If you can't get enough of mentor Tim Gunn on "Project Runway" (and really, who can?), Lifetime is launching "Under the Gunn," a design competition show in which Gunn mentors three "Project Runway" winners as they mentor a bunch of competing designers. Sound complicated? Gunn says "multi-layered," so there.
In the ongoing quest to find an identity beyond "Oprah" re-hashes, OWN has announced four new series premieres for 2014. While the network still seems a little bipolar, split between wholesome self-improvement and, well, Lindsay Lohan. However, OWN's kinder, gentler approach to reality TV might be the perfect place for Lohan to stage a comeback. Tyler Perry, whose brand of subpar soap has already scored solid hits for OWN, will also bow yet another series for the network. Move over, Oprah!
Remember "The Karate Kid"? No, not the one with Jayden Smith, the original, way back in the '80s. It turns out you always had a good reason for liking Ralph Macchio, and not just because he gave you that crane kickboxing move to try out at the gym. In this exclusive clip from the OWN series "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (Fri. Jan. 10 at 8:00 p.m.), the '80s teen dreamboat looks back on his greatest year (career wise, of course) and has a laugh.
Oh, how I was looking forward to Stevie Nicks' appearance on "American Horror Story: Coven." I could just imagine what it would be like when the real thing met its earnest imitation in Misty Day. Surely there would be a storyline befitting a rock icon, a plot twist that had been cooking since the first day Murphy and Falchuk imagined a character obsessed with all things Stevie, right? Uh, not exactly. But we do get a lovely version of "Rhiannon," so that's okay, too.
Okay, there's a nip and a tuck, and then there's a tear down reconstruction project. In tonight’s all new episode of TLC’s "My Strange Addiction" (Wed. Jan. 8 at 10:00 p.m.), Lacey Wildd is proud to be plastic and has spent more than $250k and undergone 30 procedures to attain the most extreme body in the world. In this clip, Lacey shows off her custom internal pig skin corset, as well as her glow-in-the-dark boobs. Yes, that.
Who says TV isn't educational anymore? In this exclusive clip form Nat Geo's new series "The Legend of Mick Dodge" (premiering Tues. Jan. 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET), we learn tons of helpful stuff from the man himself. You know what a pinecone and a stick really is? No, really. And that pinecone can also clean your ears. And, um, other parts of your body. Hey, we didn't make this stuff up.
While lots of things happen in this episode (Jamie Lee Curtis for the win!), all of them are overshadowed by the never-ending battle between Brandi and Joyce. After the pathetic ending to Lisa's dinner party debacle, I think the win is pretty clearly in Joyce's column. She may be many things, but I don't think Joyce is one to play the victim card, at least not the way Brandi did.
I wrote a lot about this episode here, so this won't be an extremely in-depth recap. After all, we don't want to get too attached to anyone. We start the two-hour episode with 27 hopeful ladies and end with just 17. While kicking ten women to the curb gives Juan Pablo a chance to rid himself of most of the lunatics, amazingly, he leaves some in the mix. Maybe this is his way of keeping things interesting this season, but if the promo at the end of the episode gives any real clues, I think things progress from interesting to "didn't I see this on 'Cops' or maybe 'Dr. Phil' one time?" pretty quickly.