In the killing fields of the ubiquitous TV crime drama, there are shows that attempt to expand the formula with depth of character and a hauntingly fatalistic tone, while many others cling to the comfort zone of wrapping each case within a tidy hour, just another routine day on the job. AMC's The Killing, back for a third season of dark brooding after narrowly escaping cancellation, is ambitious to a fault. And its fault lines showed throughout the first two erratic and indulgent though often absorbing seasons, with an overextended inquiry into a single murder case that frustrated and annoyed viewers with its obvious red herrings and stubborn lack of resolution until long past interest had waned.
Between the pressure of fame, scrutiny from the media, and the constant temptation of infidelity, celebrity couples might have it harder than most. Enter: Couples Therapy. Like Celebrity Rehab before it, VH1's newest reality show successfully capitalizes on the struggles of celebrities* — but rather than battling drug addiction, these patients are battling their significant others.
Cast members include rapper DMX and his ex-wife Tashera Simmons, Linda Hogan (Hogan Knows Best) and boyfriend Charlie Hill, Angelina Pivarnick (Jersey Shore) and...
Chef Ramsay, Elises
Hell's Kitchen was cookin' for 6.83 million viewers, winning Monday night among the industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds demographic with a 2.8 rating that matched its season high, according to Nielsen overnight figures.
The penultimate episode of MasterChef that followed at 9/8c served 6.04 million people and a 2.4 demo rating.
Jeff Mauro, Susie Jimenez, Vic "Vegas" Moea
After 11 weeks, numerous cooking and camera challenges and the ultimate pilot presentations the newest Food Network Star has been named. But first, the pool had to be reduced by one. Their penultimate challenge is to make and present the best dish of their lives.
Jeff Mauro brings an eggplant parmesan sandwich to the table, Susie Jimenez presents carnitas with cactus side salad and Vic Moea whips up a hearty zuppe de pesce.
Food Network Star
After nearly a dozen weeks of competition, the latest Food Network Star will be crowned on Sunday at 9/8c. But who deserves to invade our homes on a regular basis to help fill our tummies? Let's take a look at the finalists:
Let's face it, some reality-show judges are sweet, others are sour.
And Bobby Flay? That dude is savory.
Last night, the Food Network Star host and main judge brought another serving of ...
After four grueling matches, it's come down to this: Chopped will crown its all-star champ, who, in addition to bragging rights, will receive $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
It's been an intense and entertaining competition so far with many chefs underestimating the time limit, unique mystery ingredients and back-to-back challenges. Only four chefs remain: Michael Proietti, Anne Burrell, Nate Appleman and Aaron Sanchez.
EUREKA (Friday, 9/8c, Syfy)
Fans of Colin Ferguson get double the pleasure this weekend. In a new episode of the quirky fan fave Eureka, directed by Joe Morton, there's more tension between Sheriff Carter and Dr. Grant on the Allison front. But things get really rocky elsewhere when townspeople begin turning into stone. (Hate when that happens!) On Saturday night, Ferguson switches occupations to heroic game warden as the hero of Lake Placid 3 (9/8c, Syfy), a campy sequel to the deadly-croc franchise co-starring genre faves Yancy Butler and Michael Ironside...
Showtime's new comedy The Big C delivered the cable channel's most-watched series premiere in eight years.
The half-hour series, starring Laura Linney as a woman with terminal cancer, drew 1.15 million viewers Monday at 10:30/9:30c, according to the network. Counting the viewership for an 11:30/10:30c. repeat, the episode drew...
Next Food Network Star
Let's get ready for an Aarti Paarti!
Last night, the tasty reality show that never gets enough attention crowned its sixth winner and wow, was it a close one. Aarti, Tom and Herb all whipped up impressive pilots, wowed the focus-group crowd and, in the words of Food Network senior VP of programming Bob Tuschman, "made it very, very tough" for the selection committee to pick.
Yet pick they did ...