Next Great Baker
Making cake isn't just, you know, a piece of cake.
Who knew you needed armor when making delicious pastry? On Monday's all-new episode of TLC's Next Great Baker, the contestants face their toughest challenge to date: life-sized cakes! And with the bigger dessert, come bigger problems.
Madison and her fangs might be gone, but Michelle, who keeps threatening to use her fists on any of the 13 other remaining bachelorettes who get in her way, is still very much alive. So keep your dukes up, ladies. But now Michelle has a problem she can't blame on her competitors: She must rappel down the side of a skyscraper, and she's afraid of heights. And Chantal, who's afraid of water, gets to go skin diving. Dates? Or torture? (And don't forget Emily and planes last week.) The group date is an appearance on Loveline with Mike & Dr. Drew, and when the dust settles 11 gals remain. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of College Basketball, Chuck, Gossip Girl, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, RuPaul's Drag Race and American Experience.
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker
TLC has renewed Cake Boss: Next Great Baker for a second season, the network announced Thursday.
Hosted by Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro, the baking competition series has averaged 1.7 million viewers ...
Lie To Me
Lie to Me
Cal and Co. pull double duty as they return from their six-week holiday hiatus with two episodes, airing back to back. First up: A rich friend of Cal's daughter whose father is in a pricey mental hospital thinks something fishy is going on, so Cal gets himself committed there to snoop around. But Cal might not be just acting crazy. Paula Malcolmson (Sons of Anarchy) plays Cal's late mother in a hallucination sequence. Then a wealthy woman hires the Lightman Group to check out her new young boyfriend (Sam Page). There's something fishy about him, too. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of the BCS Championship Game, Inside the Actors Studio, Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Men of a Certain Age and The X Life.
Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro is about to move out of the bakery: He will star in Kitchen Boss, a new daytime show on TLC, the network announced Wednesday.
On Kitchen Boss, Buddy will showcase his family recipes and bring viewers into the kitchen where he'll have various special guests, including members of his boisterous family.
Men of a Certain Age
Men of a Certain Age
The Season 2 curtain opens on the character-driven dramedy about three best buds trying to negotiate the turns, curves and zigzags of middle age. And they are making some progress. A resolute Joe makes it his goal to sharpen his golfing skills, but he can't hack having to practice at dawn. He's also teed off that his new home just happens to be in his former bookie's neighborhood. As for Owen, he moves up to manager of the family auto dealership, but with new responsibility comes new stress. Owen has hired Terry to sell cars, but Terry seems to be stalling out while on the 9-to-5 job. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of the American Country Awards, The Sing-Off, Martha's Holiday Open House, Monday Night Football, Sundays at Tiffany's and Cake Boss: Next Great Baker.