"None of the Above"

"None of the Above"

Credit: Nat Geo

Exclusive clip: It's a frozen turkey fiasco on 'None of the Above'

You will not believe what happens in this experiment

On Nat Geo's new series, "None of the Above" (premiering Mon. March 24 at 9:00 p.m.), host Tim Shaw challenges viewers to guess the outcome of his over-the-top (and sometimes explosive) experiments. In this exclusive clip, Shaw decides he wants to cook a frozen turkey fast. So, why not drop it in a 30-gallon drum of peanut oil? That has to end well, right? 

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"The Vampire Diaries"

"The Vampire Diaries"

Credit: The CW

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Can Enzo be trusted?

And are Damon and Elena meant to be?

A theme running throughout this episode is Elena's disappointment in her friends -- which is entirely valid, because seriously, how could they not tell Katherine had moved in and started calling the shots? Though Katherine made an attempt at imitating Elena, she didn't try all that hard -- all too often she wanted to do something and simply whipped up a feeble excuse as to why Elena might blunder into it (gosh, Stefan, didn't mean to get all that oil on my shirt -- oopsie, I'm naked in a hotel room with you!). Of course, only in Mystic Falls could  you even entertain the idea that a dying vampire had hopped into your friend's body without being institutionalized. Still, it's like getting a haircut that no one notices -- wasn't anyone paying attention? 

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"Duck Dynasty"

"Duck Dynasty"

Credit: A&E

'Duck Dynasty' hasn't changed, but have we?

Dipping ratings may not mean what you think

After Phil Robertson said the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person (to wit: his opinion of homosexuals, the 21st century, a GQ reporter), there were many people calling for his suspension (which happened), his reinstatement (which also happened) and the end of "Duck Dynasty" (which didn't). While ratings represented a year-over-year dip when the show returned for a fifth season in January, 8.5 million viewers are nothing to sneeze at, especially for a basic cable show. This week the show lured in under 5 million viewers, again making it the most-watched basic cable show by a landslide. Not bad, but less than half of the 11.8 million that was the series' high watermark. 

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"Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor"

"Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor"

Credit: TLC

Exclusive clip: It's time for the Trailer Park Games on 'Myrtle Manor'

Chelsey can't pound beers, and Jared wonders why

Gosh, talk about ruining the Trailer Park Games for Jared. He wants to practice pounding back beers (this is called training or, on other days, Saturday night), but his wife just won't join in. Why would a respectable trailer park woman turn down beer? Hmmm, let's see. A raging yeast infection? Mouth sores? Wait, I know, pregnancy! At least, maybe pregnancy (and possibly the other stuff, but who knows). In this exclusive clip from "Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor" (airs. Thurs. March 20 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC), Chelsey confesses she might have a bun in the oven. Drink up, Jared!

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"Party Down South"

"Party Down South"

Credit: CMT

'Party Down South' producer talks 'Jersey Shore,' 'Bachelor'

SallyAnn Salsano knows what works - and what doesn't

If you've never heard the name SallyAnn Salsano, you most certainly know the shows she's produced. She's been a showrunner on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," and she's also the brains behind MTV's highest-rated series, "Jersey Shore." The Long Island native now has a very different kind of success in "Party Down South," which has its season finale tonight (Thurs. March 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CMT).

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"How I Met Your Mother"

"How I Met Your Mother"

Credit: CBS

CulturePop No. 41 - 'How I Met Your Mother''s Andy Gowan, Lady Gaga

We talk about the show's last song and those dead mother rumors

This week Melinda and I got a chance to talk to Andy Gowan, the music supervisor for "How I Met Your Mother" and other shows, and of course we had to ask about the very last song we'll hear on the show -- and some of the rumors floating around about what we'll see in the finale. We're only human.

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Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin set for Netflix comedy series

'Friends' creator Marta Kaffman is on board, too

Netflix is continuing its original programming onslaught with the new half-hour "Grace and Frankie," and this comedy comes front loaded with names sure to resonate with the Baby Boomer set. Oscar-winner Jane Fonda will co-star with Lily Tomlin in what Netflix promises will be a "very different kind of sitcom" from "Friends" creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. 

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"The Little Couple""The Little Couple"

"The Little Couple"

Credit: TLC

'Little Couple' recap: Were you moved by Jen and Bill's latest challenge?

It's time for the kids' first Christmas, but also Jen's chemotherapy

When Jen faces the camera to calmly explain her cancer diagnosis, it's almost as if the tiny doctor is speaking reassuringly to one of her own patients. Yes, it's stage 3, and it will require chemotherapy, and it's best for her to start treatment right away -- despite the fact she and Bill have a new arrival, Zoey, in the house.

I bet she's a great doctor, because she's so calm and collected as she delivers this dose of horrible news. It's easy to believe that everything is going to be fine (and, according to Jen, it is now). But I bet being a doctor who knows full well what stage 3 of a fast-growing cancer can be, she was more rattled than we ever knew.

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"The Real Housewives of New York City"

"The Real Housewives of New York City"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of New York' recap: Carole is not okay with Aviva

It's like apples and spaceships, you know?

While I think there's an entire book to be written about the weirdly cozy relationship between Aviva's ex-husband Harry, Aviva, Sonja and Aviva's current husband Reid, sadly that wasn't the focus of this week's episode of "The Real Housewives of New York." No, that was devoted to a topic familiar to anyone who watches reality television -- does a book deal make you a "real" writer, and if so, do you actually have to write anything? Or can you, like, call up a guy and tell him some stories and make him, like, do it so you can go to parties and stuff? 

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"The Little Couple"

"The Little Couple"

Credit: TLC

'Little Couple' sneak: Jen talks about her shocking diagnosis

Jen and Bill discuss sharing this difficult news with the world

As we all know, this is going to be a tough season for 'The Little Couple' (TLC, Tues. at 10:00 p.m. ET). Though they've finally completed their family with the adoption of baby Zoey, Jen is ill. In this week's episode, we learn what the diagnosis is. Although we've all read about it, it's not easy to hear. 

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