The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for its seventh season, and lucky number seven has brought Patti Stanger a new team of assistants and her very own love life. "This season has a new office, new staff and more episodes than ever before," says Stanger, who's particularly excited for Thursday's premiere episode (9/8c, Bravo), which welcomes actor Don Swayze (True Blood) into the millionaire's club. With her own blossoming romance and countless success stories, no one knows how to look for love better than Patti Stanger so we asked Ms. Cupid for her best advice for finding a mate.
Patti Stanger's Top 10 Dating Tips
The Returned and The Bridge
When Sundance Channel acquired the French-language zombie series The Returned, network president Sarah Barnett was concerned about how viewers might react. Not about the subject matter — the show came with high critical acclaim, and the success of The Walking Dead proved that audiences could stomach undead antics.
Judging by its suggestive title — "Corned Beef and Handcuffs" — the Dec. 16 episode of CBS' Mom promises to be naughtier than usual.
He's spent the last five seasons as Mozzie, sidekick supreme to slick conman Neal (Matt Bomer), but for Thursday's White Collar (9/8c, USA), Willie Garson stepped behind the camera for the first time to fulfill a lifelong dream.
Nina Dobrev and Rick Cosnett
Looks like Elena (Nina Dobrev) is the latest test subject for Dr. Wes (Rick Cosnett) in his quest to wipe out all vampires ...
Can't wait for the start of Dallas' third season on TNT this February? Well, the Ewings are giving fans an early holiday present with a first look at exciting new scenes featuring Bobby, Sue Ellen, John Ross, Christopher and all your other Southfork favorites. Expect plenty of smacks, sex and a few choice zingers.
A deluxe if derivative wallow in crime awaits viewers of TNT's Mob City (Wednesday, 9/8c) a six-hour primer in film noir attitude from The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont that's as sleek as the brilliantine in "fixer" Milo Ventimiglia's impeccably styled hair. Saturated in neon hues and evocative shadows, this limited-run series (airing in two-hour blocks over three Wednesdays) is gorgeous to behold even when it lays on the noir trappings awfully thick.
Discovery Fit and Health logo
It's debuting only three days into 2014, but Discovery Fit & Health has an early lead on the award for next year's best TV title: Sex Sent Me to The ER. The show, which is pretty much summed up in the title, premieres Friday, Jan. 3 at 10/9c.
Repeats of Sex Sent Me to the ER will then air on TLC starting Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10/9c. Discovery Fit & Health has ordered four episodes of the show.
Sex Sent Me to the ER comes from GRB Entertainment, which also produces Untold Stories of the ER. For this spinoff, cameras will document what the channel calls "the real-life and often hilarious stories of what happens when a little action leads to a medical crisis."
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Here's an exclusive clip from Thursday's episode of Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, which finds Alice and Will, the Knave, confronting a fire-breathing dragon. The scene was shot on location outside Vancouver at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears National Park. "I love being out here," the show's Alice, Sophie Lowe, told me on set. "We had to start out here at 4 a.m. when it was still pitch dark, but when the sun came out we discovered how beautiful it is. Even though we have to deal with rain and planes, I definitely enjoy location shoots more than our green screen scenes."
During breaks in filming, the cast set out on their own to explore the park's wonders. "I'm from the middle of England with grey skies and no water or sun, so I'm always wandering off into Vancouver's forests," says Michael Socha (Knave Will). "I'm just glad I haven't bumped into one of those bloody bears yet!"
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.
Crackle, the Sony-owned streaming service behind Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has picked up the second season of the comedic digital series Aim High.
McG (Chuck, Charlie's Angels) is behind the show, which stars Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) as Nick Green, a high school slacker who's actually a highly trained government assassin. Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) also star.