Bethenny Frankel, Tom Colicchio
Bravo handed out renewals to seven original series Thursday, including Top Chef and The Rachel Zoe Project, The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Bravo Media President Frances Berwick also announced new seasons of Flipping Out, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist and Bethenny Ever After (a continuation of Bethenny Getting Married?) at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. Top Chef Masters has also been renewed for a third season, and the show will replace...
The Learys live in a New Jersey mansion that the Sopranos wouldn't find unfamiliar, and paterfamilias Patrick (Holt McCallany) made his money violently. But that's where the similarities end (some of them, anyway): Patrick (aka "Lights") is an ex-heavyweight boxing champ. Alas, retirement hasn't been good to Lights, and his money's running out (so, yes, he'll get mixed up with the mob). But Lights' story isn't all boxing-movie clichés. For starters, he's married to a med student (Catherine McCormack) and he's a responsible father. And when he's diagnosed with "pugilistic dementia" in the series opener, it's only the beginning of the story. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of Frontline, Millionaire Matchmaker, NCIS, The Haney Project, Teen Mom and Onion SportsDome.
If you're going to spend much of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on the couch — after all, you'll have lots of food to digest -- there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our marathon roundup:
(All times are ET/PT and subject to change)
Thursday, Nov. 25
The Haunted (9 a.m.-8 p.m., Animal Planet)
Millionaire Matchmaker (10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bravo)
Mythbusters (9 a.m.-8 p.m., Discovery)
Former Melrose Place star Thomas Calabro will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Castle.
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Calabro, 51, will play Scott Donner, a client of a Millionaire Matchmaker type who sets up wealthy men with beautiful women, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Donner becomes a murder suspect when the matchmaker turns up dead.
The episode also features...
Scarlett Johansson, making her third appearance as Saturday Night Live host, used her monologue to poke fun at how young celebrities can easily stay out of the limelight: wear underwear, don't do a reality show and don't act surprised if your sex tape comes out.
The 25-year-old Tony winner later did an impression of Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger.
Mad Men, The Good Wife
In the pursuit of TV love, our favorite characters employed some really weird tactics this week. On Boardwalk Empire, Margaret got Nucky's attention by dropping a dime on him. Crosby proposed with a plastic novelty ring while wearing a tacky jumpsuit on Parenthood. House's cranky doc even agreed to — gasp! — babysit. Don Draper's impromptu proposal on Mad Men's finale caught us off guard. But it's Kalinda and Blake's destructive flirtation on The Good Wife that perhaps most eloquently underscored that love may be a many-splendored thing, but there's nothing hotter than taking a baseball bat to your intended's automobile. Welcome to Top Moments: Love Is Strange Edition.
Start spreading the news. Patti Stanger is storming New York for her fourth season of Millionaire Matchmaker (Tuesday, 9/8c, Bravo), but from what Los Angeles' most caustic Cupid tells us, she doesn't exactly have it made in Manhattan when it comes to her East Coast clients. Here, she lets loose on the core issues plaguing the Big Apple's moneyed singletons...
No Ordinary Family
No Ordinary Family
For the last few weeks, JJ's super brain has been a secret to his parents, and mostly used for academic pursuits (or learning Hebrew to impress a girl). But can it help him succeed at sports? Tonight he goes out for the football team by using the X's and O's as variables in math equations, but the undersized JJ finds out the hard way that the game is more than just physics: It's physical. Meanwhile, a case of mistaken identity makes Jim look like the culprit of a crime he's trying to prevent. — Joe Friedrich
Read on for previews of Millionaire Matchmaker, Parenthood, 30 for 30, Scream 2010, Frontline and Mad Mel: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Icon.
Albie Manzo and Chris Manzo
Millionaire Matchmaker is helping the Manzo sons find love.
Albie and Christopher Manzo, the sons of Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline Manzo, will be Patti Stanger's clients on the upcoming fourth season of the Bravo series, a show rep tells TVGuide.com.
Patti Stanger and Andy Friedman
Bravo's resident cupid, Patti Stanger, may soon need to call a matchmaker of her own. The star of the network's The Millionaire Matchmaker has called off her wedding to Andy Friedman, her boyfriend of more than six years.
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"I just ended my relationship with Andy. It hit me really hard that...