABC) 'My Life on the D-List' – Kathy asks her mom to create a Facebook page for her (10PM, Bravo) 'Weeds' – Celia camps out in Nancy's garage (10PM, Showtim...

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What's on tonight: Penn and Teller, new Rome, Desperate Housewives

NBC has Penn and Teller in their first network special in years, Off The Deep End, at 7pm, followed by the special Saturday Night Live in the 80s: Lost and Found.CBS has a new 60 Minutes, followed by a new Cold Case and the conclusion of Category 7.ABC has a new episode of America's Funniest Home Videos at 7, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy. FOX has repeats of Malcolm and King of the Hill at 7, followed by new eps of The Simpsons, The War at Home, Family Guy, and American Dad.The WB has a new Charmed at 8, followed by a repeat Supernatural.TBS has The Wizard of Oz, also at 8.AMC has Memphis Belle at 8, followed by MacArthur.Emeril cooks up a "Firehouse Thanksgiving" on the Food Network at 8.At 9, the Family Channel has Joshua Jackson as an editor trying to get a writer (Harvey Keitel) to write again in Shadows in the Sun.If you want to seethe with jealous rage, you can watch Outrageous Ski Ho...

Urlesque Redubbed 'Urkelesque' For April Fool's Day

Was Urlesque hacked?! That might be what readers thought when they opened up Urlesque.com's homepage this morning to find the entire site had been decked out Urkel-style. Renaming itself "Urkel-esque," the Internet trends site is celebrating April Fool's Day by tricking out its content with articles by 90's sitcom 'Family Matters' star Steve Urkel and his cooler alter-ego "Stephan Urquelle" to fool the Interwebs. The site's logo is even changed to include Urkel's signature big glasses....

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