Abby Lee's reign of terror continues on Season 2 of 'Dance Moms' (Scott Gries/Lifetime)We were a bit worried that "Dance Moms" would lose its sparkle after the masterpiece that was Season 1. But within the first minute of last night's premiere, we knew we had nothing to worry about: Abby Lee Miller is back, and as twisted as ever. The plotline about casting a new girl was completely over-the-top and cruel, and if we took a shot every time Abby told a child or mother that "Everyone's replaceable," we'd be a goner. Moving forward, the jury's still out on whether Jill and Kendall will be a satisfying addition to the group, but until then, let's all laugh at the most ridiculous -- and, not-so-coincidentally, heinous -- lines of the evening. Shockingly, none came from Cathy, but we've got all season for those.Read More »from ‘Dance Moms’: The Most Ridiculous Quotes From the Season Premiere
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The doctor is out: Dr. Drew can enjoy some R&R now that his reality shows are on the shelf (VH1)VH1 has wisely decided to give "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House" an indefinite break. While the network claims that the shows could return at some point, it's about time that VH1 gave the Dr. Drew-led shows a rest. Here are some other unscripted programs that could take a break for a season or two (or longer!) and then maybe come back when they've got something fresh to offer fans.
10. "Sister Wives"Read More »from The Ten Reality TV Franchises That Should Be Benched
When this show started, it was filled with promise, but now we're stuck with the Browns house-shopping repeatedly and constantly buying furniture. And we certainly don't ever need to see the wives work out again, or anyone else have a baby. We'd like them to take some time off before we hate them as much as we hate the Gosselins.
A new crop of contestants is ready to drop the pounds on Season 13 of "The Biggest Loser" (Chris Haston/NBC)Is it just us, or is NBC's "Biggest Loser" never not on TV? Seriously, does this show never take a break? Anyway, even though it seems like Season 12 barely ended, Season 13 is already underway, with a fresh batch of heavy contestants eager to let America watch them at their most vulnerable. Here's who's who and who we think has the best odds of winning, based on the season premiere:
AdrianRead More »from ‘The Biggest Loser’: Who Will Win Season 13?
Stats: 32-year-old music producer from Evanston, IL
Starting Weight: 370
First Impression: We barely got to know him, as he didn't even make it on campus officially. But we did learn that he can't run a 40-yard dash.
Odds of Winning: 1,001 to 1. His odds of getting back on the ranch depend on if he and his sister lose 50 pounds of weight on their own. And then they have to get back in the mix with everyone else. Seems insanely unlikely.
Here's the Situation... or actually not, since, surprisingly, his obnoxious behavior didn't even land him on the list this week. Try harder, Sitch.
Rob Bonfiglio ("Celebrity Wife Swap")
The husband of Carnie Wilson turns out to be a jerk. He seems to ignore his family (there are nannies and housekeepers who take the brunt of the work), doesn't have dinner with them, and hides in his studio "working" on his music for days at a stretch. And when his wife comes home from a long trip, he barely acknowledges her existence. He's very defensive and not that receptive to Tracey Gold when she offers her opinions on family time. Ignoring your wife is one thing, but ignoring little girls who wish they could see their daddy? Awful. Then making your wife defend your douchey behavior on national television? Beyond obnoxious.
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We have suggestions for "Chuck," "Idol," and "Work It" (NBC, Fox, ABC) We offered our New Year's resolutions for shows last year, but most of them didn't pan out. Guess that's the problem with resolutions in general. Here's hoping that more of these shows stick to the suggestions we've carved out for them in the coming year.
10. "Work It": Be Canceled QuicklyRead More »from Our New Year’s Resolutions for TV Shows in 2012
"Bosom Buddies" might have been somewhat adorable back in the day, but cross-dressing is a gimmick that should not be revived. This ABC "comedy" looks absolutely atrocious, and we're only hoping that it's so appallingly bad, it swiftly gets removed from the airwaves.
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