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Who doesn't like a good catfight? The drink-throwing, the shoving and rancor that culminated The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 6 finale drew a series-high 2.88 million viewers, a 17 percent increase over the previous season's conclusion, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The Bravo program also attracted 1.86 million viewers aged 18-to-49, a 3 percent increase in the industry-prized demographic over last year's season-ender.
Joe Bastianach knows the culinary world. Not only is he a judge on Fox's MasterChef — which returns for a second season on Monday at 8/7c — he operates three wineries in Italy and 18 restaurants across the country with business partner-celebrity chef Mario Batali. But Bastianich isn't only about food. If necessary, he claims he could make a living by singing for his supper.
The restauranteur can carry a tune and is drawn to shows that feature singing like Glee. "Those kids are fantastic," he tells TVGuide.com. "I love it because I sing, so I sing along with them." As for fellow Fox reality show American Idol, he boasts, "I'd go on there and win if I wasn't so damn old."
We asked MasterChef judge and executive producer Gordon Ramsay to give us a taste of what's on the menu for Season 2 of the American Idol-esque talent competition for home cooks with aspirations of going pro. Let's dig in!
Fox's summer lineup is missing something: New series.
Back are the standard summer favorites, including new seasons of So You Think You Can Dance and Masterchef, but otherwise, the network's schedule will be filled with repeats of...
In this era of nonstop TV, where the seasons blur together with nary a break, finales cluttered this week's TV landscape while we count the days for the official fall TV season to begin. So as our lead topic, some fond and not-so-fond farewells.
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Starting with TNT's Emmy-winning The Closer, a humdinger of a showdown between Brenda and a sarin gas-bomb-toting psychopath (Matthew Glave, well played), taking revenge on the police and fire squads who'd rejected him. His manifesto ...
Jimmy Smits, Jimmy Johnson
The new Wednesday TV schedule is still a week or two away from taking its final fall shape, but there's plenty to talk about regarding tonight's lineup. A number of reality competition shows are taking a final bow — America's Got Talent, Big Brother, MasterChef and classic Top Chef — but let's discuss the new.
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Big Brother 12
One of the final three houseguests — Enzo, Hayden, Lane — will be crowned the Big Brother champion tonight and awarded the $500,000 grand prize. But first Hayden and Lane will square off to determine which one will become the season's final Head of Household, who will then send one of the other two Brigade members packing. The last two standing will face the jury for questioning before the deciding votes are cast.
Read on for previews of Survivor: Nicaragua, America's Got Talent, MasterChef, Dark Blue, Outlaw and Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck.
Ashley Tisdale, Hellcats
The CW's Hellcats kicked off the broadcast networks' fall TV season with a meow rather than a roar.
Fall TV Popularity Contest: What did you think of Hellcats and Terriers?
The cheerleading drama drew a solid-if-not-stellar 3 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, according to overnight Nielsen estimates. Predictably, the show's rating improved to 1.4 among the CW's target demo of adults 18-to-34.
However, the premiere did improve slightly over its America's Next Top Model lead-in, which drew 2.9 million viewers in its lowest-rated premiere ever. Hellcats also doubled the numbers of The Beautiful Life: TBL, the quickly canceled series that debuted in that timeslot last year...
Fox has renewed Gordon Ramsay's MasterChef for a second season.
The series, which tests home cooks in various challenges as they try to become culinary masters, has been the No. 1 program of the ...
Play ball! The game of simmer meets the game of summer when the six remaining foodies step up to the plate for a baseball-themed challenge. Here's the pitch: They must commandeer two baseball concession stands at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., then cover all the bases to come up with top-flight game snacks. Baseball players Matt Capps and John Lannan make appearances, as does the Nationals' sultan of swing, Adam Dunn. Rick Moonen is the guest judge.
Read on for previews of America's Got Talent, Ghost Hunters, MasterChef, Frontline, WNBA Playoff and The Real World.