<p>Michael Costello of 'Project Runway'</p>

Michael Costello of 'Project Runway'

Credit: Lifetime

Recap: 'Project Runway' - 'That's Downright Dirty'

The designers fight to do Heidi’s dirty work – and one is accused of cheating

I know, it’s time to talk fashion and the improper usage of epaulets and fringe, but first, did everyone see Tim Gunn’s video for The Trevor Project? (If you haven’t, it’s here). In it, Tim admits that he attempted suicide when he was 17, which just hurts my heart, because I cannot imagine a world without Tim Gunn in it. Or maybe I can, but it would, in a word, suck and we really don’t even want to think about it, honestly. It would be like a world without Lanvin or “Modern Family,” but even worse. Anyway, big props to Tim Gunn for reaching out and sharing in that wonderfully avuncular way he has.

[Full recap of Thursday's (Oct. 7) "Project Runway" after the break...] 

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<p>John Noble and Lance Reddick of 'Fringe'</p>

John Noble and Lance Reddick of 'Fringe'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'Fringe' - 'The Plateau'

In her first full Fringe case 'over there,' Olivia sees signs from her past.

So much of “Fringe” deals with the limits that science can impose on the human mind, or, to be more specific, human will. It’s not a particularly original topic in the world of science fiction, but that doesn’t make it any less potent in this realm. Where “Fringe” deviates from the norm is showing multiple case studies on what in many ways are identical test subjects. The question isn’t “Which version of Olivia is real?” when deciding between the iteration that we followed during the first two seasons and the “Fauxlivia” that has lived a similar though obviously different path on the other side. As the Peter inside Olivia’s brain pointed out tonight: “Real is just a matter of perception.”

[Full recap of Thursday's (Oct. 7) "Fringe" after the break...]

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<p>Kayla of 'America's Next Top Model'</p>

Kayla of 'America's Next Top Model'

Credit: The CW

Recap: 'America's Next Top Model' - 'Karolina Kurkova'

The models wrestle with conveyor belt runways, and also actual wrestlers

This week on “America’s Next Top Model,” nothing really happens! Yes, there is fighting, there are tears, and there are men in Mexican wresting masks, yet someone it manages to be the most boring episode of the season so far. Will I be able to get through the recap without making an obvious “Nacho Libre” reference? Read on after the break and find out.

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<p>Dan of 'Survivor: Nicaragua'</p>

Dan of 'Survivor: Nicaragua'

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'Survivor: Nicaragua' - 'Pulling the Trigger'

Another Idol is found and a Tribe picks between strength and chemistry
Is there any way that Wednesday (Oct. 6) night's episode of "Survivor: Nicaragua" can compete with the Doc Halladay no-hitter a handful of us just watched?
Well... no.
But click through for the full recap...
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<p>Cory Monteith of 'Glee'</p>

Cory Monteith of 'Glee'

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Recap: 'Glee' - 'Grilled Cheesus'

New Directions rallies around one of its members, who doesn't want their brand of help.

In a previous review of “Glee,” I likened the show to New England weather. In both cases, if you don’t like something, wait just a bit and it’ll pass and transform into something else. As sure as sunshine turns to downpours in the Northeast, the superficial silliness of last week’s Britney Spears Incident gave way this week to more sacred and sober concerns. Even with the ridiculous title of “Grilled Cheesus,” “Glee” took on religion in as straightforward a manner that is possible given the overall DNA of this show.

[Full recap of Tuesday's (Oct. 5) "Glee" after the break...]

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<p>Laura Innes and Ian Anthony Dale of 'The Event'</p>

Laura Innes and Ian Anthony Dale of 'The Event'

Credit: Harper Smith/NBC

Recap: 'The Event' - 'Protect Them from the Truth'

Sean proves resourceful, Leila shows spunk and yet another cliffhanger

We still don’t know what “the event” is (I’m sure we won’t for quite some time), but going into the third episode of “The Event,” we finally have some idea of what the show itself is about. The government is trying to conceal the existence of people they think are aliens (but who aren’t forthcoming about their true identities), while another, seemingly more anti-alien government faction seems intent on killing everyone who stands in their way, and stuck in the middle is Sean Walker, who just wants his girlfriend back.  For all the fanfare and hype surrounding this big mystery, I’ve been underwhelmed to say the least.

[Full recap of Monday's (Oct. 4) "The Event" after the break...]

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<p>Gary and Mallory of 'The Amazing Race'</p>

Gary and Mallory of 'The Amazing Race'

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'A Kiss Saves the Day'

The teams head to Ghana and get a hard lesson on the hard sell
Sorry. It's just allergies. 
I'm definitely not getting a little weepy about the ending of Sunday (Oct. 3) night's "The Amazing Race."
Definitely not. 
My recap of the episode after the break and after I get some Kleenex or some Benadryl or something.
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Kanye West performing "Power" on Saturday Night Live.

Kanye West performing "Power" on Saturday Night Live.

Credit: NBC

Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' - Bryan Cranston is blown away by Kanye West's 'Power'

Will the 'SNL' writers provide the 'Breaking Bad' star with some quality sketches?

After last week's star-studded opener with Amy Poehler, Justin Timberlake, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon, first time host Bryan Cranston was given the unenviable task of trying to match that level of surprise and intensity this week.  How would the Emmy-winning star of "Breaking Bad" hold up?

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<p>Mondo of 'Project Runway'</p>

Mondo of 'Project Runway'

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Recap: 'Project Runway' - 'There's a Pattern Here'

One designer reveals a devastating but inspiring secret
So, last week Ivy was the latest designer to hit the pavement, and even her onetime bud Gwetchen wasn’t too broken up about it, as Ivy was long on attitude but a wee bit short on creativity. Which, ultimately, is kind of a problem on this show. However, that little flaw of sucking was not enough to turn off Valerie’s loyalty switch. Valerie wants to claw her way back to the top in Ivy’s memory. Which is very noble and heartwarming, except that I think Valerie believes she was better friends with Ivy than Ivy did, which makes it kind of sad and pathetic, too. Oh, Valerie.
[Full recap of Thursday's (Sept. 30) "Project Runway" after the break...]
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<p>Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv of 'Fringe'</p>

Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv of 'Fringe'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'Fringe' - 'The Box'

Fauxlivia integrates herself to her new environment, in which a familiar artifact lies in wait.

In last week’s season premiere of “Fringe,” the show spent much of its time in the alternate universe. But, as I tried to stress last week, the word “alternate” should be used as little as possible when discussing the show at this point, because so much of Season 3 concerns two sets of people that views the other as the alternate to their own “correct” universe. The person we call the Walternate appears from our perspective a hideous, evil monster, perhaps even the Big Bad of the show. Over there, more than one person considers him to be the hero of this particular tale. History is written by the victors, to be sure. But currently, both sides look more like victims.

[Full recap of Thursday's (Sept. 30) "Fringe" after the break...]

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