While Jersey Shore was MTV's recent breakout show, (its finale scored a record-breaking 4.8 million viewers), Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino certainly was the series' breakout star. He made a name for himself, literally, from the first episode with his third-person talk, "creeping" on housemate Sammi, and coining his daily routine — "GTL" (gym, tan, laundry). TVGuide.com spoke with him about how the show, and his body, is all real, what's next for him, and more.
The Biggest Loser - John Crutchfield
Entering the Biggest Loser ranch as the heaviest team in history was not the greatest record to set, but twins James and John Crutchfield — weighing in at 485 and 484, respectively — were determined to shed the pounds and become the second twin ever to win the Loser grand prize. Although they each lost 23 pounds in the first week, James was eliminated, leaving he and his brother "floored," John tells TVGuide.com. "Those were great numbers and we definitely expected to be there until the end, so it was a big shock."
Can you believe a month has already passed on the Biggest Loser ranch? Last week, Miggy said goodbye to her daughter, and this week she suffered another setback — appendicitis. After waking up to intense stomach pain, Miggy goes to see Dr. H at the hospital and comes home appendix-less.
Chris Harrison, Jake Pavelka
In this week's Bachelor, the high-flying pilot Jake narrowed it down to four girls who will be taking him home to meet the parents. In her first one-on-one date with the Pavelka, Corrie revealed that she was saving herself for marriage, and finally opened up about why their relationship had been progressing at a slower pace. Too late in the game to let her guard down, Corrie was sent home. Host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com that Corrie most likely didn't have a chance and explained why both he and Jake have learned from bachelorette Gia never to judge a "book by its cover."
TVGuide.com: Did Corrie ever have a chance?
Chris Harrison: I honestly don't think so considering...
This week's One Tree Hill takes a trip into the 80s and opens up with that familiar "hey, hey, hey, hey" song — actually called "Don't You (Forget About Me)" — we all know and love from The Breakfast Club. As a tribute to the late John Hughes, Tree Hill High set the stage for shoulder pads, crimped hair and neon makeup as the gang holds a fundraiser with Haley and Quinn serving as hosts.
Life Unexpected, Shiri Appleby
Although she may not look like your average on-screen mom, Life Unexpected's Shiri Appleby says the role of Cate is exactly what she had been looking for. Mostly known as Liz from the WB series Roswell, Appleby told TVGuide.com she's glad to be back on the network where she got her start, and on a show that's "about people being there for one another."
MTV is renewing Teen Mom for a second season and is picking up If You Really Knew Me, a reality series being compared to The Breakfast Club.
The first season of Teen Mom followed the post-delivery lives of Maci, Amber, Farrah and Catelynn, whose pregnancies were documented on 16 and Pregnant.
The Biggest Loser, Migdalia
Biggest Loser's Green Team may have began the competition strong by winning Week 1's task, but they soon faced challenge after challenge. By the third week, Migdalia Sebren, 28, walked out of the gym — and almost the show — when Jillian pushed her beyond her emotional limits. A week later, Migdalia and her mother Miggy were hit with a 2-pound disadvantage. Even without that hit, their meager weight loss that week — Migdalia shed 4 pounds and Miggy only 1 — would have put them at risk for elimination anyway.