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Chris Harrison's Emotional Rides Hosting 'The Bachelor' and 'You Deserve It'

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 12th 2011 6:50PM
chris harrison who do you think you are It's hard to believe that it's been nearly a decade of roses, tears and broken engagements, but Chris Harrison, who's been the face of 'The Bachelor' franchise since it began in 2002, promises that the upcoming Season 16 will be the best yet -- with a little help from a grandmother named Sheryl, of course.

"We might have outdone ourselves this season," Harrison told AOL TV. "I will say this about the grandmother that gets out of the car: It made for a fun, sensational ad, and obviously, it worked because people are talking. But people should know that we would never take up a spot on the show as a cocktail joke. It definitely was funny, but it has much more meaning than you see in the ad. There's something very sweet and romantic about it."

After a decade of tearful drama, Harrison switched it up in November and debuted a new feel-good game show, 'You Deserve It,' where each week, a contestant tries to win money for someone in their life who they would like to reward. Okay, so maybe there will still be some tears.

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'Boardwalk Empire' Gangster Index, Season Two Finale: Jimmy Gets Christopher'd

by Alex Moaba, posted Dec 12th 2011 4:00PM
Atlantic City's tangled web of betrayal, political scheming and murder came full circle in 'Boardwalk Empire's' shocking Season Two finale. After a season of trying to take down Nucky Thompson, Jimmy Darmody finally realized how foolish he'd been to move against his former mentor, but it was too late. Even after Darmody helped make his election fraud charges disappear, Nucky repaid him with two shots to the head, an abrupt end of the line for one of the show's most compelling characters.

To keep track of the deals, deception and death, AOL TV presents the final Season Two installment of our 'Boardwalk Empire' gangster index, a guide to who's up and who's down among HBO's organized criminals.

Check out the index to find out how your favorite liquor-slinging sociopath fared this week ...

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Who Scored Big in Week 9 of SNL's Relevancy Poll?

by Mike Ryan, posted Dec 12th 2011 1:00PM
Kristen Wiig had a great week. It's not going to come as too much of a surprise to anyone that she's at the top of the list this week. The problem is, when Wiig excels, the rest of the female cast suffers. That's just the way it seems to be. This problem is heightened when there's a female host – in that since the Tina Fey era, it's not exactly like it's been easy to get airtime as a female cast member (sans Wiig). So add one more female to the equation as a host and, well, you'll see.

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Top 11 in '11: TV's Best Scene-Stealing Men

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 12th 2011 12:00PM
Nolan Ross on 'Revenge' & Schmidt on 'New Girl'What do Nolan from 'Revenge' and Schmidt, the self-proclaimed ladies man on 'New Girl,' have in common?

Yeah, they can both get a little smarmy, and Nolan could probably fill a Douchebag Jar faster than most with his conniving ways. But they're also two of our 11 in '11 best scene-stealing men on TV.

This list is filled with epic examples of how to be a co-star. Yes, these 11 men may not be top-billed on their respective shows, but it's safe to say those shows wouldn't be the same without them.

Who made the cut? Click into our gallery to see, and share your own nominees in the comments.

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'Dexter' Recap: Talking 'Talk to the Hand' With Michael C. Hall

by Alex Moaba, posted Dec 11th 2011 10:01PM
We've come to expect penultimate episodes of 'Dexter' seasons to be heart-pounding and intense, but the second-to-last episode of Season 6 raised the stakes of serial-killing suspense. In 'Talk to the Hand,' Dexter thwarted a poison gas attack aimed at Miami Metro and lost a showdown with Travis that ended with him set out to sea, surrounded by a ring of fire. It also opened a pandora's box of step-sibling sexual tension when Deb's therapist suggested she might be in love with Dexter.

To help bring some perspective to such a dizzying episode, AOL TV has an interview-cap with Dexter Morgan himself, Michael C. Hall. We discussed tonight's episode, the developments of Season 6 and where 'Dexter' may be headed in its final two seasons. Hall offered his thoughts on the Wormwood attack, the Gellar twist, and the new, strange wrinkle in his complex relationship with Jennifer Carpenter. Read on for the interview.

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'SNL' Scorecard: Not Even Matt Damon Could Save Katy Perry's Terrible Show

by Mike Ryan, posted Dec 11th 2011 12:40PM


Katy Perry wasn't listed as the 'SNL' musical guest last night (that was Robyn), but, boy, she sure did sing a lot. Of the eight segments that Perry made an appearance in, she sang in six of them. I'm sorry, but that's pretty telling that the writers didn't know what else to really do with her. And to be fair to the writers: from what we saw of Perry, they probably did the best that they could. And it's always a bad sign when the host plays his or herself, which, yeah, she did that, too. I appreciate Perry willing to stretch herself as host instead of "musical guest who also appears in a sketch", but, yeesh, this was pretty bad. Not even Matt Damon and Val Kilmer could save this show. But, hey: At least Kristen Wiig had a good show. And 'Weekend Update' saved this show from being the worst of the season. Barely. On to a pretty ugly scorecard...

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Joe Rogan On the Bigger, Crazier 'Fear Factor' Return

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 8th 2011 6:50PM
Joe Rogan, 'Fear Factor''Fear Factor' is back (premieres Mon., Dec. 12, 8PM ET on NBC), and I realize that you might think what I've thought all along: original host Joe Rogan is kind of a tool. But after chatting with him for quite a while -- about everything from the show's revamp and his own fears to Miley Cyrus, 'Toddlers & Tiaras' and Anthony Bourdain -- I can safely say that this quote-machine of a man might be one of the most entertaining hosts on TV.

As for 'Fear Factor,' the redux, the rumors of everything being more intense after their five-year hiatus are true. "It is bigger and crazier than it ever was before," Rogan confirms. "I hope the show lives up to fans' expectations ... I think it will."

Keep reading for more scoop on these bigger, crazier challenges and Rogan's thoughts on fame, the old celebrity guest episodes (warning: he's really not a fan of 'Diff'rent Strokes' star Todd Bridges) and why he doesn't think any celebrities, no matter how C-list, will be coming on the show this time around.

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Top 11 in '11: Most Entertaining Reality TV Stars

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 8th 2011 11:45AM
Now that's a sandwich of awesomeness!Reality TV is a breeding ground for crazy, entertaining people doing insane watercooler-worthy things, but who do we consider the best of the best, the most entertaining of the entertaining?

It's not easy to narrow down a list to 11 of the most entertaining reality TV stars -- because of sheer volume these days, but also fear of retaliation from the tougher personalities who didn't make the cut. Some of those 'Housewives' are brutal, y'all.

But we did it. And we think we got it right. Take a look at our picks for Most Entertaining Reality TV Stars of 2011 -- along with our video playlist of proof, in case you need more convincing -- and nominate your own favorites in the comments.

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'Chuck' Set Visit: Yvonne Strahovski and Carrie-Anne Moss Share Nudist Colony Intel (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

by Laura Prudom, posted Dec 8th 2011 10:40AM
Chuck castToday is a bittersweet day for loyal 'Chuck' fans, as the show wrapped its final night of filming just a few hours ago. But even though the cameras have stopped rolling, the Buy More lives on -- at least for nine more episodes, the first of which airs tomorrow night (Fri., Dec. 9, 8PM ET on NBC).

AOL TV was on set for the filming of 'Chuck versus the Hack Off,' which was also the final episode of the series that Zachary Levi directed. It guest-stars 'Community' favorite Danny Pudi, 'Lost' alum Eric Lange and ass-kicking 'Matrix' heroine Carrie-Anne Moss, and judging by what we saw during our visit, it promises to be one of the show's most hilarious episodes yet.

We caught up with Moss and Yvonne Strahovski to get the scoop on why Chuck, Sarah and Gertrude find themselves infiltrating a cult; Levi's directing style; and what Strahovski was feeling as the show neared its end. We also have an exclusive -- and revealing -- preview of tomorrow night's episode, so read on for more.

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Your Burning 'Revenge' Questions Answered by Creator Mike Kelley

by Maureen Ryan, posted Dec 7th 2011 11:00PM
Mike Kelley truly understood that his show was a hit when people began arguing about it at a Los Angeles hair salon.

All Kelley wanted was a trim, but when he mentioned that he created 'Revenge,' his stylist began raving about how he loved the high-end fashion on the show, which was his favorite new soap opera. Another customer corrected the stylist and said that the show was really a murder mystery. A third salon patron chimed in with yet another interpretation of the show.

"If you've hit the salon in L.A., you've become a success," Kelley said with a laugh. But the spontaneous debate about the show, which has been a breakout hit for ABC, made him realize "that people can get whatever they want out of this show," whether that's schadenfreude regarding the wealthy, a soapy slice of escapism or a well-paced serial drama with a clue-laden mythology.

For those who have already become addicted to "Revenge," Kelley promised lots of exciting new developments in 2012: At least three new characters, including a love interest for Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), will arrive in the second half of the season, which will also reveal who died on the beach at the engagement party in the series premiere.

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'Community' Cast Says Goodbye ... For Now (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 7th 2011 3:30PM
CommunityWe're going to miss 'Community.' Yes, NBC has said it will be back, "later," but that doesn't take the sting away.

In addition to the next new episode (Thurs., Dec. 8, 8PM ET on NBC) the cast teamed with College Humor for a sort of "Goodbye ... for now" video.

Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) says Greendale is closing down for a bit because of an attendance problem *cough*Nielsen families*cough* and a grease fire.

"But while we're away, we hope you won't forget all the great things Greendale has to offer," Dean Pelton says in the video.

What are these "great things"? Find out in the video below.

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'Law & Order: SVU': Andre Braugher Previews 'Spiraling Down' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 7th 2011 12:55PM
Andre Braugher SVU Preview'Law & Order: SVU' has been known to rip from the headlines, but in this week's episode, they're kicking it up a notch. In 'Spiraling Down' (Wed., Dec. 7, 10PM ET on NBC), the detectives catch a legendary footballer, played by 'Everwood' alum Treat Williams, in a teen prostitution sting.

Williams' character hires Andre Braugher's Bayard Ellis, the defense attorney who has been giving the 'SVU' team a run for their money. In this exclusive backstage clip, Braugher talks about the challenges his character faces in defending Williams' character, a man with chronic traumatic encephalopathy from his years on the football field.

"Sometimes he's in and sometimes he's out," Braugher said of the character's mental state. "Sometimes he understands what he's doing and its implications and sometimes he's simply not there. He doesn't remember and he's behaving in odd ways."

Watch the video below.

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Christmas TV Specials 2011: When They're On, and What Channel

by Denette Wilford, posted Dec 7th 2011 12:45PM
We've made a list, checked it more than twice and there are definitely movies and specials that are naughty and nice -- in other words, classic holiday fare for anyone and everyone.



The holiday season has come rather rapidly, and in case you missed some of your favourites, don't sweat it. In typical TV form, they'll repeat, and sometimes on the same network (we're looking at you 'Frosty,' 'Shrek,' 'Charlie' and 'Rudolph').

It's the time of year when loved ones get together to eat, drink and be merry, but television gets into the spirit of things by airing specials, movies and variety shows. There are the classics that have been airing for decades ('It's a Wonderful Life,' 'Miracle on 34th Street'), and some other modern treats that have received a yuletide spin ('Elf,' 'Kung Fu Panda,' 'The Elf on the Shelf') but whatever you fancy, here are the gems you should definitely be watching this month.

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Sandra Bernhard Creates Lesbian Drama On 'Hot In Cleveland'

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 7th 2011 10:00AM
Sandra Bernhard Hot In Cleveland'Hot In Cleveland' is no stranger to over-the-top guest stars.But the Dec. 7 episode takes it to another level when Sandra Bernhard and 'Just Shoot Me' actress Laura San Giacomo make appearances.

When Victoria (Wendie Malick) is invited to speak on an A-list gay cruise, she brings Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy (Jane Leeves) and Elka (Betty White) along for the ride. While aboard the ship, Melanie runs into her estranged sister, played by San Giacomo.

As if that description of the 'Hot In Cleveland' hijinks wasn't enticing enough, AOL TV asked Bernhard why she thinks viewers should check out her episode.

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'Glee' Star Harry Shum Jr. On His Biggest Dance Number Yet

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2011 4:37PM
Harry Shum Jr. InterviewHarry Shum Jr. has had one heck of a year on 'Glee.' His character, Mike Chang, had his first solo, taught the rest of New Directions how to dance like pros and had a meaty storyline with his parents.

And all of that in just the first half of the third season.

"I think the storyline with the dad and the family is kind of an ongoing thing," Shum told AOL TV during a phone interview in early December. "I don't know when we'll see it actually wrap up and move on to something else."

After two seasons as a background player, Shum is getting his chance to shine in the spotlight. But he's not the only one getting some love from writers in upcoming episodes-- he's rooting for his on-screen girlfriend to get the same treatment.

"I'm hoping that more is happening with Mike and Tina that we'll get in deeper with, but more focused on Tina, which I'm happy about," he said. "It's been a long time coming since we actually saw a storyline with Tina."

McKinley High School's two glee clubs, New Directions and Trouble Tones, face off, New Directions and Trouble Tones, face-off in Sectionals, and the underdogs have an ace up their sleeve: returning member Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) and a Jackson family medley. Yep, Jackson 5, Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson all get the 'Glee' treatment.

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