Being Death can be a killer, as Dean discovers when Death persuades him to take his place for 24 hours. Dean agrees to be the Grim Reaper in exchange for Death's help to get Sam's soul back. But, wouldn't you know it, Sam decides he doesn't want his soul back and asks Balthazar for a protective spell to keep his soul out of his body. There's just one hitch. Sam needs blood from his father for the spell to work. Of course, Sam's dad is dead. What to do? Sam decides Bobby is the next best thing. — Tim Holland
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Another season premiere, another body in Merlotte's parking lot. And just like last time, the third season begins mere moments after the second ended, with Eggs shot in the head, Tara inconsolably hysterical and Andy covering for a deadeye Jason. Of course, what everyone wants to know, like Sookie, is what happened to Bill, but there are other mysteries to tide us over in the meantime, including Sam's journey to find his birth family and a crisis in the vampire community over an uptick in the abuse of V.
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Dr. Drew Pinsky, Christina Aguilera
Say goodbye to VH1's Tool Academy and Rock of Love and welcome back to Behind the Music and VH1 Storytellers.
The network's new slate of programming announced on Monday shifts the focus away from...
The series returned in great form last week after a two-month absence of original episodes with a pivotal hour that contained three surprising revelations: Elena is adopted; Stefan rescued her last summer from the car crash that killed Elena's parents; and Damon murdered Alaric's wife, which is the real reason the history teacher moved to Mystic Falls. Tonight, Stefan, Damon and Elena attend a 1950s-themed dance at the high school, and Alaric introduces himself to Damon there. Needless to say, the dance doesn't go quite as anticipated.
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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
It might be Thanksgiving break for most students, but the kids in this classroom are still hard at work. Tonight's contestant, Sanjaya Malakar, is no stranger to reality TV: He's a well-known and controversial contestant from Season 6 of American Idol. He's famous for creating the "ponyhawk" hairstyle and for being, according to Idol judge Randy Jackson, one of the smartest contestants to appear on the musical reality show. OK, Randy, but can he handle fifth-grade geography?
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Kanye West and Ellen
8 pm/ET Nickelodeon
Carly's school (yes, school — the iCarly gang are still hitting the books this summer) has a contest in which the prize is the school's best locker. And the lucky winner is Sam! And...Freddie. They both win, which means they have to share the premium locker. This, of course, gives the normally bickering buddies one more thing to squabble about. Meanwhile, Carly wants art lessons, and who better to teach her than her brother, the artist?
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Kanye West, Storytellers
Kanye West always has something to say, but during his stint on Storytellers, he claimed to be speechless — at least for a moment or two.
Early in his set — which aired Saturday, featuring hits like "Touch the Sky" and "Stronger" and a number of selections from his latest album, 808s and Heartbreak — West suggested that he wouldn't be very good at telling the intimate stories that went into making these songs because "some stuff is too personal." He even apologized to the producers.
But then West went on to deliver a sermon about perseverance, forgiveness and, of course, his own awesomeness. He rambled on so much, in fact, that the producers had to edit out many of his comments to keep the show at its 90-minute running time.
Notable omissions from the show? His diss ...
Anacondas: Trail of Blood
9 pm/ET SCI FI
What's worse than one gigantic, man-eating serpent? Two gigantic man-eating serpents. Duh! Fortunately for the franchise that just won't die, a big mutant snake also won't die if you cut it in half — it just becomes twice the slithering fun. Genre vet John Rhys-Davies and Crystal Allen reprise their roles in this sssequel.
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Survivor: Gabon---Earth's Last Eden
8 pm/ET CBS
Who doesn't love Sugar? Last week, the outwardly sweet but inwardly manipulative pinup girl orchestrated Randy's embarrassing exit by persuading Bob to give the self-proclaimed grouch the fake immunity idol and single-handedly gave this edition its best and funniest moment thus far.
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Margaret Cho by Shawn Ehlers/WireImage.com
Haven't had enough celebreality yet? VH-1's piling on more, with four new reality shows slated for the months to come. The new adds will include some new stars at the helm, plus some old ones we just can't shake.New series will include The Cho Show, starring the eponymous (and raucous) comedienne, Margaret Cho. Alongside Ms. Cho will be Luke's Parental Advisory, which in a Fatherhood vein, centers on former 2 Live Crew'er Luther Campbell as he navigates parenting and his job, which just so happens to be making adult flicks. Brooke Hogan gets her own show, Brooke Hogan Knows Best (sound familiar?), and, as previously reported, New York gets yet another series, this time changing locale and format for New York Goes to Hollywood (to pursue, yes, an acting career).In addition to the new reality fare to feast on, Snoop Dogg gets his own Storytellers ep, and Rock Docs will see two new editions of the series. Are you ready to "shake a lil' something" for the new slate? Or do you wish it w...