"The Vampire Diaries"

 "The Vampire Diaries"

Credit: The CW

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: 'The Rager'

Elena's having a problem keeping down this vampire thing

Though I had initially thought Elena's transition into vampiredom would be pretty easy -- she knows the right people, for crying out loud -- I'm beginning to have my doubts. The girl who spent so much time in previous seasons either being depressed or guilty or suffering over some fresh nightmare now has a new lease on life (or unlife, I guess) and it's not going so well. Vampires feel everything more strongly than mere mortals do -- and it was only a matter of time before all the big, bad feelings Elena was supressing came bubbling to the surface like black goo in the LaBrea Tar Pits. This week, Elena gets to do battle with her anger, which she was too nice to get out of her system back when it could have been neatly handled with a visit to the local gun rage or a good jog. No, now Elena has bloodlust and a taste for murder to deal with, and it's just a whole lot messier. 

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"American Horror Story"

 "American Horror Story"

Credit: FX

'American Horror Story' recap: 'Tricks and Treats'

Sister Jude and Sister Mary Eunice are no match for a man possessed

While I'm still not entirely committed to "American Horror Story," I have to give the show credit for one absolutely brilliant move: no matter how ridiculous it gets, I'm not sure anyone will ever be able to say it's really jumped the shark. This show pretty much kicked things off from day one with Fonzie zipping around on the waves, merrily water-skiing right past logic and subtlety, splashing us with copious quantities of homage until our heads hurt. It's not for everyone, granted, but it's definitely a wild ride.

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"Project Runway All Stars"

 "Project Runway All Stars"

Credit: Lifetime

'Project Runway All Stars' mentor Joanna Coles expects to get auf'ed

She says she's different than Tim Gunn in one key way

Joanna Coles will be back for another season of "Project Runway All Stars," but don't expect her to stick around for much more than that. In a conference call with journalists, the fashionista talked about why her recent exit from Marie Claire makes it likely that she'll be auf'ed -- and she totally gets it.

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"Nashville"

"Nashville" 

Credit: ABC

'Nashville' recap: 'Someday You'll Call My Name'

Rayna isn't the only one with big problems this week

It seems that this week everyone's either facing their demons or avoiding their demons. In either case, there are demons, so maybe this is more of a Halloween episode than I was expecting. 

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<p>&quot;Dancing with the Stars&quot;</p>

"Dancing with the Stars"

Credit: ABC

'Dancing with the Stars' recap: It's 'Gangnam Style' on the dance floor

The final four couples perform their guilty pleasure dances

So, this is really Monday part 2 -- four couples will perform and we get the Team "Gangnam Style" dance, too. And it's only an hour! I could get used to this, couldn't you? 

For some reason, Kelly looks mad as the camera pans over the crowd. Or maybe that's not anger, but worry. She was at the bottom of the leader board this week. Or maybe Val made a crack about her age, or the love isn't there when cameras aren't rolling. 

In other news, I'm still looking forward to Team "Gangnam Style"'s performance. I know someday I will get sick of that song, but it hasn't happened yet. 

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"Dancing with the Stars"

 "Dancing with the Stars"

Credit: ABC

'Dancing with the Stars' recap: It's a shortened show but there's still drama

One celeb gets rushed to the hospital while another stumbles

Tonight’s episode is just one hour long, so that means “Dancing with the Stars” couldn’t possibly shove all the dancing we need to see into just one episode. So, we see half of the dances and just one of the group freestyles. Team A dances to "Call Me Maybe" tonight, team B to "Gangnam Style" tomorrow night. So, as Tom and Brooke repeatedly tell us, we need to vote both nights. And watch both nights. Because ratings are slipping, yo. 

As an aside, I want to mention that I love the way Tom says "Gangnam Style," sort of as if he's swallowed a bug. 

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"Private Practice"

 "Private Practice"

Credit: ABC

'Private Practice' is ending but will anyone notice?

Shonda Rhimes announces the end, but there's better soap to be had

Exactly no one was surprised on Friday when Shonda Rhimes announced that "Private Practice" would be riding off into the syndication sunset after episode 613. Fading ratings were already a tip-off (the debut episode raked in 14 million, while these days the show rarely cracks the 6 million mark), but the nail in the coffin was likely delivered when the star of the show, Kate Walsh (Addison), announced she was walking after 13 episodes. Rhimes claimed that making the decision came after some debate, but I can't imagine why. 

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"The Amazing Race"

 "The Amazing Race"

Credit: CBS

Reality TV Roundup: 'Project Runway' and 'Real Housewives' seasons wrap and more

It's been a busy week, so get your news about 'Survivor,' 'The Voice' and more here, now

 Welcome to Reality TV Roundup -- a quick look at some of the reality TV-centric stories that have recently popped up across the fine, old Interwebs. Click away, my couch potato friends. But before you do...

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! One more time: SPOILER ALERT. If you watch any competition shows, the latest elimination for each show is probably revealed in the text below. The hope is that, if you missed this week's program and would rather clear out your DVR than watch the episode, you can get a quick hit here. But don't come crying to me if you find out something you didn't want to know. You've been warned. Also note: lots of non-competition reality info lurks below, too. 
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Dmitry Sholokhov on "Project Runway"

 Dmitry Sholokhov on "Project Runway"

Credit: Lifetime

'Project Runway''s Dmitry talks about sacrifices, rent and the reality TV diet

The designer tells HitFix he's no longer homeless

Spoiler alert! On last night's season finale of "Project Runway," Dmitry Sholokhov emerged the winner with a collection that pushed the limits, featured edgy styling (the jury's still out about the silvered hair) and showed that he can, in fact, make some pretty cool things that aren't dresses (read all about it here). I talked to Dmitry briefly about his experiences in reality TV (he previously won an episode of "24 Hour Catwalk), why the designers showed off some pretty wretched stuff the week before the finale, and why Elena isn't really America's favorite designer of the season (as if there was any doubt). As you might expect, he was polite, thoughtful and occasionally blunt, but that's what we liked about him anyway, isn't it?

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"Project Runway"

 "Project Runway"

Credit: Lifetime

'Project Runway' recap: 'Finale, Part 2'

Dmitry, Melissa, Fabio and Christopher compete and a winner is chosen

Well, it's down to the final four, and after last week's unimpressive outing, it's really anyone's game. I'm hoping the designers listened to the judges, because if they send some of that crap down the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, man, they won't invite the show back.

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