The Big C
The Big C
Cancer is no laughing matter. Then why is this new cable dramedy about a suburban Minneapolis housewife (the astoundingly talented Laura Linney) who's dying from melanoma so morbidly funny? Start with a stellar script that is insightful, moving and leavened with pointed and pertinent humor, and add in a top-flight cast that pumps life into what could be an extremely difficult subject. In the opening episode, the feisty and likable Cathy (Linney) tries to figure a way to tell her family — a teen son (Gabriel Basso), an estranged husband (Oliver Platt) and her homeless brother (John Benjamin Hickey) — the bad news.
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In 14 seasons of The Bachelor and six seasons of The Bachelorette, a few people fighting for the final rose have also been in the race for money and fame (see: Justin, the "Rated R" wrestler). So it was only a matter of time before producers turned one of reality TV's biggest dating shows into a competition for love AND money. Bachelor Pad, premiering Monday at 8/7c on ABC, brings 19 contestants back to see who will find chemistry, who will walk away with some extra cash, and who will choose love over money? Bachelor winner-turned-runner-up Melissa Rycroft, now married and expecting her first child, returns to the show as a co-host. She talked to TVGuide.com about how it was "awkward" going from contestant to host and the "unreal" drama coming up this season...
OK, romance fans, Ali chose Roberto. So now what? The Bachelor won't be back until January, but ABC and the producers are tweaking the franchise with this six-week elimination contest, in which past Bachelor and Bachelorette contenders (19 to begin with) live together in a Malibu beach house, where they'll face challenges (a game of Twister tonight). Chris Harrison intimated recently that guys and gals might get intimate, but there's also Survivor-style warfare: They'll vote each other off the show until there's only one left, who'll win $250,000.
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Dancing With The Stars
Mark your calendars and set your DVRs: The new Dancing with the Stars cast will be revealed on Monday, Aug. 30, during an episode of Bachelor Pad, ABC announced Sunday.
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Bachelor Pad — in which ex-Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants live together, compete in challenges ...
Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland are expecting their first child, her rep tells TVGuide.com.
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"It was a shock. We weren't even trying," Rycroft tells Us Weekly. "It's the most wonderful surprise in the world."
After being publically dumped last year by Bachelor star Jason Mesnick, the 27-year-old quickly turned things around for herself with a ...
Jake Pavelka and Tenley Molzahn
Did Tenley dodge a bullet by not ending up with Jake?
On last season of The Bachelor, college admissions rep Tenley Molzahn was sent home broken-hearted by Jake Pavelka. Since then, his relationship with first pick Vienna Girardi has devolved into a tabloid train-wreck culminating with a televised break-up interview on July 5 that highlighted Jake's less-than-warm-and-fuzzy side. (Sample tidbit: He admitted to throwing a GPS out of a car window when Vienna "undermined" him about directions.)
So is the fan-favorite Tenley...
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
Just two weeks after Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi split, ABC is saying that their first post-breakup reunion won't be cordial.
The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi split
Newly single Jake Pavelka is getting back to his Bachelor roots with an appearance on the upcoming spinoff Bachelor Pad, a series rep says.
"I can't explain everything. It just happened, but Jake Pavelka will definitely play his part...
Being jilted on The Bachelor has proven to be a great thing for Melissa Rycroft as she's lined up another gig, this time as co-host of the spinoff Bachelor Pad.
She will join Bachelor host Chris Harrison as 19 former contestants will live together in the same house, compete in challenges for a chance to win $250,000, and, most likely, hook up.
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ABC announced a summer schedule Wednesday packed with bachelors, bachelorettes and beauties as well as a trio of new scripted series.
The Bachelorette will return Monday, May 24 (9/8c) with Ali Fedotowsky — a fan favorite and front-runner in the most recent Bachelor season — hoping to find...