Did you know the Osmonds were discovered by Walt Disney? No? Well, that's part of the explanation for why Donny Osmond is guest judging tonight's episode of "Dancing with the Stars." Oh, and he was Captain Shang in "Mulan." And he was Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast." Look, I don't think we need to justify Donny showing up. He won "Dancing with the Stars," remember? He's going to be a better guest judge than a lot of these random stars who just like watching the show. So let's get to it!
Ah, father-son bonding! On "Chrisley Knows Best" (new episode airing Tues. April 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET on USA), Todd and Chase team up to prank call Grandma, who apparently thinks the worst of her grandson. While you wouldn't think it would be all that fun to find out your granny thinks you'll sleep with anything in a skirt, Chase doesn't mind one bit. In fact, he lays it on extra thick by telling Grandma he was in a hit-and-run. Watch the clip to get in on the joke.
If you thought Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon (actually, the Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park if you want to be picky about it) seemed like a logistical nightmare, you'll appreciate the inherent challenges of Discovery's latest project. "Everest Jump Live" will not only have to wait for climber Joby Ogwyn to scramble up Mt. Everest, the weather will also need to be conducive for him jumping off of it in a wingsuit. Given that sudden weather changes account for a fair number of climber deaths, the May 11th 9:00 p.m. ET time slot has a caveat -- weather permitting.
This year was decidedly laid back, at least in the sartorial sense. at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Okay, maybe that's a nice way of saying almost everybody phoned it in. Even Nicki Minaj played it cool, while Rihanna looked like she'd just taken a break from the hotel pool to drop by. But hey, this isn't the Oscars or anything, after all.
While "Silicon Valley" has been pilloried for whiffing the ball when it comes to current techie misbehavior in Palo Alto, I suspect that was never really a hard target for co-creator Mike Judge and company. A lot has been made of the fact Judge worked in Silicon Valley 25 years ago, but, other than using the setting as a backdrop for a few inside jokes, the show pretty clearly has a broader aim. There's certainly a laser-sharp parody of Silicon Valley to be made, but this isn't it -- and, I think, doesn't want to be anyway.
Sometimes it's good to have some extra wives around, which Rhonda discovers on "My Five Wives" this week (airing Sun. April 13 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC). She's worried about her upcoming doctor's visit, but, as Brady reveals, it's not just pointless panic -- she's found a lump. In this exclusive clip, watch as the other wives come together for Rhonda, and Brady gets emotional.
Oh, Olivia. I'm sure it seemed like a brilliant move to dismantle B613 while you had the chance, but of course it's all gone pear-shaped this week, as unplugging the phones over there made it easy for a bunch of bad guys to put a plot to kill Fitz into action. And, because there are only four terrorists in the known world, one of those involved in this plot is Mama Pope. Isn't that cozy?
While some of the stories on "Sex Sent Me to the ER" (midseason premiere Sat. April 12 at 9:00 p.m. on TLC) seem like unfortunate mishaps, some suggest the frisky people involved needed a good, hard shake. Michael and Josi, for instance. Who really thinks dumping melted gummy candy on delicate skin is a good idea?
In the clip below, we also learn that Josi has to call her mom before heading to the ER, just in case her boyfriend wasn't embarrassed enough. Can't wait for next Thanksgiving at her house! Oh, but do watch this re-enactment -- though Josi has the more serious burn, Michael's mouth is also hurting -- and the dialogue is a scream. You'll never look at butter the same way again, either.
Mark McGrath may be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, and it's paid off -- though he's still going out on the road with Sugar Ray as part of the Under the Sun tour kicking off in June, he's also found a second career in front of the cameras. He'll be appearing in "Sharknado 2: The Second One" on July 31 (9:00 p.m. on Syfy). Melinda and I (who could not get "Fly" out of our heads pretty much the entire time, dammit) taked to McGrath about pretty much everything you can imagine, from the last American rock god to freezing with sharks. Oh, and we kind of got him to take off his shirt. Too bad for you this is an audio-only podcast. Here's the rundown:
With a break-out hit in "Orphan Black," co-creator Graeme Manson could be forgiven a smug attitude about creating such a smart, fast-paced series (full disclosure: I'm a fan), but no reason -- the friendly, easy going writer-producer still seems a little stunned by the show's success. When I got a chance to talk to Manson, he enjoyed talking about all things "Orphan Black," including the science and politics driving the plot, challenges facing our favorite characters in season two, some possible plans for an origin story (!), and he even gave a few hints of his master plan for the series. This is a long interview, but if you're a fan you'll want to read it through to the end, promise.