The Bachelor, Chris Harrison
For Bachelor fans, wondering what happens to the contestants who don't receive that final rose, ABC is planning a summer spin-off called Bachelor Pad. Host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com the new series will "bring all of our favorites back in more of an entertaining, fun way" and romance will certainly be the focus. "These people all get together, they've hooked up, we have engagements ... people love this stuff so why don't we show it?" Harrison also spoke about the current Bachelor season — Rozlyn scandal included — and about what has shocked him...
Daybreakers - Willem Dafoe
Daybreakers, opening Friday, presents a future world where vampires outnumber humans. Of course, if you've turned on the TV or walked into a bookstore lately, you may already feel like you live in that world.
From the Twilight books and movies to the Vampire Diaries, and True Blood to the new Daybreakers, vampires are everywhere. The film's producer has a few ideas about why.
James Crutchfield knows what it's like to procrastinate. At 30 and weighing 485 pounds, he made it to The Biggest Loser ranch. Although he was eliminated after his first week, the Floridian took what the trainers taught him and went home to lose more than 75 pounds on his own.
Conveyor Belt of Love
From masks to big money, reality dating shows have offered over-the-top concepts from Day 1. The Bachelor franchise is still going strong in its 14th season. Since its inception in 2002, however, ways to find love on television have hit an all-time low. Let's take a look back at some of network TV's worst (and completely out-there) dating shows.
The Biggest Loser
Welcome back to another season of The Biggest Loser! This time around, the teams are couples and this cycle features the largest contestants to date. The premiere kicks off in each duo's hometowns, where for the first time, the initial weigh-in will take place in front of the players' friends, family, and community. "Are you ready to take off your shirts and let your bellies hang out?" the trainers ask. I sure hope these guys are!
He may have been rejected by Bachelorette Jillian Harris, but Jake Pavelka is ready to soar on his new quest for love. Premiering Jan. 4 at 9/8c on ABC, The Bachelor: On The Wings Of Love will feature the commercial pilot as he narrows down his search from 25 women to one final lady. TVGuide.com spoke with the 31-year-old about the show's famous hot tub, how he responds to being labeled perfect, and why he has no regrets from either season.
TVGuide.com: What did you bring from your experience on The Bachelorette to The Bachelor?
Jake Pavelka: When you're on The Bachelorette, you have a lot of time to think, analyze and...
Ryan, Maci and Bentley
After delving into the lives of expectant teens in 16 and Pregnant, MTV is back with its follow-up series, Teen Mom (Tuesdays at 10/9c). Showcasing the daily struggles of young mothers, Teen Mom features four of the women from the original documentary. TVGuide.com spoke with Maci, who struggles to raise her son Bentley while trying to decide whether to marry her not-so-active fiancé Ryan.
TVGuide.com: How did you get involved in 16 and Pregnant?
Fans mourning Glee's winter hiatus have something to look forward to: NBC's The Sing-Off (premiering Monday at 8/7c). Nick Lachey hosts the four-night a cappella singing competition that features eight groups battling for a $100,000 prize and an Epic Records/Sony recording contract. Judging The Sing-Off are Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. TVGuide.com spoke to Lachey about the show and why his hosting gig has made him miss 98 Degrees.
TVGuide.com: What sets The Sing-Off apart from the rest of the singing shows out there?
Nick Lachey: This is an a cappella competition so there's no band, no background music — it's just about the human voice. There's a lot of extra pressure that goes along with that, but at the same time when it's done well it's even that much more impressive to hear a great a cappella performance.
The City star Whitney Port says MTV's latest reality phenomenon, Jersey Shore, is about entertaining, not offending.
Italian-Americans have complained about the series, which features eight tanned, hard-partying, self-declared "guidos" and "guidettes" as they drink, dance, hook up, and, with varying work ethics, try to sell T-shirts. Two advertisers have backed off.
At the launch of Tacori's new fashion jewelry collection 18K925, Port told TVGuide.com that although the show features over-the-top stars, "you could say that about any reality show."
MTV Exec: It bums me out people are offended by Jersey Shore
Season 8 of The Biggest Loser was all about second chances, especially for newly crowned winner Danny Cahill. The 40-year-old from Broken Arrow, Okla., was an overweight teen who managed to lose the weight and pursue his dream of becoming a successful musician. After falling off the wagon and gaining the weight back, though, Danny became determined to shed the weight once and for all. By the season finale, he lost 55 percent of his body mass, ending up at 191 pounds.
Read our Biggest Loser finale episode recap