Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani (ABC)

‘DWTS’: Maks Returns as Celebs Drop to Four

“Dancing with the Stars‘” semifinal episode was going to be a huge hoot, with bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy returning to the ballroom as a guest judge and the remaining five couples performing a plugged/unplugged theme. Monday night, the celebrities would dance to the same song – but one version would be acoustic. I was particularly […]

Continue Reading
Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe on "Revenge" (Photo: ABC)

‘Revenge’: You Can’t Keep A Good Mistress Down

Last week, Emily (Emily VanCamp) made sure that Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) knew she had an ex-husband. On this week’s episode of “Revenge,” “Secrecy,” we got the rather anticlimactic payoff. Fortunately, the surprise comeback more than made up for it, as did Nolan and Aiden becoming roomies. Read on for a wedding shower, a hand- me-down sex apartment, […]

Continue Reading
David Morrissey in "The Walking Dead" (Photo: AMC)

‘The Walking Dead’: The Governor Picks Up the Pieces

All our “Walking Dead” principals got an extra week of vacation for Sunday night’s episode, “Live Bait.” And while they were all off sunning in the Caribbean or what-have-you, David Morrissey was doing some acting double-time, commanding the entire episode as none other than our long absent Governor. After dragging out the prison flu for […]

Continue Reading
Bellamy Young on "Scandal" (Photo: ABC)

‘Scandal’: Everything You Thought You Knew About Mellie Was Wrong

It’s easy to hate Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young). She’s the mean-spirited Stepford First Lady who is the major personal obstacle in Olivia and Fitz’s relationship. This week’s episode of “Scandal,” “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” upended the audience’s perception of the character by revealing the horrible sacrifices that she made to get where she is. Also, in […]

Continue Reading
Kat Robichaud (NBC)

Who Gets the First-Ever Instant Save on ‘The Voice’?

Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, both coaches never to win on “The Voice,” each lost a contestant on the first results show of the finals. [xfinity-record-button id=”7958122402999891112″ program_type=”series”] Only 10 contestants were granted the opportunity to move on in the competition. Eight of them got a free pass, but the bottom three had to […]

Continue Reading
Stana Katic of "Castle" (Photo: ABC)

‘Castle’ Recap: Romancing the Stone

This week’s episode of “Castle,” “Murder Is Forever,” was all about the values that people assign to objects. Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) decided that a lithograph of a lion was a referendum on their relationship, while the victim of the week died because she wanted to get her hands on a priceless diamond. [xfinity-record-button […]

Continue Reading
Lisa Vanderpump on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Photo: Bravo)

‘RHOBH’ Recap: Kyle Tries to Make New Friends, Lisa Ignites Faint Gate

Monday night’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was kind of frazzled and all over the place—just like Lisa and her “perfect faint” that had her (and her perfect pooch of a bootie) sprawled out on the dance floor on “Dancing With the Stars.” [xfinity-record-button id=”5893707088515488112″ program_type=”series”] There wasn’t any major drama that pervaded the 60 […]

Continue Reading