House checked out on a high note.
The medical drama's series finale drew 8.7 million viewers and a 2.9 demo rating on Monday, marking a 30 percent improvement from last week and the show's best numbers since January. The House retrospective ...
Ryan and Emily
The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard is already hitting it off with some of the guys (ahem, Ryan), but viewers will have to wait just a little longer to witness her first kiss on the show.
"You're not going to see the early, wild, hot tub make-out on Date 1," host Chris Harrison tells us. "The fact that she's a mom ... they didn't want to be that guy that takes it too far and makes her feel uncomfortable."
Read our recap of this week's episode
In this week's chat with Harrison, he tells us that Ryan's date was a huge reality check for him and the guys, why Emily gets angry next episode and how her tears are only just getting started...
It's Week 2 of The Bachelorette and for the first time, we see a local news report about the filming of the show. Apparently this is a big deal for Charlotte, N.C.
Emily gets together with some girlfriends to tell them about her first night. Must be nice to be allowed to chat with friends, rather than have the usual solitary confinement our Bachelors and Bachelorettes experience. At the house, Chris announces the first one-on-one date, which goes to Ryan. But rather than the glamorous or adventurous dates viewers are used to, Emily takes Ryan home to bake cookies for her daughter's soccer team. Ryan seems right at home with the apron on and the two seem to be effortless together. Once the cookies are done, they're off to the soccer field where Ryan waits in the car as Emily brings the kids the goodies. Ryan seems in awe of watching Em in her element.
But the date isn't all comfy clothes and baking cookies. At night, the pair gets dolled up. (Love Ryan's silvery suit!) The Charlotte fandom is even waiting outside the restaurant for their arrival. Once inside, Emily doesn't waste much time before asking Ryan about his exes. He's had two serious relationships, he says. They then delve deep into how to pursue someone and how Emily's new man will eventually fit into Ricki's life. Ryan lays it on by telling Emily how attractive she was making cookies and that he likes her already. Clearly, he gets the rose. Dinner is capped off with dancing to a live performance from Emily's favorite band, Gloriana. But no kisses just yet!
If viewers think The Bachelorette's Emily is always innocent, calm and composed, just wait until you see her mad.
"What's great about Emily ... is that she is sweet right up until the time she's not," host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "She's this perfect Southern belle and then someone crosses her [in an upcoming episode] and really crosses Ricki and that's when Mama Bear comes out and says, 'Get the f--- out.'"
Our top moments of the week:
14. Sweetest First Impression: A handful of suitors make bold, weird entrances (arriving via helicopter, carrying an ostrich egg, dressing like a grandma) on the season premiere of The Bachelorette, but Doug takes a sweet approach. The single dad presents single mom Emily with a handwritten note from his son explaining how he's the best dad in the world and why Emily should like him. Not only does it earn him the first impression rose, but women all across America simultaneously swooned.
13. Best Advice: When James learns that his sex tape with Chloe is about to leak on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, he decides to...
America's Got Talent
Howard Stern's presence didn't do much to boost America's Got Talent's ratings.
Monday's Season 7 premiere, featuring the shock jock as a new judge, pulled in 10.3 million viewers ...
The Bachelorette is back! It feels like it was just yesterday that we watched Ashley and J.P. find love and now it's time to join Emily as she searches for her happy ending. Will her season end in another proposal for her? Time to find out.
We re-meet Emily and hear her story about getting engaged to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, who died a few months later in a plane crash. Shortly after his death, Emily found out she was pregnant and is now raising her 6-year-old daughter Ricki. Although Emily's engagement to previous Bachelor Brad Womack ended, she still believes in the process and hopes to find love again.
The Bachelorette, Emily Maynard
Get ready for a very different season of The Bachelorette.
When viewers last saw Emily Maynard, the North Carolina native who lost her first love in a plane crash was tearfully telling Chris Harrison that she and Bachelor Brad Womack had ended their engagement. Now a year later, the 26-year-old has returned for another shot at finding love on The Bachelorette.
He may have lost Ali Fedotowsky on The Bachelorette, but Chris Lambton still managed to find true love on reality TV. Last weekend in South Carolina, he married Peyton Wright, one of the hottest hopefuls from Andy Baldwin's season of The Bachelor. And if that wasn't enough of a win for the down-to-earth landscaper from Massachusetts, he's also the host of HGTV's new outdoor-improvement series, Going Yard (premiering Saturday at 5/4c). Guess you could say everything is coming up roses for the fella...
Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli
On the heels of renewing seven of its strongest scripted series, ABC green-lit new installments of reality shows Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor and Shark Tank, Deadline reports.
Fall 2012 TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
Dancing with the Stars is currently...