Having mostly kept a low profile after a series of tabloid-sized scandals, Jesse James is ready to return to TV. The rebel motorcycle and car customizer will star in The Jesse James Project (working title), a special for Discovery Channel set to air Monday, April 9 at 10 p.m/9c.
The Aquabats! Super Show!
In this week's episode of The Aquabats Super Show, the cult fave band celebrates "The Good Life." Their definition of "The Good Life"? Donuts. Lots of them. On demand, and even in a piñata.
Promising news for fans of NBC's The Office: It looks like Dunder Mifflin branch manager Andy Bernard and salesman Jim Halpert will be sticking around for at least part of another year. According to insiders, Ed Helms and John Krasinski are moving closer to signing new deals for next season...
David Walton, Amanda Peet
Relationships are rarely pretty, and Tad Quill has written about some messy ones on shows such as Scrubs, Spin City and last year's Perfect Couples. But things start out even messier for the unlikely couple on Bent, Quill's new NBC comedy (premiering tonight at 9/8c) about a type-A lawyer and single mom (Amanda Peet) and her womanizing, laid-back contractor (David Walton). Joey King plays Peet's wise-beyond-her-years daughter, while Jeffrey Tambor is Walton's unemployed father. Quill took time to answer our showrunner survey in the hopes that viewers will get Bent.
Zeke and Luther
Zeke and Luther may be ready to hang up their skateboards for good. In an upcoming two-part episode of DisneyXD's Zeke and Luther, the buddies head to Hollywood after entering a TV show contest — and are tempted with fame.
While skateboarding around L.A., Zeke (Hutch Dano) and Luther (Adam Hicks) befriend famous actors "Vin Jackman" and "Courtney Mills," played by Disney Channel star Debby Ryan (Jessie). Zeke is offered an acting gig, while record producer "Three J" discovers Luther's rap music skills — and soon both of them consider ending their dreams of becoming world-famous skaters.
Vanessa Marano, Katie LeClerc and Sean Berdy
ABC Family's hit drama Switched at Birth ends its spring season tonight (8/7c), as Daphne (Katie Leclerc) and Bay (Vanessa Marano) head to the prom — but things don't work out as planned. Lizzy Weiss is the creator and executive producer of Switched at Birth, which revolves around the complications that erupt when two different families discover that their babies — now teenagers — were mixed up at birth. Weiss, whose credits also include Blue Crush and Cashmere Mafia took time to answer TV Guide Magazine's showrunner survey and make a case for why you should switch on Switched at Birth.
Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos, Nicole Richie
NBC's new reality competition Fashion Star got off to a slow start last Tuesday, but producers say they're still heartened by the fact that the show's winning designs have been selling well online. The retailers involved — including Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue — say they're selling out of many ...
Michael Davies, Mark Burnett
CBS is doing its part to battle the unemployment rate: The network just ordered the reality TV pilot The Job, which will pit applicants against each other in an attempt to land their dream job.
The network that brought you Storage Wars and Shipping Wars is adding to its stable of reality shows about buying and selling stuff: Meet the Barter Kings. A&E has ordered 13 half-hour episodes of the new show, which will air this summer.
Glenn and Mitchell Guist
When a young programming executive at the History channel first pitched the idea of following a group of Louisiana Cajuns who hunt alligators, "the poor guy got laughed out of the room," says the network's president, Nancy Dubuc. But instead of dropping the idea, he kept bringing it up — and kept getting laughed at.
"But by the fourth meeting, you had to pause," Dubuc says. "If somebody is as passionate as he was about something, what's the harm in letting them run with it?" That germ of an idea turned into Swamp People, an unlikely hit that ...