<p>&nbsp;Brenda of 'America's Next Top Model'</p>

 Brenda of 'America's Next Top Model'

Credit: The CW

Recap: 'America's Next Top Model' - 'Let's Dance'

The girls fight over who wants to be there less and then do a dance-themed shoot

Welcome to episode three of Cycle 14 of "America’s Next Top Model"! It’s also Round Two of Ren vs. Alasia, the Sad Vortex of Doom vs. The Mouth! And there are probably more numbers too! Give us a while and we’ll get right back to ya!

[Full recap after the break...]

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<p>&nbsp;Boston Rob of 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains'</p>

 Boston Rob of 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains'

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' - 'Banana Etiquette'

Boston Rob and Russell butt heads, while James injury and appetites are an issue
Pre-credit sequence. Poor Tom. We've had two weeks to mull over your elimination. But on Night 14 in Heroes camp, the wounds are still fresh. Colby professes to being just a little crushed, though James offers him a hug. On the outside is Candice. She's lonely and Amanda wants to make her lonelier still. Amanda doesn't trust Candice and wants to get her out. 
 
A second pre-credit sequence? What have we done to earn such a blessing? Meanwhile, over at Villains camp, only Russell and Boston Rob are still awake. They're up all night thinking. Big thinkers, those two. Russell approaches Boston Rob and tries to make nice. It's all a show, as we know. Russell wants Boston Rob out of the game, but he's trying to put his mind at false ease. For his part, Boston Rob levels with Russell that people are mad that he went after the Immunity Idol. Boston Rob's goal? To make Russell paranoid. As Boston Rob puts it, "He's not playing with the amateurs anymore. He's playing with the big boys now."
 
[Full recap of Wednesday (March 24) night's "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" after the break...]
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<p>&nbsp;Katie Stevens of 'American Idol'</p>

 Katie Stevens of 'American Idol'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'American Idol' Results - Down to 10 for 'Idol'

Miley Cyrus performs and 'Idol' pares down to its touring company

9:00 p.m. ET. Sorry, "American Idol. There's really no way you can make last week's elimination of Lacey Brown seem shocking or dramatic. Then again, I guess it's easier to find "dramatic, climactic" music than to find "sleepy, anticlimactic" music.

9:01 p.m. But there *are* stakes tonight. Whoever gets sent home will miss out on the tour, will become this season's Alexis Grace. I still feel a little sad about Alexis Grace, in case you can't tell.

Who's going home? Find out after the break...

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<p>Titus Welliver returned to 'Lost' this week as the Man In Black, and he brought a whole bucketful of the heebie jeebies with him.</p>

Titus Welliver returned to 'Lost' this week as the Man In Black, and he brought a whole bucketful of the heebie jeebies with him.

Credit: ABC

Recap: 'Lost' 6.09 - 'Ab Aeterno' looks back to set the course forward

Richard Alpert takes center stage in the season's biggest episode so far

Who is that handsome devil in that picture?

"Lost" writers Melinda Hsu Taylor and Greggory Nations had one of the most difficult jobs in the entire history of the series tonight, and they more than rose to the occasion.  Before I pressed "play" on my DVR this evening, I actually hesitated.  This is one of those episodes we've been waiting to see for quite a while, and as much as I was looking forward to it, it also made me sad.  This really is the home stretch now.  In two months, it will all be over.  No matter what we think of the answers we're getting, we are getting answers, and for a "Lost" fan, that's almost disconcerting at this point.

Richard Alpert was first introduced to the series in "Not In Portland," way back in season three of the show, and little by little, he's taken focus as one of the most significant characters of the entire series.  Until this episode, though, just how significant was unclear.  If you're one of those people who still complains that the show is more question than answer, tonight must have knocked you for a loop, because it was pretty much answer from start to finish.  It also broke the formula that this season has followed.  Instead of a flash sideways to the alternative timeline we've followed all year, we returned to the simple flashbacks that were such a staple of the series in the first few seasons.

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<p>&nbsp;Didi Benami of 'American Idol'</p>

 Didi Benami of 'American Idol'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'American Idol' - Miley Cyrus mentors the Top 11

Billboard Hit Night actually yields more misses from the 'Idol' singers

Welcome, friends, to another two-hour "American Idol" Tuesday.

This Tuesday (March 23) night was originally a Teen Idols theme, but it was changed at the last minute to the far-more-nebulous Billboard #1s theme. I have no idea what that means, but it's sure to be generic, since it encompasses any top hit in any genre dating back to 1958 [Billboard Hot 100 only].

While the theme is gone, Miley Cyrus, who dates back to 1992 or so, remains on-board at tonight's mentor. She's sporting the most makeup for any "American Idol" mentor since Verdine White.

Miley's also the first guest mentor to give all of her advice in blue jean short-shorts since Quentin Tarantino.

On to the performances, after the break...

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<p>&nbsp;Annie Wersching of '24'</p>

 Annie Wersching of '24'

Credit: FOX

Recap: '24' Day 8 - '4 a.m. to 5 a.m.'

With CTU dismantled, Chloe tries to save the day while Dana tries to suppress her past once and for all.

It’s been two solid weeks in a row for “24,” ladies and gentlemen. With a show such as this, it’s hard to have a series of episodes of wildly erratic quality: since it’s so plot-driven, the show’s about as good as its story. To date, the story of Season 8 has been wildly unfocused while feeling painfully familiar: we’ve gone from an assassination attempt to a coup to a nuclear attack while moving through four or five possible Big Bads. All this while employing the usual tricks and trades that the show employs in order to take a 5-6 hour story and turn it into 24 hours of prime-time entertainment. 

Roughly halfway into this season, has “24” finally found its narrative stride? The jury’s still out. Tonight did feature some tense scenes with Jack, some classic Chloe O’Brien, finally turned the season’s weakest link (the Dana subplot) into…well, you’ll see in the full recap, after the break...

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<p>&nbsp;Zachary Levi of 'Chuck'</p>

 Zachary Levi of 'Chuck'

Credit: NBC

Recap: 'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the Final Exam'

What's a Red Test and will Chuck be able to pass? And who could go for a Subway sub?
So let's say that due to circumstances beyond your control (or possibly within your control), your life situation has changed. You suddenly find yourself in an environment, in a job, that you never necessarily wanted to be in. But you're there. You're committed to it.
 
Now what's the worst thing you can imagine having to do to prove that you belong, to prove that you're prepared to to go all the way and embrace the New You?
 
That was the big question in the background of Monday (March 21) night's "Chuck," titled "Chuck vs. the Final Exam."
 
How far would you go?
 
[Full recap of "Chuck vs. the Final Exam" after the break...]
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<p>&nbsp;Bryan Cranston of 'Breaking Bad'</p>

 Bryan Cranston of 'Breaking Bad'

Credit: AMC

Recap: 'Breaking Bad' Premiere - 'No Mas'

AMC's meth-fueled dramedy starring Bryan Cranston returns for its third season
The opening scene of the third season of "Breaking Bad" is one of the more arresting out-of-nowhere images I've seen on TV. An old man, presumably Hispanic, is crawling through the dirt. What appear to be tears stain his face. He's slowly making his way away from something ... or perhaps toward something. And yet, the people around him, standing and going about their business, simply do not seem to care. And then the camera pulls out, and we can see that this old man is one of many. There are dozens of people crawling through the muck, supplicated to something we can't yet see.
 
[More recap after the break...]
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<p>&nbsp;Brent and Caite of 'The Amazing Race'</p>

 Brent and Caite of 'The Amazing Race'

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'The Amazing Race -- 'Cathy Drone?'

Champagne challenges and incorrect directions cause tensions to bubble up

 In its lesser moments, "The Amazing Race" has been prone to being geographically irrelevant. All too often, teams fly thousands of miles around the globe, arrive at one of the world's most remote, most exotic locations and then teams are asked to bungee jump or to swim a few laps in a pool. They're asked to do things that could pretty much be done anywhere on Earth without any variation in the task or the outcome.

Perhaps that's why I'm tolerant, even excited, about an episode like Sunday's (March 21) "Amazing Race." Normally, I wouldn't exactly be pleased by an hour that ended and began with the same team in first and the same team in last and only a little minor shuffling in the middle. But "Cathy Drone?" was a lovely celebration of French Champagne Country, awash in important life (and "Race") lessons and, in some ways, a clever counter to traditional "Amazing Race" strategy.
 
Full recap of Sunday's "Race" after the break...
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<p>&nbsp;Eric Stoltz and the Zoey-Bot of 'Caprica'</p>

 Eric Stoltz and the Zoey-Bot of 'Caprica'

Credit: Syfy

Recap: 'Caprica' - 'Ghosts in the Machine'

Daniel and Joseph take two very different approaches to locate their daughter's avatars

Fans of “Caprica” are almost universally also fans of “Battlestar: Galactica.” Not all, but most. So when I tell you that everything has happened before, and will happen again, you have more context for the speech than simply Amanda’s utterance of it last week. What tonight’s episode, “Ghosts in the Machine,” sought to demonstrate was just how one iteration of one stage of the neverending cycle started to pick up speed. Both Daniel and Joseph spent this episode looking for their daughters, fully unaware of how much they are fueling the fire of the younger generation’s imminent revenge. 

As yes, I use the phrase “fueling the fire” intentionally. Between Zoe’s pathological fear of it to the invocation of Prometheus in New Cap City, the episode foreshadowed the fire the will engulf the Twelve Colonies in the near future. But that’s a tale for another time. Let’s focus our recap on the here and now, shall we? 

[Full recap of Friday's (March 19) "Caprica" after the break...]

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