Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times are Eastern). All shows mentioned are new, except where otherwise noted.
8:00 to 9:00
- CBS: 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' and 'Accidentally on Purpose'
- The CW: 'America's Next Top Model'
- FOX: 'Human Target'
- NBC: The recently renewed 'Minute to Win It'
- Cartoon Network: 'Dude, What Would Happen?'
- CBS: 'Criminal Minds'
- The CW: 'Fly Girls' and 'High Society'
- FOX: Another 'American Idol' results show
- BBC America: season premieres of 'Peep Show' and 'That Mitchell and Webb Look'
- Discovery: 'Mythbusters'
- Fine Living Network (FLN): 'Whatever, Martha!'
- SyFy: 'Ghost Hunters'
- ABC: 'Ugly Betty' (yes, it's still on!)
- CBS: 'CSI:NY'
- NBC: 'Law & Order: SVU'
- A&E: 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' and 'Billy the Exterminator'
- Bravo: 'Shear Genius' and 'Top Chef Masters'
- Comedy Central: 'South Park' and 'Ugly Americans'
- Food Network: 'Diner: Impossible'
- SyFy: 'Destination Truth'
- USA: More witness relocation hilarity on 'In Plain Sight'
After the jump, the late night talk shows.
"I tried as hard as I could, and the first three months I was employee of the month every month," Alves said, adding that she mastered the art of balancing a whopping four plates at once.
Watch the video after the jump.
Frankel, one of the breakout stars of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York,' is set to star in her own series called 'Bethenny's Getting Married?', which will presumably follow Frankel's engagement to Jason Hoppy, according to E! (yes, the question mark is intentional).
What I'll be doing here is taking a look at some of the current newsworthy bits from recently-aired shows, checking out upcoming shows, and sharing the latest reality TV gossip. Is it real or is it just reality TV? As long as I'm entertained, that's all I ask of any show, scripted or not. Are you game? Join me beyond the jump.
(10PM, Bravo) 2nd season finale
Sally Hershberger -- she of the $800 haircuts -- is the guest judge as the final three contenders must style the locks of four different clients to win the $100,000 prize.
Oh wait, not only do Charlie, Dee and Nicole have to style four clients ... they also have to do it in a mere three hours, which anyone who's ever sat around a salon with little pieces of foil wrapped around their head knows is a tight schedule.
We'd say the supremely confident (read: cocky) Charlie is the favorite to win, but underrated NYC cutter Nicole snuck into the finals with her impressive twins styling, and who doesn't love an underdog win?
(9PM, Sundance) series premiere
Into every summer a little feel-good TV should fall, and Sundance has that covered with this six-part documentary, which covers a Tulane University architecture student program that's helping rebuild post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
The show follows a group of seniors in Tulane's architecture department who must conceive, design and then actually help build a new home for a family hoping to get back on its feet in the city.
The students compete with each other to see who can come up with the best plan for a single-family house that is innovative, affordable, environmentally friendly and features bold design elements, but the real winners are, of course, the new homeowners and the still-struggling Big Easy.
Tonight the designers need to put away the peacock feathers, the plastic cups and, special note to you, Stella, the leathuh, as special guest judge Brooke Shields helps decide who can fashion the best business attire outfit.
Creating stylin' working girl wear should pose a major challenge to most of the crew, as their design sensibilities tend to be more outrageous than 9-to-5 office gear-y.
Will the stress have Suede referring to himself in the third person all night? What new, uninspired catchphrase will the challenge spark from Siriano-wannabe Blayne? And will Stella go ahead and make a leather business suit from Hell? All signs point to yes ...
(10:30PM, Comedy Central) 2nd season premiere
This one should be a battle royale. Which is more likely the root of all evil: ultimate fighting or bloggers?
Tough call, but comedians Patton Oswalt and Andrew Daly will make their best cases in the season opener of the show that, at its best, is a great excuse for host Lewis Black's trademark rants.
Last season, Black presided over the mock court as Oswalt, Daly and fellow comics argued the inherent evilness of everything from Donald Trump and Viagra to high school and 'American Idol,' with Daly compiling a 2-0 record to Oswalt's uneven 2-2 tally.
Here's hoping the funny dudes finally get a chance to take on the match-up that, according to Black, has been banned so far: The nefarious natures of Scientology vs. Disney.
This is the "hair version" of Kitchen Nightmares. The press release goes on to say that her comments are mean and jarring. The salon owners and employees probably won't like her at first. But they'll realize that it's her passion and intensity that "drives her sincere quest to turn these salons around." After one week with Coffey, who started as a salon assistant when she was 14-years-old, we'll see dramatic results. Coffey will also recommend people to be fired and tell some of the better stylists that they should raise their rates. Kitchen Nightmares, right? I'm not saying I wouldn't give this a try though. I like Kitchen Nightmares.
Tabatha's Salon Takeover premieres Thursday August 21st at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Get ready to lather, rinse and compete. The second season of SG will premiere on Wednesday June 25th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Jaclyn Smith will host. Celebrity stylist Kim Vo and Allure editor Kelly Atterton will helm the judges table. Rene Fris will be back again as the contestants' mentor.
Shear Genius is the Bravo's first original series shot in high definition.
Find out what Wolf said and what's in store for next season on NBC and Bravo after the jump...
Here's the rundown of what's coming back for Bravo:
-- Project Runway: The last Bravo season (unless something changes) will begin in July 2008, with the usual cast of judges.
A day hasn't gone by where we haven't received some sort of tip or email asking us, the TV Squad, how to get on [insert reality show here]. Unfortunately no, Simon Cowell does not work for us, and Donald Trump isn't my BFF, so we really can't help all that much.
The folks at RealityWanted.com often send us a list of new and existing reality shows that are looking for new, er, talent, and they've given us permission to make mention of them here. We'll try to make this a regular feature as often as we get a new list.
This time we have Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, Shear Genius, I Can Do That and other new shows.
Bravo has been praising the successes of its freshmen reality competitions Top Design and Shear Genius for awhile now. So it comes as no surprise that the pair have been renewed for second seasons. This Yahoo! article also confirmed Jaclyn Smith will return to host the second run of Shear Genius, in which hairstylists compete for $100,000. Not clear yet is if Todd Oldham or any of the judges would be returning on Top Design, in which interior designers, architects and artists vie for $100,000. Of course, it doesn't mean they won't re-up, just that no one is saying yet.
It was an interesting season. I think the show falls just short of its big sister, Project Runway, but it's still a solid premise, and well worth giving another go. Jacklyn Smith, as host of the show, holds her own when compared to Heidi Klum. And both of them are a step above Padma Lakshmi on Top Chef. Unfortunately, Shear Genius really loses some ground when you compare Rene Fris to Tim Gunn. Enough about that though, the winner is after the jump.
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