It's getting down to the wire and now that individuals are being sent home, rather than a full team, the pressure is on.
The 14th installment of The Amazing Race kicks off Sunday (CBS, 8 pm/ET) as 11 teams dash around the world toward the finish line and the $1 million dollar prize. TVGuide.com checked in with Murtz Jaffer, editor of InsidePulse.com and host of Reality Obsessed, to get his take on the teams to watch, what's up with those pit stops, and why patience is the key to victory.
TVGuide.com: Who are your teams to watch?
Murtz Jaffer: There's one team that I'm favoring and that's...
Survivor: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands
Survivor: Tocantins — The Brazilian Highlands, kicks off its 18th season of the hit reality competition show Thursday (CBS, 8 pm/ET) when 16 castaways, already divided into two tribes, are stranded in the harsh interior of Brazil. TVGuide.com caught up with Murtz Jaffer, editor of InsidePulse.com and host of Reality Obsessed, to get his scoop on the players to watch, why preparation doesn't guarantee success, and what gets you far in this game.
TVGuide.com: Who are your people to watch?
Murtz Jaffer: Tyson stands out right off the bat. He's a professional cyclist. He's been compared to...
On this episode of The City, Whitney learns that she and Olivia are better off as coworkers than friends, and Erin struggles with a long distance relationship after reconnecting with a past love.
After last week's elimination of Joelle and Carla, the Brown team was left feeling pretty lucky, yet again. For the second week in a row, they were in the bottom two, and admitted that they probably would've been sent packing had they been up against anyone other than Silver. So it's time for them to kick it in gear.
Biggest Loser, Joelle Gwynn
Joelle Gwynn had tough times on The Biggest Loser: Couples (Tuesdays, 8pm/ET, NBC). There was her trainer Bob Harper's F-word-laced blow-up in week two, her fight with partner Carla Triplett in week three, and her awkward elimination in week five. Even after being the target of her teammates who cited her lack of intensity, Joelle maintains that she fought her hardest and kept up the effort throughout her time on the ranch. TVGuide.com caught up with the "Silver Bullet" on how it felt to be the outcast, if she continued her progress at home, and what she thinks about Bob.
TVGuide.com: Were you surprised when you and your partner Carla were voted out over the other team up for elimination?
Joelle Gwynn: Not in the least. Ever since the second week, following Bob's outburst, I was identified as the "weak link" to get rid of as soon as possible...
On this week's The City, Allie gets hit with the cold, hard truth, and Erin decides it's time to go out and get herself a job. At lunch, Erin tells the girls that everything is just amaaaaazing because Whitney is working at DVF, Sammy got that Bergdorf job, Allie is modeling and Erin has been busy, uh, organizing her closet? Whitney tells her that if she wants to work on a career, it's time to do something about it. Allie then offers to hook her up with her manager Scott, who's in the process of hiring. Then Whitney brings up a big birthday party coming up for Kelly Cutrone. After last week's fiasco with the BF, Allie says, "I'm there, girl's night out, I need it."
It's official: Six players are back on the ranch and ready to help their partners compete for the $250,000 prize. Rejoining we've got Aubrey (yellow), the mother of five; Laura (green), a former model; Shannon (pink), who's been overweight her whole life; Cathy (Purple), a recovering alcoholic and smoker; and Carla (silver). Bob reminds his team that they have to stay on course after hitting big numbers last week, while Jillian tells her team that they really need to fight because they're outnumbered and Bob is notorious for not allowing his teams to vote one of their own. Although I can't see Jillian doing that either.
This week's episode felt like a classic One Tree Hill thanks to a job well done by director Bethany Joy Galeotti. Lucas finally began casting his movie, and with all of the actors running lines and auditioning, it made me nostalgic for Season 1. Not only were there some funny moments, but also some surprising ones as well, as we were reminded that there's a sweet side to our evil Dan and bad boy Julian.
Bethany Joy Galeotti
On screen, she's known as Haley James Scott on the CW's One Tree Hill (Mondays, 9pm/ET). But for this week's episode, Bethany Joy Galeotti stepped behind the camera, to call all the shots as Lucas finally gets to cast his movie. TVGuide.com caught up with Galeotti to find out what it was like to direct her castmates and see someone else play Haley. Plus: Why did her favorite Tree Hill moment involve Chad Michael Murray and ... a water balloon?
TVGuide.com: How did the idea to direct come about?
Bethany Joy Galeotti: I have a tendency in the creative world to just go for things; it's how I've been my whole life. So it was probably during the fourth season when I said, "I wonder if I'd be any good at directing? Let me get a script and break it down and see how I'd do at that." So I did, and gave the script to our producer, Greg Prange, who said I did a really great job. About two years went by and I didn't hear anything and I thought, "Oh, maybe he was just being nice." But then I got a phone call this season, and he said...