"Deadliest Catch"

"Deadliest Catch"

Credit: Discovery

Exclusive clip: 'Deadliest Catch' hits extreme bad weather

It's all pain and no gain when a massive arctic storm hits

This has not been the easiest King Crab season for our intrepid fisherman on "Deadliest Catch (Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. on Discovery). First, we had the government shutdown that left the boats high and dry for two whole weeks, meaning most of the captains are scurrying to catch up. Now, a massive arctic storm hits the Bering Sea, forcing everyone to work together just to stay alive. Next week, expect locusts.

In this exclusive clip, watch the fisherman struggle against the elements as fishing drops to a distant second behind just staying afloat. 

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Xbox logo

Xbox logo

Xbox to add original programming, announces 12 new projects

Big names like Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott are in the mix

You knew it was only a matter of time. After Netflix scored with original programming like "Orange Is the New Black" and "Arrested Development," Amazon quickly jumped into the game -- and now Xbox is, too. Pretty soon, look forward to new shows from your microwave and blender.

Xbox will launch Xbox: Originals this June with 12 projects. They will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and other Microsoft devices, and, of course, the shows will offer "interactive capabilities." 

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"Silicon Valley"

"Silicon Valley" 

Credit: HBO

'Silicon Valley' recap: Richard must think big but the story gets small

Big Head discovers the secret world of the unassigned

It usually takes a few episodes for a sitcom to find its rhythm. The cast is still learning one another's language, and the writers are determining who these characters really are. "Silicon Valley" came out of the gate looking pretty polished, but this episode -- the fourth -- suggests some ruts are being worn, and much too soon. Still, there was a lot to like, give or take a puke joke. 

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Should Porsha be fired?

Are Cynthia and NeNe over for good?

Of course, we have to start off the second part of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion with an in-depth discussion about the Porsha vs. Kenya battle from this week. Don't you love it when Andy tells us (and, by extension, the ladies) that the show does not condone or excuse violence? Hahahahaha!

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"Orphan Black"

"Orphan Black"

Credit: BBC America

'Orphan Black' recap: How many bad guys are there, anyway?

The plot gets thicker as new players emerge

This week someone asked me why they should bother to watch "Orphan Black," and after watching this week's episode, one element that I forgot to mention in my spirited defense of the show was drummed into me like a bad EDM record. In addition to the smart science and the exceptional acting and the dark humor, there's a very non-Big Four network interest in shades of grey. Bad guys don't slap on masks and kill for sport on this show. No, motivations are complex, as are loyalties, and right now I'm not entirely sure who the Biggest Bad is in the Clone Club universe -- or if all of the Big Bads are entirely bad. How's that for twisty? 

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"Sex Sent Me to the ER"

"Sex Sent Me to the ER"

Credit: TLC

'Sex Sent Me to the ER': It's a post-rubdown knock-out for one unlucky couple

Getting frisky where it's slippery is never a good idea

If there's ever any question that many people consider television exposure more important than personal privacy or, oh, public humiliation, we have "Sex Sent Me to the ER" (Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. ET on TLC). In a clip from this week's episode, one woman has a genuinely weird reaction to her man's head injury.

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"Scandal"

"Scandal"

Credit: ABC

Columbus Short is set to leave 'Scandal'

Things don't look so great for Harrison, do they?

You know how everyone carps about how Harrison (Columbus Short) never seems to get much of a storyline on "Scandal"? How he's the forgotten Gladiator? Alas, just as Harrison is being pulled into the action (his dalliance with the recently deceased Adnan was both hot and harrowing this past season), he's being yanked out of it. Today Short released a statement through his publicist confirming he'll be leaving the show.

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Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Credit: Chapman Baehler

CulturePop No. 45 - Joe Satriani on Mick Jagger, Metallica, and House of Cards

The real-life rock god reveals there's only one time he doesn't practice

It's not often you get to talk to an actual rock god, but Melinda and I got that chance this week when we sat down with Joe Satriani, who has been called one of the best rock guitarists ever -- and Mick Jagger might agree. In addition to being a part of the multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, Satriani has toured with Jagger, scored 15 Grammy nominations, taught a fleet of other famous guitar players (including Kirk Hammett of Metalica and Larry LaLonde of Primus) and had a massive influence on the industry with his lines of guitars and amplifiers. He's now an author, too. His memoir, "Strange Beautiful Music" is out now -- as is a 15-CD set of his collected works. Yeah, he's a busy guy. 

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"The Vampire Diaries"

"The Vampire Diaries"

Credit: The CW

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Enzo gets mad - but will he get even?

Can Bonnie survive if the Other Side crumbles?

This week's episode of "The Vampire Diaries" was a rough one to watch, even with the fabulous 1960 flashbacks. I love it when we get not only greaser-chic Damon but early "Mad Men" hair, cars and wardrobe. It almost made up for the part I didn't really want to see (no spoilers in the opening paragraph, don't worry).

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"The Vampire Diaries"

"The Vampire Diaries"

Credit: The CW

'Vampire Diaries'' Ian Somerhalder and EP Caroline Dries talk big changes ahead

Three 'permanent deaths' will happen by season's end

The CW doesn't ask reporters to come by to watch an upcoming episode of "The Vampire Diaries"  (Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on the CW) and chat with Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) and executive producer Caroline Dries every day, so I had reason to believe something big was in the works for the show this week. No spoilers here, but I wasn't wrong. 

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