It seems only fitting that a TV show about a character who cheats death would itself come back to life after cancelation. That's exactly what happened to Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva," which returns for a fifth season Sun. June 23 at 9:00 p.m. despite having been given the axe after last season wrapped -- and just as the show had tossed in a direction-changing twist. Needless to say, fans mourned first -- and started campaigning next.
The upbeat show creator says fighting cancelation 'was exciting, really'
The final challenge will decide who wins $50,000 and a dream job
It's time for the season finale of "The Big Brain Theory," which finds astronaut and guest judge Buzz Aldrin joining host Kal Penn to see if the final two contestants are up for the toughest challenge yet: creating a portable bridge that can be deployed from the bed of a truck. You mean that doesn't come included?
Some have already emerged as the ones to beat
We now have our "So You Think You Can Dance" top 20, and the good news is that it seems like a talented bunch. In past seasons, there have definitely been some people who squeaked through on personality and an impressive core competency (cough, Cyrus, cough), and while that will might be true this season as well there's still a lot to like. Finding any dance who can sashay seamlessly through hip hop to ballroom and Sonya Tayeh routines is sort of like finding a diamond in your sofa cushions. Not impossible, but pretty rare.
The finalists make their official Hollywood debut
It's time to walk the green mile, dancers! This is the point at which the show finally starts getting interesting. Not that the auditions aren't interesting, but it's impossible to get invested in anyone when there are so many people (and so many of them go home). This is really the first time we get to see the chosen few with customized choreography, actual costumes (and not sweats) and the benefit of some rehearsal on a few hours of sleep. While Vegas Week seems to exist to test exactly how much crap they can put up with and still perform in a relatively good mood, we're now at the part of the series where we can see what everyone's got, without the "Survivor" element at play.
If you simply can't wait to see the final 20, go ahead and click here for our photo gallery.
Watch as a woman preps to fake it for a team of scientists
National Geographic Channel dives into the science behind arousal, orgasms, partner preference and sexual dysfunctions in "Sex: How It Works," a two-hour special premiering Tuesday, June 18, at 8:00 p.m. ET. In this HitFix exclusive clip, a woman prepares to fake an orgasm as well as experience a real one while her bodily reactions are monitored in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine.
The low-rated network circles the cancer-stricken star
One date takes a tour of Hurricane Sandy devastation
"The Bachelorette" heads to beautiful downtown post-Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City! It seems a bit like the bachelors have been promised a black-and-white television if they attend a grueling pitch for time shares, but I'm sure ABC has found a way to make this jaunt seem just as fabulously romantic as the others. Yay!
The big event is set to take place live June 23
Now, this is what you call a high wire act. Nik Wallenda, known as “The King of the High Wire,” will traverse the Grand Canyon without using a harness for "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda." He'll be 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River, a height greater than the Empire State Building. The tightrope crossing will take place in a remote section of the canyon operated by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation.
Discovery Channel will capture the play-by-play live event at 8:00 p.m. on Sun., June 23.
Watch three clips of Wallenda below:
Jason Mraz and Tommy Lasorda show up on the transformative show
Teresa and Melissa get into it and no one wins
Sometimes, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is just good fun. And sometimes I just want to start handing out smacks. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for "RHoNJ" tonight, but my desire to shake some of these people was simply overwhelming. I couldn't have hated them more if they'd been throat punching potbellied pigs. Not that that didn't almost happen.