iCarly, Big Time Rush
Nickelodeon hit two ratings records Monday with its premiere of Big Time Rush and an all-new episode of iCarly.
This week's Bachelor episode had another surprising exit when Jake asked Michelle to leave while on the group date. Host Chris Harrison chatted with TVGuide.com about Jake's no game-playing attitude, why next week's rose ceremony will feature another Bachelor first, and how Harrison is 200 percent sure the pilot will never bungee-jump again.
One Tree Hill is back and begins with a little "I'm gonna knock you out" chant that Haley and her men use to get pumped up for the show. Nathan and Jamie have joined her for the last leg of the tour (and apparently it's summer?) and wow, they really sexed Haley up. As the Scotts return to Tree Hill for the final concert, little Jamie tells his buddies all about him and his "road dogs" and suddenly his bragging has lost their interest. In a nice father-son moment, Nate advises that although he'll get to do a lot of cool things in life, none of it matters without his friends.
Fans of old-school WB programming can rejoice with the new CW drama Life Unexpected. As its star Kerr Smith told TVGuide.com, the "stylistic view" and "heavily character-driven" story lines are reminiscent of the programs that once defined the old network. Unexpected is exactly how to describe the turn of events when Lux (Britt Robertson), who was given up for adoption 15 years earlier, finds her biological parents Cate (Shiri Appleby), a famous radio disc jockey, and Nate "Baze" Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha), a one-time jock turned aging frat boy. Smith, who plays Ryan, Cate's lovable co-host and boyfriend, chatted about the show's love triangle, and how he knew his first series Dawson's Creek would be a hit.
When viewers last saw One Tree Hill's new hottie Clay, played by Robert Buckley, he managed to go from near rock-bottom to riding high. But nothing on the CW drama ever gets wrapped up with a nice bow. TVGuide.com spoke to Buckley about how he's "not out of the woods yet," if Dan said goodbye for good, and why Buckley thinks his character is much cooler than he is in real life.
Nickelodeon's new series Big Time Rush (Mon, 8:30/7:30c) follows the wild ride of four best friends from Minnesota who get their life-changing big break in Hollywood. The show's stars, Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson, sat down with TVGuide.com to chat about their musical influences, their favorite songs to listen to while driving, and how their band name is not a reference to the iconic Canadian prog-rockers.
Watch the video here.
It's week two at the ranch and Bob and Jillian are tag-teaming the contestants — notably the White team. Michael says he had no clue he was 526 pounds and knows that the only thing he's close to is dying. Bob vows to be his cheerleader, and the two hug it out with a sweaty kiss on the cheek.
Jillian, meanwhile, pulls John outside to find out why he's really 500 pounds. He reveals that his family is cursed and he couldn't handle when his dad died, followed by his grandma and older sister. Jill tells him, "This can all change. Anything you want you can have."
Dr. H pays a visit to remind the contestants that they are by far and away the most unhealthy and at-risk group they've had. He then hands each team a task. White must watch as Bob simulates what it feels like for a normal weight man to have the amount of excess fat that Michael does. Once he packs on the pounds, Bob is physically uncomfortable. "How are you living like this?" he asks. Purple watches a video of Dr. H making a house call to their family. He tells Patti's husband and daughter about how serious her diabetes are and that Stephanie is on an accelerated track to dying young as the result of something she could have prevented. Red learns that weight will cost them over 3 million dollars over the rest of their lives, especially since Lance lost his lucrative job as a commercial diver due to his size. Orange's task directly affects Jillian as they have to watch how their unhealthy diet affects a healthy person like Jill. "You did not eat this in a day," is her reaction as she chows down on the "pure crap" Daris and Cheryl usually consume.
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.