Big Game Bash
8 pm/ET Food
Start getting ready for next Sunday's big game with this hourlong special devoted to classic game-day comestibles. Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Giada de Laurentiis, and Pat and Gina Neely are among the Food Network all-stars cooking up crowd-pleasing dishes that are created to make you the MVP of the Super Bowl party.
Read on for previews of Gone Country, Miss America 2009, Prayers for Bobby, Figure Skating: U.S. Championships Women's Final.
This Saturday at 8 pm/ET, Justin Guarini will go country as a competitor on Gone Country 3, the CMT series that challenges celebs from assorted walks of life to take a walk on the wailing side. Does Guarini, the runner-up in American Idol's first season, have what what it takes to croon better than Richard Grieco, Micky Dolenz, Taylor Dane and three other wannabes? TVGuide.com invited Guarini to preview his foray into the genre, as well as make some predictions about Idol's new season.
TVGuide.com: What about pop singing doesn't necessarily translate into country singing?
Justin Guarini: That's a hard question because nowadays country singing is more pop than it has been in a long time.
TVGuide.com: Thank you, Carrie Underwood!
Guarini: Exactly. Country music is not necessarily the twangy phonographs your grandmother used to listen to. It really is pop music anymore, and there's ...
CMT has picked up Gone Country for a second season. The reality series' premiere season, where celebs vie for a shot at releasing their own country music album, became the network's highest-rated series ever.Actress Sean Young, 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick and former Jackson 5er Jermaine Jackson are among those who have signed on for the second season, which launches in August. John Rich (half of Big & Rich) will also return to host and select the winner. J.R. Whalen
B-list celebs never die. They're just put out to pasture — on shows like CMT's new guilty pleasure reality series Gone Country (8 pm/ET). Hosted by John Rich, half of country duo Big and Rich, the idea is to give seven performers a crash course in living the rural life and, for one, the chance to become a successful hat act. Tonight's hour-long opener assembles the oddball assortment of singers in a Nashville mansion and assigns them their primary task — writing a song, which they'll perform in the finale. We weigh in on their country cred.
Bobby BrownWith all the heartbreak suffered by the onetime Mr. Whitney Houston, Brown just may have the quintessential country song inside him, aching to get out.
Dee SniderThe front man for '80s metal band Twisted Sister is used to going against the grain, so he could reinvent nicely as an "outlaw country" singer.