Ever hear about a mass murder and think, huh, I wonder if a yeti did it? Okay, probably not your first conclusion. Or second. Or fifty-fifth. But that was the one explorer Mike Libecki found himself drawn to in investigating the cold case of the Dyatlov Incident, a journey documented in "Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives" (a two-hour special premiering on Discovery Sun. June 1 at 9:00 p.m.). Crazy, right? Well, hold on a minute.
While most of us think of Marilyn Manson as a goth rock icon with an impressive contact lens collection, he's also known for other stuff, like writing and painting and being an impressively clear-headed talking head on hot topics like gun control. He also pops up in acting roles, sometimes unrecognizably (see his shot on "Eastbound & Down"). Now he has a new role to add to his resume -- he'll be joining the cast of the FX show "Sons of Anarchy" in a recurring role.
While there must be many, many Justin Bieber fans in the world (apparently 52 million of them, judging from his Twitter feed), it seemed that just as many haters popped up when when it was announced that the singer would be appearing on the first four episodes of "So You Think You Can Dance." Dance fans were upset that Bieber would be taking away the spotlight from hardworking, under-appreciated dancers. I'm sure someone, somewhere started an online petition. Toe and tap shoes were surely tossed.
In "True Tori," Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott allegedly tried to do something different -- a reality television show about their marriage that stripped away the celebrity veneer and explored the gritty aftermath of McDermott's adulterous affair while filming the first season of "Chopped Canada" in Toronto. I use the word "allegedly" because, depending on who you talk to or what you read, it's either exactly what it seems or it's as scripted as a very special episode of "The Big Bang Theory."
It should be noted that the over-the-top doggie funeral at the end of this week's episode of "The Real Housewives of New York City" was probably the sanest moment in the whole show. At least no one was flinging booze or pulling hair or talking about oral sex. Yes, it was that kind of episode. Needless to say, George was involved.
There's dark, and then there's middle-of-the-ocean dark. That's what the crab fisherman working on the Northwestern in tonight's episode of "Deadliest Catch" (Tues. May 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Discovery) must face in this exclusive clip.
If it's another network medical drama, that must mean we get a new hot-but-messed-up doctor, right? Bingo! NBC's "The Night Shift" (premieres Tues. May 27 at 10:00 p.m.) gives us Dr. T.C. Callahan, who brings a dose of amped-up crazy to the role of E.R. savior. He's good looking, he's reckless, and, oh, he may have PTSD following a stint in Afghanistan. It may not be a particularly sexy twist (you won't know whether to root for him getting back together with his co-worker ex Jordan or pray she runs for the hills), but it was an angle that appealed to star Eoin Macken ("Merlin").
So Heather did put together a pretty fabulous shindig to show off how much money she has. It all went pear shaped pretty quickly and ended in tears and contusions, but on the bright side everyone got onion rings out of it. For an event on "The Real Housewives of Orange County," that's not bad.
As we all know, "The Bachelorette" contestant Eric Hill passed away earlier this year, and it definitely casts a pall over the show that no amount of creative editing can take away. I had hoped that perhaps Andi wouldn't find him attractive on that first night so that we (and she) wouldn't get too attached. Too often the only way to get off this show with your dignity somewhat intact is to either win the whole thing or go home that first night. Along the way there's just too much opportunity to get into a fight with an idiot bunkmate, say the wrong thing to the Bachelorette, or get blotto drunk (they really push the booze on these shows). But not only did he make the cut, he clearly made an impression.
One of the elements I love about "Orphan Black" is the dry, dark humor that bubbles to the surface in almost every episode, but is most present when Helena and Alison are around. This was one of those weeks, and I have to think everyone who once loathed Helena has come around by now. Who would have guessed that underneath the crazy (and there's a lot of crazy) there could be a Muppet-haired softy who just wants love?