Monday December 9, 2013
Downton Abbey cast members Laura Carmichael, Rob James Collier, Allen Leech, and Lesley Nicol join Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen this Tuesday, December 10th and they aren't the only guests worth tuning in for this week.
Watch What Happens Live is a live, late night, interactive talk show featuring guests from the world of entertainment, politics, and pop culture--as well as "Bravolebrities" (cast members from Bravo reality shows like Shahs of Sunset and the Real Housewives franchise.
In addition to the Downton Abbey cast this week, Cohen will also play host to American Idol winner Fantasia, Real Housewives Kyle Richards and Kandi Burruss, and former America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne.
Get more details here.
Watch What Happens Live airs on Bravo at 11PM Eastern/Pacific. The episode featuring the Downton Abbey cast airs this Tuesday, December 10.
Photo © PBS.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
Anyone who has ingested Turkey's tryptophan and carbo-loaded a plate of mashed potatoes knows that Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for flopping down on the sofa, and zoning out on reality TV.
Here are five great marathons to veg-out to:
- Show: American Pickers Wednesday, 11a.m.-10 p.m.
- Show: Duck Dynasty Thanksgiving Day, 6 p.m. -4:00 a.m.
- Show: Swamp People Thanksgiving Day, 7 a.m-6 p.m.
- Show: Pawn Stars Friday 8a.m. to Saturday 4:02 a.m.
- Show: Keeping Up With the Kardashians Sunday 7-11 a.m & 8:30 p.m holiday special.
Find out more--like why you should forgo Black Friday sales to watch these shows--here.
Saturday November 23, 2013
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition Season Two determined a winner this week and, although she wasn't my favorite, I'm just thrilled that the winner had a nice mom.
The Lifetime reality competition, (headed by Dance Moms dance coach Abby Miller)--where young dancers compete for a chance to win $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancers Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York--seems to attract some of the meanest moms on TV.
While the behavior of the mothers are certainly not the responsibility of their children, I don't really like seeing their bad behavior rewarded, so I'm glad that the mother who made a point to provide positive support for her daughter (rather than cutting down other moms, contestants and even their own children, as so many of the other mothers did) was the one whose dancer came out on top.
Meanwhile the mother who offered decidedly non-inspirational pep-talks like, "No one believes you can win," can't go home, thinking that her manner of "coaching" was successful.
Watching Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition I've been surprised at how often the dance moms-- who allegedly want their children to succeed (after all, the moms are living vicariously through their kids)-- cut down their own daughter and/or undermine their children's confidence at pivotal moments, like just before they step out onto the stage to perform.
So, I was relieved when the dancer who won had a very supportive mother. I'm sure the judges didn't base their decisions on who had the best cheerleader for a mom, but I'm still glad those mean moms went home empty handed.
Find out who won Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition Season Two--and whether or not Abby really is the ultimate arbitrator of who wins the competition--here.
Photo © Lifetime.
Friday November 15, 2013
Project Runway has spun-off yet another reality show: Under the Gunn, starring Tim Gunn as host.
The gift that keeps on giving, Project Runway had already spawned Project Runway All Stars, Project Accessory and the short-lived Mad Fashion, among others. Now Lifetime is currently in production on Under the Gunn, a new fashion design competition, which is scheduled to premiere in January.
In addition to tapping Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn as host, Under the Gunn also features Project Runway alums Mondo Guerra (Season Eight's fan favorite and winner of Project Runway All Stars Season One), Anya Ayoung-Chee (Season Nine's winner) and Nick Verreos (Project Runway Season Two), who will each mentor a team of designers.
Gunn, who recently gained more power and responsibility after a decade as Project Runway's mentor previously starred on Bravo's Tim Gunn's Guide to Style.
Learn more about Under the Gunn and plan to catch the premiere on Lifetime, January 16, 2014, at 9PM Eastern/Pacific.