Logo has announced 'RuPaul's Drag Race' will be getting a make-over, returning as "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race" on Mon. Oct 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Not only will the premiere be "Rupersized" (featuring 10 bonus minutes), fan favorites from the original series (Pandora Boxx, Tammie Brown, Nina Flowers, Jujubee, Mimi Imfurst, Manila Luzon, Alexis Mateo, Chad Michaels, Raven, Latrice Royale, Shannel and Yara Sofia Vie) will be competing for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame and a shot at the grand prize of $100,000.
Stars ranging from Beth Ditto to Janice Dickinson are set to appear
A family of rednecks aims for a possibly unreachable goal
Watching "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (TLC, premieres Wed. 10 p.m. ET) brought up a range of emotions for me, not dissimilar to the roller coaster one goes through while watching a Terence Malick movie or perhaps when reading "Ulysses." Okay, maybe more like watching a NASCAR race or "Hillbilly Handfishin'." But still, "HCHBB" isn't the horrifying, non-stop slow-mo car wreck I expected. Sure, it has moments of nausea-inducing horror, but I was able to watch the whole thing without shrieking, which I'm pretty sure my colleague Dan didn't think was a remote possibility. Stranger still, there is something honestly charming and, yes, poignant about the show. And no, I am not mistaking poignancy for a craving for pork rinds.
Two kids will get the boot in preparation for next week's season finale
Tonight's theme is actability. I always thought this was a legal term, but hey, whatever works to get the kids fired up about shooting a video under conditions that would most likely result in union negotiations if this wasn't a cheap reality TV show.
The season finale promises twist, turns and neuroses galore
Usually, if I really work at it, I can find a logical reason for someone to appear on a reality TV show. There's a big prize, or they think it will advance their career, or they are willing to let someone pose them in front of a cruel three-way mirror so they can get some new clothes. With "Miss Advised" (Mon. 10 p.m. ET), which wraps up its slow spiral into crazy tonight, I'm scratching my head.
'Catfish' documentary also gets a series debut date
There's no escaping "Jersey Shore." During the TCA press tour, MTV Head of Programming David Jonollari revealed the show will be back for its sixth season, premiering Thurs. Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET. In addition, the spin-off "Snooki & J-WOWW" has been given the green light for a second season, as has hidden camera show "Money from Strangers." During the session, MTV also introduced clips of new series "The Inbetweeners, which debuts Aug. 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET, and "Wake Brothers," which join the docu-series "Catfish: The TV Show" and the scripted comedic drama "Underemployed" on the network.
The designers must create clothes for former (and fussy) contestants
So, this is the episode in which (spoiler alert!) the Mass Exodus of Season 10 begins. Consider yourself warned. And don't get too attached to anyone on this episode. The person who heads for the door is, if not the last person I expected to sneak out in the middle of the night, perhaps not one of my top candidates. I guess designing Emmy dresses for former contestants is enough of a double whammy to make anyone insane. Okay, not anyone. I mean, this is a TV show, not brain surgery or search and rescue. It's really not too much to expect someone to hold on to their crazy until they're forced out, honestly.
Nigel and son promise this 'is a challenge show,' not a competition show
If "So You Think You Can Dance" isn't enough hoofing and pirouetting for you, you'll be happy to know that "SYTYCD" producer Nigel Lythgoe has another dance-oriented series for you. The 7-part series "A Chance to Dance," which premieres Friday, Aug. 17 (10 p.m. ET) follows two former ballet dancers Billy Trevitt and Michael Nunn as they travel across the country to put together a dance troupe in just four weeks.
It's all about faking it effectively this week
The theme for the week is romanticality, which isn't really a word at all, as my automatic spell check keeps reminding me by changing it to romantically, but hey, this show ain't about proper English, it's about singing and dancing! So, let's get to exactly that!
The designers have their work cut out for them with difficult clients
If you want a taste of what's ahead on this Thursday's "Project Runway," here's a clip that promises drama a-plenty. As you may have heard, the designers get what seems like a straight-forward (and glamorous) challenge -- but soon discover it's not so obvious or easy when they learn who they'll be dressing. I expect our remaining designers will be put to a test that's actually (gasp!) somewhat relevant to their futures, as dressing up difficult people is, at least for any big name designer who dresses a celebrity, is just part of the job.
New CW show blends police procedural with romance in this '80s show reboot
Some fans of retro TV may remember "Beauty & The Beast" as an '80s TV show starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton, but the CW hopes a new reboot premiering Thurs. Oct. 11 (9:00 p.m. ET) will freshen up the concept. This time around, the beast isn't a lion living underground, but a former soldier (played by Jay Ryan) who's been subjected to experiments while serving in the military. "We talked about the idea… of a super soldier gone bad," Executive Producer Sherri Cooper told an audience of press tour journalists. And don't get too comfortable with this beast basically being a good guy, either. "He's going to become beastlier [as the series continues] and we're going to explore story wise what the reasons are [for him to change]. He is going to get worse…"