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What's On Tonight: 'In Plain Sight,' 'Ugly Betty,' 'Human Target'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 7th 2010 12:30PM
Jenna Elfman returns in a new episode of 'Accidentally on Purpose' at 8:30 on CBS
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?'
9:00 to 10:00
  • 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'
10:00 to 11:00 (and beyond)
  • 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'
Check your local TV listings for more information.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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'Shear Genius' Host Camila Alves Recalls Job as a Waitress (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:00PM
Camila Alves, host of Bravo's 'Shear Genius,' paid her dues after coming to America from Brazil by working as both a house cleaner and waitress in order to make ends meet. Of these two jobs, Alves is proudest of her stint as a waitress in a New York restaurant, where she served food with distinction, she said on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"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.

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Bethenny Frankel Gets Her Own Show

by Chris Jordan, posted Jan 11th 2010 11:45AM
Bethenny Frankel appears to have it all: fame, fortune, Skinnygirl Margaritas -- everything, that is, except for her own reality series.

Until now.

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).

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Reality TV Newsy Bits

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Sep 3rd 2008 11:38AM
Reality TV Newsy BitsNo, it's not going away. The reality television genre is growing even stronger as it becomes the umbrella for shows ranging from the traditional reality "game" shows like Survivor or The Apprentice, to actual game shows, to real life drama such as The First 48 or Intervention to talent contests and beyond.

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.

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What to Watch Wednesday, Aug. 27

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 27th 2008 5:00AM
'Shear Genius'
(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?

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What to Watch Wednesday, Aug. 20

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 20th 2008 6:00AM
'Architecture School'
(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.

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What to Watch Wednesday, Aug. 13

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 13th 2008 6:00AM
'Project Runway'
(9PM, Bravo)
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 ...

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What to Watch Wednesday, July 30

by Kim Potts, posted Jul 30th 2008 6:00AM
'Lewis Black's Root of All Evil'
(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.

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Tabatha Coffey of Shear Genius is making over America

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 1st 2008 2:05PM
Tabatha Coffey is getting her own show.Well, she's making over America one salon at a time. The former Shear Genius contestant will be saving America's hair stylists in Tabatha's Salon Takeover. She'll visit salons on both coasts that are in dire need of her direction. Coffey has just a week to work her magic.

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.

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Shear Genius officially married to Nexxus

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 23rd 2008 8:07PM
Jaclyn Smith hosts Shear Genius Much like the marriage of Top Chef and all things Glad, Bravo's Shear Genius has inked a deal with Nexxus Salon Hair Care to be the sole integrated sponsor of the upcoming season. And we're talking full immersion here. The salon that houses the competition will be called the "Shear Genius Nexxus Salon." There will be a Nexxus challenge in the show. The stylists will use only Nexxus products. And the winner of the Shear Genius will receive $100,000 furnished by Nexxus and an apprenticeship with the company.

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.

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NBC Summer Press Event report

by Kristin Sample, posted May 5th 2008 11:02AM
On Friday I attended the All-American Summer Press Event held by NBC Universal. The event was held at the Langham Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton) in Pasadena, CA. It included the casts and producers of the following shows: American Gladiators, Nashville Star, Shear Genius, and Last Comic Standing. NBC also held panels for two new shows: Celebrity Circus and Baby Borrowers.

Find out what Wolf said and what's in store for next season on NBC and Bravo after the jump...

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Bravo unveils its plans for the new season

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 16th 2008 1:21PM
BravoYou know they have to been ticked off at Bravo about losing Project Runway to Lifetime. Still, Bravo execs stood up at a breakfast in New York to announce their new schedule, all happy and smiling. The good news is that they still have some good stuff coming up, starting with more Kathy Griffin, another season of goofy Jeff Lewis, the house flipper, and -- oh, yeah -- one more edition of Project Runway. Should we call in the auld lang syne edition?

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.


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Reality show casting calls

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 3rd 2008 3:20PM

casting callsA 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.

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Top Design and Shear Genius coming back for more

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 7th 2007 12:29PM

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.

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Bravo crowns their first Shear Genius

by Brett Love, posted May 31st 2007 9:00AM
Shear Genius, Anthony, Daisy, BenThe folks over at Bravo have a pretty nice thing going with their family of reality shows. They've managed to carve out a little niche, and it seems to be working. The newest member of the family, Shear Genius, wrapped up its initial run last night, awarding $100,000 to the stylist that was a cut above the rest.

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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