The Amazing Race
Sunday's Amazing Race 14 introduced a new twist to the globe-trotting series — the blind U-turn, which ultimately eliminated dating couple Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka. Though they didn't know it at the time, unsuspecting mother-son duo Margie and Luke pulled the dirty deed on them. Just how dirty was it? Read on to find out, and also to get their response to Jaime and Cara's taunting.
Tyler Labine, Reaper
Reaper's returned and it's looking to harvest more laughs — at the expense of Sock (Tyler Labine). The wisecracking sidekick is back for a lot more action this time around that doesn't exactly include demon-hunting. What does it include? Him, his sister-in-law, a steamy shower and a whole lot more. See what else Labine has to say about the scandalous new season, his apparent new "addiction" and why Reaper (Tuesdays at 8 pm/ET, the CW) is better than Lost. Wait, what?
Scott Hamilton has no regrets about participating in NBC's Celebrity Apprentice (Sundays, 9pm/ET). Although his elimination came early, in week two, Hamilton called it a life experience he's "absolutely grateful for." TVGuide.com checked in with the Olympic gold medalist to find out how it was to work with some interesting personalities, who should've been fired, and why he decided to take on Trump's tasks on television.
TVGuide.com: What happened?
Scott Hamilton: My strategy was never to be project manager, especially on a marketing task, so early in the game. When your name comes up from your team and they're looking at you, if you say no, there's blood in the water. They're going to smell it and jump all over you. I felt somewhat trapped, so I did it and I thought I'd make the most of it, and I tried to pull these guys together as a team. I did the best that I could, I made the error that cost our team the win, but when I look back on everything, we were really close.
One might think it can be a lousy lot in life to be regularly berated by House's titular crankpot, but at least one actor actually relishes every barrage of barbs. Peter Jacobson (aka Dr. Chris Taub) gave TVGuide.com a look at the new batch of episodes kicking off this Monday (8 pm/ET, Fox) and their accompanying guest stars. Plus: Jacobson remembers monkeying around in a very nutty way.
TVGuide.com: As of late on House, there seems to be a little less "the spleen must have an aneurysm" medi-babble, and a bit more on Taub's home life.
Peter Jacobson: Yeah, and there are three or four episodes coming up where we're going to get a little more into that. We're also going to dive more intensely into House's abuse of Taub, which is fun. It's fun to read, fun to act, and fun to watch!
TVGuide.com: Where do things stand with Taub and his wife? Are they going to go for kids?
Jacobson: At this point I'm not sure where were going to go with that. That issue is still hanging a bit, but we do get into more of Taub's inner turmoil.
TVGuide.com: In this week's episode, "House suspects that Wilson and Taub are hiding something from him." Why?
Jacobson: I can't reveal too much, but I will say that ...
There's no Dancing with the Stars results show on Tuesday, but it will still be a big day for two pros. Derek Hough and Mark Ballas' band, the aptly named, five-person Ballas Hough Band (formerly Almost Amy), will release its first album, BHB — fulfilling a lifelong dream for the BFFs. "I'm just really proud of ourselves and so happy that our perseverance and our determination eventually got us to where we wanted to be," Hough tells TVGuide.com. But don't think Dancing's not important to them either. Ballas is paired with gymnast Shawn Johnson for Season 8 (premieres Monday at 8 pm/ET on ABC), while Hough has his own petite partner in Lil Kim. See what else Hough has to say about his new disc, why Korn will always have a special place in his life and how you can hang out with him every week (well, if you're in L.A.).
Nathan Fillion has won fans over alternately as Buffy's Caleb, Firefly's dashing Capt. Mal and a hunky Wisteria Lane doctor. Starting Monday, March 9 (at 10 pm/ET), Fillion will appear as Nick Castle, a wise-cracking mystery writer in need of inspiration in ABC's comedic crime drama, Castle.
Fillion and his smoldering costar, Stana Katic, spoke with TVGuide.com just ahead of the show's arrival to dish on their on-screen battle of the wits, what fans will see from Fillion that they haven't seen before, and why they were each drawn to the show.
Plus, will Fillion be teaming up with Joss Whedon again? When the cameras weren't rolling, the actor said he'd sign up for anything the Buffy creator (and current Dollhouse producer) asked him to join.
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad kicks off its second season Sunday (9 pm, AMC) with Bryan Cranston returning to his Emmy-award winning role as Walter White — and taking the character to even darker places.
Not long after ABC's Desperate Housewives returns this Sunday at 9 pm/ET, Dave Williams will be ready — oh yes, very ready — for his camping excursion with Mike and Katherine.
Having packed a firearm along with his sleeping bag and bug repellent, Neal McDonough says his off-kilter character is "well-equipped to do some devastation on the campground. And the way I go about it is pretty twisted."
In this video Q&A, McDonough also talks of leading lady Nicollette Sheridan's upcoming and "fantastic" send-off, the prospect of Dave having a kinder twin brother, and how this season of Housewives will have a "killer" finale (that's at the 2:00 mark).
All of which begs the question: Could Neal possibly be back next season? Get his answer to that at the 2:25 mark.
The sit-down wraps up with McDonough reflecting on how two gents named Spielberg and Hanks saved his acting career.
Watch and discuss this video after the jump.
"We decided, recently, we're going to make this a Top 13."
With those words from Simon Cowell, the American Idol-verse erupted with applause, because it meant that fan fave Anoop Desai would proceed into the next round of the Season 8 competition.
Anoop says, "It was intense" being plucked from the ashes at the end of Thursday's Wild Card show, after believing ...
First, Ryan went for the high-five, only to come up with a fistful of awkward.
And as recently as Thursday night, American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre was oblivious to a group hug taking place on stage.
Such perceived "slights," however, neither rattle nor rankle the 23-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., who lives with profound tunnel vision.
"That's happened to me my whole life," MacIntyre says, reflecting specifically on Seacrest's faux pas, "so I'm the last person that would ever ...