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Celebrity Watchlist: Jillian Michaels Says Dexter Brings Out Her Dark Side

When former Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels isn't kicking butts and helping people get fit, she enjoys kicking back and watching darker dramas.

"I am obsessed with [Dexter]," Michaels tells TVGuide.com. I think we all have a little bit of the dark side in us and Dexter gives us an opportunity to identify with the bad guy in a safe environment."

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Season 7, Episode 7
It may seem like seem like science fiction, but the cosmos isn't just something way out there. Many times in human history, objects or forces from space have changed the course of life on earth. Many believe an asteroid played a role in the fall of the Roman Empire... and millennia earlier another asteroid might have been the "fire and brimstone" that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/10/2012

Season 7, Episode 6
Hitch a ride on the journey of a comet as it roars from the cold, dark outer reaches of the solar system to the fiery surface of the Sun. Visit the surface of each planet, from the mountains on the moons of Neptune, to the caves beneath Mars, to a solar tsunami. You'll also tour the lesser-known "neighborhoods" of the Solar System, like The Oort Cloud and planet-sized asteroids like Eris and Ceres. Witness the punishing extremes experienced by a massive, grit-covered snow-ball as it travels 300 million miles from the edge of the Solar System to the skies above earth.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/3/2012

Season 7, Episode 5
Within our immense universe lies a lesser-known world of tiny particles. From strange ghostly neutrinos that pass right through matter to mysterious objects with names like MACHOs and WIMPs. Find out how this miniature world might hold the key to understanding the cosmos.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 5/20/2012

Season 7, Episode 4
There really are ice worlds like Hoth from Star Wars. In this episode, we explore icy planets and moons, discover the role of cold in the Universe, and learn about the importance of ice to the development of habitable worlds.

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Celebrity Watchlist: Jillian Michaels Says Dexter Brings Out Her Dark Side

When former Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels isn't kicking butts and helping people get fit, she enjoys kicking back and watching darker dramas.

"I am obsessed with [Dexter]," Michaels tells TVGuide.com. I think we all have a little bit of the dark side in us and Dexter gives us an opportunity to identify with the bad guy in a safe environment."

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Wire in the Blood and Other Announced Releases

New releases announced today, April 2:

The Universe - The Complete Season 3 (Blu-ray) will be coming out August 25

Wire in the Blood - The Complete 6th Season will be coming out July 14

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Dirty Jobs and Other Announced Releases

New releases announced today, November 13:

Dirty Jobs - Collection 4 will be coming out February 24

HBO's The Life & Times of Tim will be coming out March 24

The Universe - The Complete Season 3 will be coming out April 28

Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.

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In the Works: A Day in the Life of Dannielynn's Daddy?

Larry Birkhead tells the New York Daily News he has an agreement-in-principle with a television producer to do a series sharing a "day in the life" look at the biological father of the late Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn.... ABC has given a pilot order to an untitled drama penned by Grey's Anatomy's Jill Soloway and produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot. According to Variety, the series revolves around a cable-access psychologist who is forced to become a mobile notary.... Comedy Central is not renewing The Showbiz Show with David Spade — having decided, "I liked it the first time I saw it... as David Spade's Hollywood Minute" — while History Channel has picked up new seasons of The Universe and Cities of the Underworld. read more

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Premiered: May 29, 2007, on History Channel
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Premise: An astronomy series examing the history, scientific phenomena and mysteries of the universe.

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