Dr. Leekie proves he's not one to be tangled with
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Welcome to Reality TV Roundup -- a quick look at some of the reality TV-centric stories that have recently popped up across the fine, old Interwebs. Click away, my couch potato friends. But before you do...
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Shakira and Usher are coming back in the spring. Thank God.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY
Teresa and Melissa are fighting, this time over "On Display." Whatever.
The magician just might beat the 'pretend game about pretend business'
I suspected Penn Jillette was going to make the finals of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." No, I'm definitely not psychic. I'm not deeply in tune with the production, or worse, Donald Trump. But I had a feeling before the show even began that the magician who makes up half of Penn & Teller might go a little further on the franchise this time around.
The NatGeo show takes a raw, dark look at life off the grid
Imagine life without supermarkets. Or roads. Oh, and don't forget the cold (sometimes colder than 60 below) or the bears and wolves. Sounds like one heck of a reality TV show, doesn't it? Actually, it's how some people live in remote corners of Alaska, and they do it on purpose. Of course, that meant someone had to film it. So now we have "Life Below Zero" premiering Sun. May 19 at 10:00 p.m. on NatGeo.
Did you expect the cliffhanger?
I may need to lie down. The season finale of "Scandal" was so packed with ups and downs and twists and turns I may be a little sick to my stomach. Some story lines were tied up with a neat little bow, while others were clearly left in a big, knotted mess for next season. Of course, spoilers galore. I'm just hoping I can keep track of them all.
What did you think of Damon's big moment?
I was going to say that this finale did an excellent job of keeping the focus on the bloody, beating heart of the series. Yes, there was some nail-biting drama, but mostly it was about big emotional moments. Klaroline. Delena. To a lesser extent, Stelena. Jeremy and Bonnie (they probably have a cute nickname, which you're welcome to mention in the comments). It all felt like (as befit a graduation-themed episode) a sweet and often poignant summing up, moving on and coming together.
Watch the TV show before you read the book!
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, gets the teen treatment
Girl meets alien, love blossoms in this new drama
It seems that "Star-Crossed" is really a TV show about interracial love and school busing, but instead of people of color, we get aliens who look like white people with cool tattoos.
Vampires let the good times roll in NoLa
If you're a "The Vampire Diaries" fan, you're probably already setting your DVRs. Go directly to the head of the class and just watch the video. But if you're not, here's what you can expect from "The Originals," the spin-off of the long-running vampire/werewolf/witch/oh my franchise.