The Bachelor host Chris Harrison is getting a refresher course on what it's like to debut a new show.
"I haven't had this in a long time," he says about the Monday premiere of his game show You Deserve It (9/8c, ABC). "I have a brand new show that nobody knows about and I really hope people watch."
Katie Couric and Lady Gaga
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 21
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
It's the final week of performances for the remaining three celebs: Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez. (Sadly, though, no Muppets!)
What do cocktails, guitars and wedding cakes have in common? They're all made out of hair on Oxygen's new reality competition, Hair Battle Spectacular, in which 10 top stylists from around the country create fantasy-inspired hairdos as they compete for $100,000 (Tuesdays, 10/9c). Host Brooke Burns says the show is a perfect fit for her." I have been very adventurous with my own hairstyles," she tells TV Guide Magazine. "One of my favorite things is giving an artist an opportunity to make some cash doing what they love."
Each week, the designers ...
Brooke Burns by Patrick Wymore/Fox
Perhaps youve caught the two sneak peeks but starting this Thursday at 8 pmET its really game time Hole in the Wall a mad-popular game show that started off in Japan and is best pegged as human Tetris has hit the US with Brooke Burns and Mark Thompson as hostsBurns acting credits include Shallow Hal and North Shore and in the pipeline she has the TV pilot Mistresses an import of a UK series and the Hallmark Channel holiday flick Most Wonderful Time of the Year We invited Burns to clear the air about what Hole in the Wall is and isnt Matt MitovichTRUE or FALSE The United States is the last country to get Hole in the WallDefinitely true Can you believe it People are like Ive never heard of this but when I tell them its a Japanese game show they go Oh Ive watched it on YouTube I love that show Its been in 15 different countries The thing that is unique about the show in the States is people actually win real money In other
Brooke Burns by Jeffrey Mayer/ WireImage.com
Fox's Moment of Truth will take a moment and sit out the fall, instead ceding its Thursdays-at-8 time slot to the new show Hole in the Wall.Based on a high-rated Japanese game show turned global phenomenon, Hole in the Wall has contestants facing barriers speeding toward them with cut-out shapes. Each team of players must contort their bodies individually or in unison to fit through or be dunked into a pool below. It's best described as "human Tetris"; watch YouTube video here.Brooke Burns and Mark Thompson host the U.S. edition, premiering Sept. 11. Moment of Truth will return midseason. Matt MitovichRelated: Fox Likes Hole in the Wall Game ABC's Wipeout Clears Season-Renewal Obstacle
Holly Marie Combs by Stephen Lovekin/ WireImage.com
Holly Marie Combs (Charmed), Brooke Burns (any number of short-live series, Drive not included) and Rochelle Aytes (Drive) have been cast in Mistresses, a Lifetime drama pilot based on a BBC series.Despite what "sordid" undertones its title might suggest (at least to me and/or Ashley Dupre), Mistresses is said to simply revolve around four women now in their thirties, who have been BFFs since college. Per the Reporter, Combs plays a stay-at-home mom, Burns an attorney, and Aytes a soap star. Matt Mitovich
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Madeleine Stowe has joined NBC's mid-season drama Raines as a shrink that Jeff Goldblum's "I talk to dead people" cop is forced to see.... Hottie Brooke Burns, most recently seen on Pepper Dennis, and Earl Billings have joined the ABC comedy pilot Miss/Guided.... Per Variety, Jon Lovitz has been tapped to star in Bad Judge, an improvised NBC comedy pilot spoofing Judge Judy and the ilk.
Question: Apologies if you've already touched on this subject, but I'm wondering if you've seen Pepper Dennis and, in particular, the absolutely wonderful Brooke Burns. Pepper is kind of a half-baked show with a lot of potential it hasn't yet realized. But Brooke Burns as Pepper's lovelorn younger sister suffering through a divorce is just delightful. She brings real pathos and depth to her character. It's a career reinvention along the lines of Jaime Pressly's in My Name Is Earl. As the ratings for Pepper Dennis would seem to spell doom, I wanted to at least make sure Brooke Burns' work gets some deserved attention.
Answer: Consider it done. I was pleasantly surprised by both her and Rebecca Romijn in the few episodes I've seen (haven't been keeping up; the ratings are dreadful and there's too much else on). I agree with you that the show is only about half there in terms of what it could be, but that's not the fault of its two leading ladies. Given how terrible I thought Brooke Burns
Brooke Burns, Pepper Dennis
If Murphy Brown and Ally McBeal had a baby, she'd probably resemble the title character of WB's new Pepper Dennis (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET). But as pretty as series star Rebecca Romijn may be, the top story here, in this intrepid reporter's opinion at least, may be Brooke Burns, cast against type as the sexy newscaster's wholesome sister, Kathy.
TVGuide.com: I have to say — and I hope this doesn't forfeit me any dinner invites from Rebecca Romijn — you are the most fun thing about this show.
Brooke Burns: Oh, stop! You say that to all the nurses! [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: No, really! What a fun role for you.
Burns: It's such a great role, is
Brooke Burns (Shallow Hal, Baywatch) suffered a fracture to one of her neck bones when she dove into her backyard pool and hit her head last Thursday night. After undergoing minor surgery, Burns is expected to make a full recovery in time to begin shooting the mid-season WB series Pepper Dennis. It's a good thing Mitch Buchannon was on duty.