"Fish is good brain food. You should eat a whale!" shouts Wicked Tuna's Dave Marciano across the table to rival Dave Carraro when I join the stars of one of NatGeo's highest-rated series for dinner in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where they're shooting Season 3. Why the advice? Captain Carraro doesn't eat seafood.
Even more bizarre than a fisherman refusing to eat fish is witnessing the cutthroat captains laughing amicably over clam chowder, sushi (veggie for Carraro) and steak. "You have five teams all wanting the same goal," says Carraro, Season 1's champ. "We can joke around and have a beer, but when you get on the water, things change." They'd better have an appetite for competition, since this season will see two new crews (in addition to the five returning teams) competing for what they call "monstahs," which can reel in $20,000 each.
Throughout our meal, Carraro repeatedly checks on marine conditions; choppy waters will put our planned deep-sea expedition in jeopardy. But to my nerves' dismay, the Atlantic Ocean smooths out. Here's how the next day went on Carraro's boat as — my Dramamine in tow — we searched for bluefin tuna.
Jay Leno out, Ross Mathews in! The beloved, former Tonight Show intern returns to E! with Season 2 of his hit talk show, Hello Ross (premiering Friday, Feb. 21 at 10/9c), but there's no confirmation of his ex-boss's appearance just yet.
Andrew Rannells, Lena Dunham
Hannah's (Lena Dunham) gay ex-boyfriend and ex-roommate, Elijah (Andrew Rannells), ousted himself from the group at the end of Season 2, and now he's back, making his return to Girls on Sunday, Feb. 16 (10/9c, HBO). But he's not back in Brooklyn yet.
"We shot in the North Fork of Long Island," Rannells told TV Guide Magazine at the show's red carpet premiere earlier this year...
Entrepreneur and celebrity chef Martha Stewart brings viewers back into her kitchen for the third season of PBS's Martha Stewart's Cooking School. The 13-episode series teaches home cooks how to master a multitude of meals and culinary techniques in just 30 minutes. "It's not the typical dump-and-stir program," Stewart told TV Guide Magazine at a private cooking demo in the test kitchen at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's Manhattan headquarters, where she cooked personal pot pies for a room full of reporters. "We focus on one particular kind of cooking or one particular ingredient. I love to impart the ideas, and we have lots to cover."
Long before Marky Mark, NKOTB, Blue Bloods and Oscar nominations, the Wahlberg brothers, and all nine siblings, were enjoying family dinners in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. And they still are — with the cameras rolling on A&E's The Wahlburgers (premiering Wed. Jan 22, 10:30/9:30c), which serves up a candid look into the family burger restaurant, lead by older brother, chef Paul. Donnie gives us the dish.
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills
Socialites actually working for the betterment of humanity? That just seems impossible, and it probably is. In this exclusive clip from E!'s new reality series #RichKids of Beverly Hills, billionaire heiress Dorothy Wang plans to host a charity blood drive, but the good cause is overshadowed by a bad argument between she has with fellow "rich kid" Jonny Drubel when he's not allowed to participate in the drive. Dorothy visits Jonny's music studio to try to make up, but matters only get worse.
100 Days of Summer
New York City, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Miami. With all of these major hotspots, there's still a major city missing from Bravo's lineup — Chicago — and now, the Windy City is coming in with full force. 100 Days of Summer (premiering Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c) follows six professional coeds, as they work hard and play hard in Chi-Town. But how much heat can just a few months of summer pack? "Chicago is already at the top of most lists," says cast member Vincent Anzalone. "Throw in Chicagoans who have been cooped up for nine months of bad weather, and you get an energy that is truly palpable." We spoke with Vincent and the other go-getters for a preview of their new series.
Blood, Sweat and Heels
Bravo recently released the a promo for the long-awaited new season of The Real Housewives of New York City, but first a new clique of ladies will be taking over the Big Apple. Blood, Sweat and Heels (premiering Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9/8c on Bravo) follows a group of six successful women who climb the professional ranks — and social circles — of Manhattan's elite. Meet the ladies.
Amy Sedaris returns to Fox's Raising Hope on Jan. 10 as Virginia's hilariously obnoxious cousin Delilah. But don't expect things to be different. "They still butt heads and are very competitive," says Sedaris.
The sweet sounds of Michael Bublé will once again serenade viewers during the holiday season when the Canadian crooner headlines his third annual NBC special (Wednesday at 10/9c). "This year, the show is more music-driven and diverse," says Bublé, who included...