Having found a formula that works in "The Real Housewives" franchise, Bravo has done its level best to milk it dry before flogging it to death in endless permutations (look for a "Real Housewives" in a town near you!). With the franchise aging and America possibly running low on actual housewives to film, the network has been sniffing around for new territory with mixed results. Very mixed results, mind you.
While there's plenty of fighting, the talent may be better
See the spooky, witchy images from the new season
The enticing (but not revealing) images keep spilling from the vaults for FX's "American Horror Story: Coven." Today we get four new poster images, each one spookier than the last (although I'll say the spookiest has to be Voodoo Queen). Here they are. Consider yourself warned. And oh, remember that the show premieres Wed. Oct. 9 at 10:00 p.m. If you don't watch, there's a chance you will be cursed. Or something.
See the images below:
The 'Dancing with the Stars' pro joins in on a woman's plot
If you're into revenge and weight loss PLUS you'd like to see a cameo from a "Dancing with the Stars" pro, then do we have a clip for you! On tonight's episode of "My Big Fat Revenge" (Oxygen, Tues. at 9:00 p.m.), Lacey Schwimmer joins in with the plot to make a bully cry. Enjoy!
See the poster slither, too
Time for another "American Horror Story: Coven" teaser! This one promises the kiss of death, though no one seems worse for wear in these 28 seconds of creep. Unless you count the snake. If this whets your appetite, so to speak, you can watch the season premiere Wed. Oct. 9 at 10:00 p.m. on FX.
The star says TV's role is to 'provocatively challenge audiences to evolve'
On the surface, "Dads" (premieres Tues. Sept. 17 at 8:00 p.m. on FOX) probably seemed like a basic, even family-friendly, sitcom. Best friends and video game company co-owners Warner (Seth Green) and Eli (Giovanni Ribisi) find their lives derailed when their respective fathers David (Peter Riegert) and Crawford (Martin Mull) move in with them. A home run, right? Not exactly.
Given that Seth McFarlane is the brains behind the operation, it makes sense that buttons would be pushed. What might be more surprising is how unfunny the pilot is. While I wasn't laughing over the small penis jokes and cliched cracks about Asians and Puerto Ricans, nothing else struck me as particularly funny, either -- and apparently I'm not alone in yawning, as plenty of critics have given the show a firm thumbs-down. Still, no one can fault the talented cast doing their best with subpar material -- including Green. I spoke to Green after a heated panel at TCAs, and found his defense of the show more engaging than the show itself. Here's what he had to say about FOX traditions, "All in the Family" and why he thinks the naysayers just don't get it.
It turns out Bill Nye has a very loyal and vocal fan base
It's baaaack! Yes, "Dancing with the Stars" returns, though in condensed form, and with a whole new mess of celebrities! Some of whom can actually dance! Though there won't be eliminations this week, when those start they'll be jammed into the performance episodes, so don't get too comfortable with tonight's casual, languorous pacing. Actually, I'm okay with that going away, actually. After a certain point, this feels less like a show about dancing and more like a show about talking about dancing.
Watch Will being the adorable toddler he is
Could the "Little Couple" be any cuter? In this exclusive clip from the TLC show (airing Tues. Sept. 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET), Will helps his mommy Jen prepare for Bill's very first Father's Day. It's a little more poignant than it seems, as Will won't actually be feeling very celebratory on the day itself -- instead, he'll be having one of a series of surgeries he needs on Father's Day. Still, in this clip Will has other things than icky hospitals to think about, such as running around his room and reveling in his many, many Band-Aids.
Despite all the talk about forgiveness, it looks like a fight is brewing
Gosh, I had been worried that everything was going to be all nutty-twiggy-hugs-and-kisses on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" after all those bonding exercises and Zennis games in Arizona. I mean, if Teresa and Jacqueline can actually become friends again without one of them suffering a serious head injury first, you have to think hellishly hot weather and trust exercises really can work miracles. But good news! Simmering resentments are surfacing this week, so we can expect Melissa and Teresa to go back to screaming and yelling at one another any minute. What a relief!
It's down to Amy, Aaron, Fik-Shun and Jasmine
So, tonight's the big night on "So You Think You Can Dance"! The finale is always a nice opportunity to take a second look at some of the more memorable dance routines of the season (and man, season 10 had a lot of them), but it's also a chance for us to be inundated with fluff and filler. Is there any chance we'll get a finale worthy of one of the stronger seasons in recent memory? Anything is possible!
In this teaser, see some of the stars in witchy garb
Yet again, "American Horror Story" is rolling out evocative, creepy teasers to get us excited about the latest season ("Coven" premieres Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX). This time around, we get to see a few of the stars -- including grande dames Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett. I could tell you the rest, but I wouldn't want to spoil it.