Oh no. The show is starting with a Very Inspiring slow motion intro that looks sort of like our final four are headed to war. I know you have to goose the drama, "Dancing with the Stars," but this is a bit much. Still, it's the finals, so let's get excited!
One couple nails the samba relay
'Atlantis' didn't do too badly, either
Did you watch the "Doctor Who" special "Day of the Doctor"? So did lots of other people! "Doctor Who" and new series "Atlantis" broke records on Saturday. "Doctor Who"’s 50th Anniversary special, "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor," delivered 3.6 million viewers for the daytime simulcast and primetime encore.
These are solid numbers for "Doctor Who," but not landmarks for basic cable in the United States ("Duck Dynasty," for example, raked in 8.4 million viewers for its season finale). But the show did do gonzo business on social media. On Saturday, BBC America was the #1 cable network on Twitter, "Doctor Who" was #1 on Twitter in all of television and the series set a record on Tumblr with the highest level of activity of any televised event ever, surpassing the Super Bowl and MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Wednesday night it's a yuck-a-thon on TLC
This Wednesday, TLC is gifting all of us with two new episodes of "Extreme Cheapskates" and "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. respectively). As gross as these shows may be, they're tremendously reassuring to anyone who has ever had a moment of quirk and wondered if they, in fact, were a little weird. Guess what? There's a very, very small chance too many people are as oddball as the two women we see here. In fact, these ladies may be unique in the world. So, watch the clips below, then pat yourself on the back. You may buy toilet paper from Costco, but that does not make you either extremely cheap OR a hoarder.
Will Ferrell's 'legendary' character can't get it right
For all the many Whovians who have spent the weekend dissecting "The Day of the Doctor," here's a clip to lighten up matters. Will Ferrell, as his Ron Burgundy "Anchorman" character, tries to sort out why no one has will tell him the Doctor's name, a play on the old "Who's on First" Abbot and Costello bit.
Watch the graphic (sorry, no Tatiana) trailer for confirmation
Is Phaedra right to be angry with her husband?
Hey, remember that screaming argument Apollo and Kenya had during the reunion last season? The one about who texted who, and who wanted to have sex with who? Hope you took notes, because it's back again!
The 50th anniversary special more than delivered
The expectations for the 50th anniversary special episode of "Doctor Who" were, of course, outsized. After so many years (and so many doctors), we expected a sense of history, time travel, and, of course, adventure packed into a commercial-free hour and twenty minutes. We needed some details explained (though not everything -- "Spoilers!") and some new mysteries planted for the coming season. We needed a lot -- and, for the most part, we got it. While this wasn't the episode for "Doctor Who" newbies to jump in on, fans of the show were rewarded with allusions to the past -- lots of them.
Bonnie and Jeremy, um, register for classes, wink, nudge
This was an episode of highs and lows, not just for the characters but for us. There were story lines and character developments that were lovely or tragic (or both) and which made perfect sense. And then, there was Caroline. But we'll get to her in a moment.
We talk Alaska, dating, Emily and his upcoming 'diarrhea' moment
On "Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice" (Fri. at 10:00 p.m. on the Discovery Channel), Zeke Tenhoff is often too busy dealing with life or death issues to chat much. Even when his ex-girlfriend Emily Riedel wants to complain about her bad day, he usually has to tell her he's trying to fix something or stop the dredge from falling apart so she needs to zip it for a while. Guess what? Zeke's a lot of fun when he's not dealing with important issues that may make or break his ability to make a living or, you know, survive.
Despite being convicted of sexual assault, the leader is still in control
"Breaking the Faith" (premiering Sun. Nov. 24 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC) isn't just about a group of young people trying to start new lives -- it's about how (and if) they do that after escaping the controversial Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a cult run by convicted felon Warren Jeffs. Jeffs is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault (he's said to have 78 wives, 24 of whom were underage when he married them), but he's reportedly still the president of the organization. In this exclusive clip, watch what happens one day before "extraction," which aptly describes what it takes to get people out of this cult.