It seems like it should be a fun idea -- a car/boat! Alas, it's not so fun if you have to drive the hunk of junk, or at least that's what Rutledge discovers on "Top Gear" (Tues. Oct. 29 at 9:00 p.m. on History).
It turns out a car/boat isn't as much fun as you'd expect
Think you have it rough? You have no idea
Some of us think we're tough if we have to dig our cars out of the snow (in Southern California, people complain if they get rained on). To disabuse any of us of the idea that we have real challenges, just watch this exclusive clip from "Life Below Zero: The Thaw" (airs Tues. Oct. 29 at 10:00 p.m. on Nat Geo). You know who has it tough? Glenn.
A star who seemed safe in the middle of the pack gets the boot
Cher is coming! Cher is coming! I feel faint. This is so exciting! And not only will Cher perform on "Dancing with the Stars" next week, she'll be JUDGING, as Len will be out of town. This is every color of awesome. I hope she has many costume changes and wears a different wig to judge each routine.
Anyway, let's get to the dancing, shall we? Did I mention Cher is coming to the show next week? Cher?
It's been 16 years since she came out on ABC, so are we ready now?
Nolan is looking for love in all the wrong places, too
I'm not quite sure why Charlotte has become so peripheral to the twisty-turny drama of "Revenge," but for the past few weeks her appearances have seemed largely ornamental and, yes, kinda ridiculous. Tonight, she might as well have hung a sign around her neck stating, "I am the plot twist! Please ignore previous character development!" Granted, there hasn't been much of that this season anyway. Other than twirling around and muttering in French, she's seemed unclear about who she should be hating and why. Next week I'm expecting Emily to hand her some note cards so she can keep up.
How Hook came to be a pirate is explored
At the start of the season, I couldn't wait to explore more of Hook's backstory on "Once Upon A Time." Now that we're in the dreary monotony of Neverland, it seems even more important to dig into his -- or, really, anyone's -- story just to get us out of the jungle. While what we learn about Hook isn't all that twisty or particularly insightful (there's still a lot of Hook to unravel, I'm sure), it's a reminder of what worked in the first season and what has been largely missing in this one.
The NatGeo movie captures what could happen after a cyber attack
I'll say it right up front. Nat Geo's new movie, "American Blackout" (Sun. Oct. 27 at 9:00 p.m.) is the scariest movie I've seen all year. All. Damn. Year.
These guys may be royalty, but they're single for a reason
For every woman who grew up dreaming of a handsome, charming prince to sweep her off her feet, "Secret Princes" (TLC, premieres Fri. Oct. 25 at 10:00 p.m.) should fix that right quick. A reality TV show following four royals from different nations looking for love in Austin, Texas without benefit of their impressive resumes, this show suggests that at least some of these princes are neither charming nor handsome and may really want to call the royal matchmaker when they get back home. In this clip, the royals fight over who gets the better bedroom. The way these guys go at it, you'd think the losers had to sleep in a pup tent in the backyard.
This puts a new spin on putting a bug in your ear
Have you ever put a bug in someone's ear? Literally? Probably not, but it turns out bugs can get in there, and the pain is so intense you might end up writhing and bucking so hard people think you're having convulsions. Learn something new every day! In this exclusive clip from "Untold Stories of the ER" (airs Sun. Oct. 27 at 9:00 p.m. on Discovery Fit & Health, then repeats Sat. Nov. 2 at 9:00 p.m.), see what a bug in your ear really looks like. Consider this your warning. Also, don't watch this right before you eat.
Singer talks about 'Proof of Life,' Katy Perry and make-believe tea parties
Whether or not you loved post-grunge supergroup Creed and the ever-present hit "With Arms Wide Open," you need to listen to lead singer Scott Stapp talk about the song reaching the "burn-out phase." Not many artists are so honest about the process, but that speaks to where Stapp is in his life. After battling addiction and writing a wrenching memoir, "Sinner's Creed," the singer is digging into his dark materials for his new album, "Proof of Life" (available Nov. 5). Melinda and I had a great time talking to Stapp, who talked about the catharsis of writing a memoir, thoughts of quitting music, what his current status is with Creed, and the joys of wearing make-up and playing tea party with his daughter. Clearly, Stapp has come through to the other side, and in the process, we get an album that truly rocks. Here's the rundown.