Six designers remain, and unfortunately one of them is Josh M. Seriously, I don't understand how Bedazzler Man keeps skating through, especially after last week's horrible pants, and yet he's still here, holding on, looking for new ways to spread tacky throughout the land.
One of the designers doesn't play nice -- and it's not who you might expect
The reality star gets her heart broken in Florence, but is her behavior too much?
It's almost a little jarring when a reality TV show like "Jersey Shore" (Thurs. at 10 p.m. on MTV) drops the party/screw around/drunkenly screech at one another script and actually shows real human emotion inspired by the kinds of traumas to which everyone can relate. It's enough to make you want to give Snooki and her pals a group hug, if you didn't think you'd be covered in fake tan residue as a result.
We know they got hitched, but their problems may not be resolved
Before the premiere of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (Tues. 9 p.m. on A&E), I was concerned that last season's emotional rollercoaster would amble to a dull, TV-friendly finish. We already know Simmons and longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed tied the knot on October 1, so it seemed pretty safe to assume that all of the problems that had plagued Tweed (Simmons' serial infidelity, his inability to communicate, his workaholism) have been neatly shoved under the rug, never to be addressed again.
But to Tweed's credit, Simmons didn't get off so easily on the show's season debut. He may have gotten a yes and she did, in fact, take the enormous engagement ring he offered her, but she wasn't letting him use marriage as a get out of jail free card. "Who'd want to marry an a------ like you?" Tweed asks, letting Simmons think he'll be flying home alone to pack his things before sobbing, "I would, I would." Clearly, this isn't going to be so easy.
The talk show hostess promises fun but politics, too
Which Rosie O'Donnell will we get when her TV show, "The Rosie Show," debuts (Mon. Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. on OWN)? Will it be the gung-ho, celebrity worshipping Rosie of her 1990s talk show? Or maybe the angry co-host of "The View"? In a conference call with reporters, O'Donnell said viewers should expect a mellower, more mature presence. "I've been doing this for more than half my life, and I have a different take on it," she said. "With the advent of the Internet, there's such accessibility to celebrities, and we really want more of the gritty underbelly and less of the polished veneer. More like Dick Cavett or Charlie Rose, but with humor." During the interview, Rosie also talked about what made her spurn NBC for OWN, the one regret she has from her last talk show and her list of dream guests.
The worst couple of the night isn't even put on the block
Last night was the most emotional night the ballroom has ever seen! At least that's what they're saying on "Dancing with the Stars." And of course we know that they're not the least bit prone to hyperbole on this show! Anyway, tonight could also be an emotional night (though it will be hard to top the MOST EMOTIONAL NIGHT the ballroom has ever seen!), as it's a results show, and that means a couple is going home. Hopefully there will be no rending of clothing or wailing.
But before we begin, we must be entertained. Mary J Blige performs "Real Love." It's just as good today as it was in 1992.
The on-screen couple cuts up about group sex, cross dressing and nudity
On "Happy Endings," Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. play Jane and Brad, a married couple who are just weird enough to fit in with their oddball single friends. During a conference call with reporters, the pair were just as funny without a script, though possibly not primetime-appropriate.
When asked if we'll see how Jane and Brad met this season, neither actor knew for sure, but they had their own ideas about how that magic moment might have transpired. "I kind of feel like we met at some frat party, she had hooked up with three or four guys before me, that night, we were just wasted, and I say I'm gonna try to hit that, then I did, and we fell in love," Wayans Jr. says. "I walked in on her with three other dudes, and said, 'Her!' That's what I think happened."
New housewife Brandi sticks her foot in it -- repeatedly
Last week was all about Brandi, the feisty new addition to the housewives. This week is apparently all about Dana, who almost makes Brandi look classy in comparison. Not possible? Oh, sadly, it is.
Kyle and Taylor go to Dana's for lunch. Dana answers the door dressed like Porn Star Vegas Barbie (if Mattel hasn't made it yet, give it time). But wait! She's trying on WEDDING DRESSES. Yes, Dana is apparently considering dressing like a high-priced Vegas hooker for her wedding. If we haven't already guessed it, Dana is all class. Kyle, of course, has guessed it. "There are two boobs and a tiara staring me in the face," she later says with exactly the right amount of bemused disgust.
The stars pick their most memorable year as inspiration
Tonight's theme is each dancer's most memorable year ever, which is really code for pandering for the voters' sympathy and, if possible, making us cry. This may be maudlin and manipulative but it should be interesting, given that some of the stars on the show have had very, very bad years. But we'll just have to see what they pick.
It's soapy drama, but when is it just too much to take?
I'll admit that "Private Practice" (along with its companion piece "Grey's Anatomy") is one of my guilty pleasures. A prime time sudser about narcissistic doctors who Care Too Much and should all be brought up on malpractice charges in every episode, the storylines frequently veer into too crazy/ridiculous/annoying to be believed territory (a crazy patient splits open Violet and steals her unborn baby! Charlotte discovers her rapist is a patient at her hospital!). But with a committed cast and characters who, when not saving the world, are busily bedding one another, it's just good, soapy fun. But last night the show tested my patience, and for once the usual soap opera tropes aren't working for me.
It's a flashback into the roaring '20s - and a forgotten love rediscovered
The times I enjoy most on "Vampire Diaries" are the times when the metaphor of otherness and addiction is most explicit. And even though it's a secondary storyline in this episode, that's definitely the case with Caroline's reprogramming at her dad's hands. But we'll get to that in a minute. A LOT happens in this episode, and just when we thought Klaus was out of tricks, the quest for hybrids gets a lot more complicated.