To maximize the hilarity of clip below from this week's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, pretend for a second that you work on the customer-service phones of a steak company (any steak company will do, but if you want to be specific about it, go with Omaha Steaks). Since you work the phones, you know little about corporate decisions and/or your company's participation in a reality show that won't air for months. You're just doing your job, answering undoubtedly inane and entitled inquiries. Your line rings (or flashes or however it works — you're the expert!) and on the other end is this...
The Martha Stewart Show
The Martha Stewart Show celebrates the Easter/Passover season with flower arranging tips (Monday), an all-puppy hour (Tuesday) and easter dinner recipes from hotshot chef Michael Galata (Friday). The Emmy-winning series will also reach the 1,000th-episode mark on Wednesday, but Stewart won't be too reverent about it. She's packed the anniversary show with comedic bloopers, behind-the-scenes secrets and a gab session with Saturday Night Live cutup Seth Meyers.
Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski
That Chuck and Sarah's wedding won't go off without a hitch should be of no surprise to fans of the NBC spy series Chuck, but expect some high-jinks from all the events leading up to the big day as well.
"We have a lot of fun at the bachelorette party," says Yvonne Strahovski, somewhat sarcastically. "Sarah has no friends. Her bridesmaids are off somewhere on a mission. They're unavailable. So Ellie organizes a lovely situation." By 'situation' she means a hot performance from a Thunder From Down Under-like group with some local flavor.
Corey Stoll, Alfred Molina, Alana De La Garza
They've been busy reading the Los Angeles newspapers at NBC's revamped Law & Order: LA. The show is relying on two of the year's biggest L.A.-centric news stories to fuel its narrative over the next two weeks. Tonight, Law & Order: LA will tackle local government corruption — motivated by the well-publicized mess in the City of Bell, a suburb of Los Angeles. Then, on April 25, the show airs its episode based loosely on the mysterious murder of Hollywood power publicist Ronni Chasen.
Vincent Irizarry, John Aniston
Nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards won't be announced until May 11 but we can tell you right now which soaps are most likely to land in the Outstanding Daytime Drama competition. Here's a look at what each of the seven serials submitted for the top prize and how they stack up.
All My Children (episode 10,505; airdate November 23, 2010)
A strong, crackling hour during which Dr. David Hayward — not dead after all — walks into the courtroom during his murder trial and shocks the snot out of everyone in Pine Valley. Oddly, there are no out-of-the-park performances here but the noir-ish flashbacks detailing how the dastardly doc (played by fan fave Vincent Irizarry) faked his demise and tried to frame his rival Ryan are exceptionally well crafted and quite riveting. The stuff of grand memories? Not really. But this is good, solid work and in some years (like this one) that's more than enough to put a show in the race.
Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles
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Question: I have watched All My Children and One Life to Live for 40 years. I watch GMA and stay with ABC just waiting for them to come on to see what has happened. They are an escape from reality with spice, and ABC wants to give us more reality? There are mannnnny other stations for that. If ABC cancels my soaps, I will not watch them ever again any time of the day or night. AMC and OLTL are icons. Regis retires in November and Kelly understands. AMC and OLTL are a part of our lives and our friends. This is a wrong choice that ABC needs to reconsider or I'll be watching The Early Show, Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, Gunsmoke and Walker Texas Ranger, not reality. Oprah's leaving. Put the new shows there, or move the soaps around, just do not cancel them. 40 years of loyalty cuts deep and never heals. Why did they move AMC to LA and hire the veteran head writer just to cancel? Someone's thinking is screwed up. — Mary Alice
Camilla Luddington and Nico Evers-Swindell
A royal romance gets the Hollywood treatment when newcomers Nico Evers-Swindell and Camilla Luddington star as small-screen versions of Britain's Prince William and his fiancée, Kate Middleton.
While the engagement was eight years in the making, Lifetime wasted no time filming this biopic to ensure its debut before...
As closeted high school football player Dave Karofsky, Glee's Max Adler has established himself as the poster boy for the hot-button issue of high school bullying. But up until now, he was the poster with a big red line drawn across his face. That may change beginning April 26 when Glee airs its "Born This Way" episode, which promises to be a major turning point for ...