What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Megastunts

In my day it was Evel Knievel, but tonight it’s Nik Wallenda performing the daring stunt. He’ll try to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Catch up on your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Catherine Zeta-Jones and James Lipton are the guests. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. 2012 U.S. Open Golf Championship. Second round from the Olympic Club in San Francisco. 4:00 PM CT ESPN

3. Countdown to Niagara: The Greatest Megastunts of All Time. :00 PM CT ABC

3. Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence. The team looks back on a trip to Kentucky to find evidence sasquatches exist. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

5. Dateline NBC. A woman sees revenge after being conned by a former rap star. 8:00 PM CT NBC

6. Megastunts — Highwire Over Niagara Falls. Nik Wallenda’s attempt to cross Horseshoe FAlls on a tightrope. 8:00 PM CT ABC

7. Fairly Legal. Season finale. Kate finds a scandal that Davidson might be involved in, Lauren does a favor, and Kate makes a choice between Justin and Ben. 8:00 PM CT USA

8. Lives on Fire. Michele tries to save someone from drowning, Rose deals with her first wildfire, and Nice responds to a house fire, and Diley hurts her back. 8:00 PM CT OWN

9. Say Yes to the Dress. In the first half hour, Aime wants a tight, blingy and slutty dress, Yovanna looks for a dress showing off her figure, and Sahara has her fitting. In the second half hour, Melissa s hops, Stella is having a Greek wedding, and Carli has her final fitting. 8:00 PM CT TLC

10. Whale Wars. The Steve Irwin and Bob Barker hurry to lend aid to the Brigitte Bardot, but the scout vessel that has been battered storms may not last throughout the night. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

11. America’s Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

12. True Justice. The team is haunted by Kane’s military past, Sarah and Juliet look for a serial rapist, and the team investigates particularly gruesome murders of runway models. 8:00 PM CT Reelz

13. The Ricky Gervais Show. Ricky tells the story of the beginning of the universe, and Karl discusses recycling and world travel. 8:00 PM CT HBO

14. Common Law. One of Travis’ foster brothers is a suspect in a string of home invasions. 9:00 PM CT USA

15. Insane or Inspired. “25 Awesomely Ingenious Ideas.” 9:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Randy to the Rescue. Randy tries to save a bride from her own body image issues, Tayna wants to find a way to honor the memory of her dad, and Molly wants a sexy 60s style. 9:00 PM CT TLC

17. Louisiana Lockdown. An inmate gets ready to reunite with the son he hasn’t seen in a decade, and teams are alerted when narcotics infiltrate the penitentiary. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

18. The Dead Files. Allan and DiSchiavi investigate frightening reports of paranormal activity at the Mackay Mansion museum in the old mining town of Virginia City, NV. DiSchiavi unearths a tragic history of murder and accidental deaths at the Mansion, while Allan encounters several disturbed entities. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

19. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Karen Finney, David Frum, Kristen Soltis, Joseph Stiglitz, and Alan Thicke. 9:00 PM CT HBO

20. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Salma Hayek, Adam Brody, and Ollly Murs. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

Real Housewives of Orange County – Ep. 18 “Will He or Won’t He?”

Bora Bora, moving forward, proposals, and rings.

Lucky Tamra! Her boyfriend, Eddie, is a world class traveler.

Tamra just got back from Costa Rica with the other O.C. ladies and now Eddie wants to take her to Bora Bora, Tahiti.

Why would Eddie want to take Tamra to Bora Bora all of a sudden? Is there appending proposal?

If there isn’t Tamra surely doesn’t want to let the other women know because it’d be totally embarrassing.

She feels like she’s going to be waiting on a ring for the duration of the trip.

When Eddie turns to Tamra on the plan, after they receive the champs (that’s champagne for those of you who don’t speak Heather Dubrow lingo).

“I have a surprise for you.” Eddie smiles and Tamra stops breathing for a minute. “We’re going to get massages,” he says.

Okay, well massages are cool too, I guess. I’d take it.

 

Upon arriving in Bora Bora, Eddie and Tamra are super excited.

“I have something for you.” Eddie walks towards Tamra with his hand behind his back and presents a black box.

The black box is unwrapped and inside is…not a ring. Inside the box is a cute little coconut bra. My goodness, Eddie!

 

Gretchen calls her father to discuss Slade. She found a text on Slade’s phone from the jeweler about a ring.

First of all, this is a weird conversation to have with your father. Definitely so, because you searched your boyfriend’s cell phone.

All in all, Gretchen just wants to find out from somebody–anybody, I guess–if Slade plans on proposing to her.

She isn’t ready for Slade to propose because she doesn’t want to tell him ‘no’ straight out to his face. Understandable.

 

A table on the beach awaits Tamra and Eddie. Is he going to propose now at dinner? Tamra’s preparing herself and smiling all the while just in case.

It would be so romantic if the ring were in the wine. Or even the food. Or hidden on the table somewhere.

Eddie talks about moving forward and that includes moving in together as one whole family. There’s no mention of a ring or even marriage in his equation.

Tamra’s like, I’d prefer a ring before moving to that next step. Which is a huge step.

“I wasn’t raised traditionally. Chuck that out the window, baby.” Eddie sips his wine and his mood is still unchanged.

Tamra on the other hand is a little disappointed and wants to go back to their room.

 

Vicki takes Brooks to the dentist. Alexis presses on hosting segments for the news and whatnot.

Gretchen directly asks Slade is he was planning on proposing to her. As soon as he says ‘yes’, Gretchen unleashes the wrath.

Why would he ask her to marry him now? Doesn’t he know how her past relationship has affected her now?

“Your name isn’t on my company. I could break up with you tomorrow and you would have nothing. Nothing!” Just in case Slade didn’t already know this, Gretchen makes it crystal clear for him and us all.

“I just want to let you know that you mean more to me than a girlfriend,” Slade says.

Gretchen would like to marry Slade and is at a point in her life where she’d like to have babies. She’s not doing any of that until the finances are cleared up.

 

Tamra is going to enjoy the rest of the Bora Bora trip with no kind of expectations. If Eddie proposes, then awesome. Even if he doesn’t on their romantic trip where it’d be perfect, he will somewhere in the future. Le sigh.

Eddie and Tamra try opening some clams. Tamra’s having a really difficult time opening hers for some reason. Eddie takes it and tells her sometimes she just needs her hands for things.

Hmmmm.

As soon as the shell is popped, a beautiful engagement rings glistens in the sunlight. Oh. My. God. I’m floored just as much as Tamra. She’s got the ring!

 

On the next episode: The ‘Wives gather for a decadent (and drama-filled) party at Heather’s home. Former Real Housewife, Jeana, makes an appearance. Tamra tells the ladies her exciting news. Where’s Vicki? Sara, the crazy friend who caused unnecessary drama at bowling night, is back and rips the bow off Heather’s cake.

 

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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Life and Times of George Herbert Walker Bush

Tonight, HBO offers a look into the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, aka Senior, in his own words, as he celebrates his 88th birthday. Check in with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. Howie Mandel is the guest cohost, and Sofia Vergara, Christina Applegate, and L.A. Reid are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. 2012 U.S. Open Golf Championship. First Round from the Olympic Club in San Francisco. 4:00 PM CT ESPN

3. Jimmy Kimmel Live. Special pre-basketball game episode, with Joel McHale as guest. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. Breaking Pointe. It’s an emotional scene when Adam makes a decision over who will get lead roles, Allison has a hard time as choreographer Elena Kunikova works with the dancers, Beckanne handles the fellow dancers’ resentment and jealousy, and the dancers leave on a road trip. 7:00 PM CT CW

5. Take Me Out. The w omen keep searching. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. It’s Me or the Dog. An untrained dog becomes an unwanted pet because of a family’s lack of supervision. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

7. Saving Hope. While dealing with Charlie’s ex’s arrival, Alex treat a boy showing mysterious symptoms, and Joel and Maggie have a patient who uses religious beliefs to refuse treatment. 8:00 PM CT NBC

8. 2012 NBA Finals. Game 2 Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder. 8:00 PM CT ABC

9. The Choice. Celebrities searching for love include Joe Jonas, Seth Wescott, Mike CAtherwood, and Parker Young. 8:00 PM CT Fox

10. Burn Notice. Season premiere. Michael races agains the clock as he searches through Miami for Anson, and Fiona is hold and interrogated by an old enemy. 8:00 PM CT USA

11. The First 48. A Miami man who is unarmed gets shot in the back, three friends leave a Cleveland party, but one of them turns up dead. 8:00 PM CT A&E

12. Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding. Season finale. Kim is greeted by her guests and unwelcome paparazzi on her wedding day. She refuses to let the drama get to her and remains positive, despite a threat from her mother to burn the house down when she was denied access to the indoor bathroom… 8:30 PM CT Bravo

13. On the Fly. In the first half hour, a supervisor determines whether a passenger is fit to fly, and a passenger having a cardiac arrest in the ticket line gets CPR from a supervisor. In the second half hour, a dad goes missing, a passenger refuses to take off an offensive sticker, and a woman tries reconnecting with her high school sweetheart 8:00 PM CT TLC

14. Swamp People. Growing up on the bayou, you learn from an early age how to survive off the land. Whether it’s knowing what berries are edible or which branches to use for binding, Troy Landry has seen and done it all. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

15. L.A. Hair. The drama between Kim and Angela continues to reach new levels when Angela returns to the salon bragging openly about styling one of Kim’s most important celebrity clients – Grammy®-award winning rap artist Eve. Since Angela is clearly in breach of contract, Kim tells her to lawyer-up! 8:00 PM CT WE

16. 41. The first documentary to tell George Herbert Walker Bush’s story in his own words is a rare, intimate glimpse at the life and times of the 41st president of the United States. Featuring unprecedented access to Bush as he reflects on the highs and lows of his life from his beloved summer home in Kennebunkport and presidential library in Texas, commemorating the president’s 88th birthday. 8:00 PM CT HBO

17. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Segments include Candice Bergen discussing being on Broadway after her stroke, a mother who wants to change bone marrow donation laws to save her daughters, and the Miami real estate market booming, thanks to Brazilian buyers. 9:00 PM CT NBC

18. Men at Work. Milo stays at Tyler’s place while his apartment is being worked on, and the guys see Amy with another guy and jump to conclusions 9:00 PM CT TBS

19. Suits Season premiere. Harvey trusts Mike to close an important lawsuit and needs to comes to a decision regarding guarding Mike’s secret. 9:00 PM CT USA

20. Cajun Justice. In the first half hour, a deputy responds to a call concerning robberies of above-ground crypts, and two more deputies investigate a strange disturbance. In the second half hour, a detective follows thieves ransacking empty camps n the bayou, and a woman thinks her horses’ manes and tails were braided by a mischievous spirit. 9:00 PM CT A&E

21. Kathy. Kathy Griffin is joined by TV personality and style expert, Robert Verdi. Then, Lance Bass stops by again, but this time with fellow former boy band member AJ McLean. Could this be a ‘boy band’ showdown? 9:00 PM CT Bravo

22. Tattoo School. In the first half hour, Dr. Bill instructs an employee of a store, an ex masseuse and young dad, and a student who has to leave Tattoo School, despite her dreams. In the second half hour, Dr. Bill teaches a 19-year-old who is unemployed, a former stripper and a local with big dreams 9:00 PM CT TLC

23. Mountain Men. The Mountain Men reveal what it takes to live off the land. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

24. Conan. Adam Sandler and T.J. Miller are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

25. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Penélope Cruz, Rick Harrison, and We Are Augustines. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

Real Housewives of New York City – Ep. 2 “Say What You Mean, Just Don’t Say It Mean”

Shopping, renovating, blackmailing, and GLAAD.

Heather and her husband join Aviva and her husband for dinner.

Amongst talk of the Hamptons and converting to Judaism, Aviva’s ex-husband slips into topic.

And it’s confirmed that he was intimately involved with LuAnn and Sonja once upon a time.

Ewww. That is indeed some love fest.

The public park setting is wonderful this time of day in New York City.Kids are playing and the mood is light.

 

This pleasant scene is about to be interrupted by LuAnn and Ramona who walk along from opposite directions and meet at a bench.

Though the greeting is mature and cordial, you know this conversation will be anything but.

LuAnn immediately confronts Ramona about bashing her parenting skills and running away at Sonja’s party.

Ramona explains she didn’t want to discuss their beef at Sonja’s party because it wasn’t the time or place. Don’t get that confused with running off like a coward from the situation.

LuAnne claims Ramona has been blackmailing her. Blackmailing her for what, I’m not clear on. But Ramona is taking stabs at LuAnn by using her kids. Or so LuAnn says.

Clearly there’s some miscommunication there or denial and lies on somebody’s end.

In the end, they both agree to just disagree and not say anything attacking the other. LuAnn leaves feeling like she made a deal with the devil.

Carole and Aviva head downtown for shopping and chatting while further uptown and we learn Carole is in an open relationship with a musician who tours with Aerosmith.

Ramona comes up quite a bit in conversation. The new housewives, Carole, Aviva, and definitely Heather are a bit weary of her.

Carole seems like she would rather steer clear of drama. She’s such a Kool Kat. Kids, “blackmailing,” complicated relationships, and all that nonsense goes over her head.

 

We get a look into Heather and Aviva’s domestic lives. Aviva’s kids are surprisingly calm and have dinner etiquette as they have meal at the table at home.Heather’s kids are well…kids. Who need silverware, even if you’re at a restaurant .

The back and forth between the women’s families is a sight, hilarious even.

Is this woman hip or what? She’s certainly secure and comfortable in who she is and what she wants.

Sonja is renovating her home, but she’s distracted by the guy, Rich, hired to check out her draining and pipes—in the house. Sonja may have to temporarily move to a hotel.

Later she’s set to present at the GLADD Awards and misses her cue because she was left in the green room. Don’t worry she does come out—though a little late—and makes up for it with her Sonja charm.

 

On the next episode: Carole hosts a raucous downtown brunch, while Heather invites some of the ladies on an across the pond jaunt.

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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – NBA Finals, Heat vs. Thunder

I’ll admit it. I’m still a little sore that the Bulls didn’t make it any further in the playoffs. Who would have seen that coming, for them to be eliminated that early? I have to hand it to the 76ers, though. They nearly beat the Celtics, too. They just have pluck, despite being lowest seed in the playoffs. Regardless, none of those teams are in the finals. It’s Heat vs. Thunder, with Miami winning the regular season game. Will they take the series and the title? Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. The guest cohost is Jerry O’Connell, and Ben Stiller, Michael Ealy, and Raven-Symoné are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Made of Honor. aka, Doctor McDreamy gets married to his best friend. 11:00 AM CT FX

3. 50 First Dates. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore fall in love again … and again … and again … thanks to her amnesia. 12:45 PM CT HBO

4. Jimmy Kimmel Live. Special pre-basketball game episode, with David Spade as guest. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. The Catalina. Eyal and the staff work on a float to be entered in a local Gay Pride parade, and Stephanie becomes involved with one of the guests. 7:00 PM CT CW

6. Pretty Little Liars. The girls are set on edge by a new message from “A,” and Emily has a hard time trying to refocus on school when she remembers info from the night in question. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

7. Giuliana & Bill Marriage Rules. The Rancics share advice for a successful marriage. 7:00 PM CT Style

8. America’s Got Talent. The auditions continue in Tampa Bay, FL. 8:00 PM CT NBC

9. 2012 NBA Finals. Game 1. Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder. 8:00 PM CT ABC

10. MasterChef. The chefs are tasked with creating a dish that makes use of duck and bananas, and are asked by the judges to cook with unusual ingredients. 8:00 PM CT Fox

11. Rizzoli & Isles. Jane and Maura’s relationship sees tension as they investigate the death of college student, and Frankie Sr.’s news upsets Angela . 8:00 PM CT TNT

12. American Ninja Warrior. The top 30 of the Northwest qualifying round try to advance to the national finals. 8:00 PM CT G4

13. Fact or Faked. A mysterious bolt of energy in a graveyard and a truck stop apparition are the team’s next targets. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

14. Hardcore Pawn. Les finds broken merchandise, the the next person who gets out of line ends up getting fired. 8:00 PM CT truTV

15. Barter Kings. Series premiere. In the first half hour, Steve tries to get speedboat by starting off with Elvis memorabilia, Antonio starts with a used laptop with the hopes of ending with a pickup. In the second half hour, Antonio wants to end with a horse for his daughter’s birthday, and Steve tries to trade up to a custom golf cart. 8:00 PM CT A&E

16. Jane by Design. Donovan Decker gets a famous movie star as the celebrity face, giving Jane and the others a taste of the limelight, and Billy has a hard time with his new reputation. 8:00 PM CT ABC Family

17. The Real Housewives of Orange County. Gretchen uncovers Slade’s proposal plans, and a confrontation ensues. Tamara also suspects Edie may propose on his surprise trip to Tahiti. Although Vicky doesn’t sense a proposal, she does take the next step in her relationship with Brooks by getting his teeth fixed. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

18. What Not to Wear. Kathy’s clothing choices don’t show the sunny person that she is. 8:00 PM CT TLC

19. Mysteries at the Museum. Wildman visits Bright’s Pioneer Exhibit in Le Grand, California, the Texas City Museum in Texas City, Texas, and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

20. Dance Moms. Right before her daughters go onstage, Kelly makes a radical decision, Maddie has a difficult time with confidence, and Holly needs to create elaborate costumes for a group number. 7:00 PM CT Lifetime

21. 48 Hours Mystery. Stolen lingerie, sexual assault, and murder feature in a military commander’s secret life. 8:00 PM CT CBS

22. Love in the Wild. The revised couples work their way through the Dominican jungle and go cliff diving, and a twist forces them to reconsider their connections. 8:00 PM CT NBC

23. Franklin & Bash. Jared and Peter represent a crimefighter wannabe, Peter’s mom brings news, and Pindar looks for Carmen’s help to battle his phobias. 9:00 PM CT TNT

24. Hollywood Treasure. Joe makes a high-stakes bet for the right to consign the legendary bench from Forrest Gump. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

25. Storage Wars. In the first half hour, the bidders head to Oxnard, CA, Dave looks for gold, and instead finds bronze, Jarrod gets a cold, and Darrell and Brandon disagree. In the second half hour, the bidders head to Hawaiian Gardens, CA, Barry brings and inside man with, and Jarrod fills the store with purchases. 9:00 PM CT A&E

26. Pregnant in Heels. A babymoon, better known a vacation for expecting couples, is prescribed by Rosie. Rosie also goes to the extreme with one of her clients by suggesting a husband muzzle his wife so she is forced to listen to him. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. The Glee Project. “Deance-ability.” 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

28. Kendra on Top. In the first half hour, Kendra wants to take her Love Candy line to the next level by adding her very own sex toy. Hank who is trying to get his hosting and acting career up and running, auditions for the role of an MTV VJ in an independent film – but thinks he blew it. In the second half hour, after many months of renovating, Kendra is eager to show off her newly decorated home. She decides that a backyard dinner party is the perfect opportunity to invite family, friends and one very special guest…her good friend, Hugh Hefner! 9:00 PM CT WE

29. Teen Mom. Maci puts Bentley in daycare, Amber gets ready for rehab, Catelynn and Tyler celebrate Carly’s birthday, and Farra reconsiders her decision to leave Sophia behind. 9:00 PM CT MTV

30. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Patrick Duffy, Linda Grey, Larry Hagman, Meghan McCain, and Meiko. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

Real Housewives of New Jersey, Ep 7: “True Love, True Lies”

Big hats, bowties, magazine covers, and a gay wedding.

It’s the day of Jamie’s wedding. The Lauritas and Manzos are preparing their wardrobe for the event.

Chris Laurita, Jacqueline’s husband, shows her the latest issue of a yet another magazine Teresa graces the cover of. She bashes Caroline, Melissa, and even sweetest-person-in-the-world Kathy.

Greg, Christopher and Albie Manzo’s roommate/friend, needs toothpaste. While waiting in line to purchase some, he stumbles upon the In Touch magazine with Teresa on the cover. He has to bring it to Caroline’s attention.

If that friendship was kaput in the season premiere, it’s past toast now. Caroline takes the high road and tries to bite her tongue. It has to be bleeding by now. She doesn’t want this drama with Teresa to ruin her brother’s wedding day.

What’s comical about the magazine cover is that Teresa and her girls are posing with a dog. Teresa is terrified of dogs, as the last episode suggested. A dog ran across the yard and Teresa hauled ass the other way, verbalizing her fears.

Jacqueline inquires about Teresa’s magazine cover and what all she said. Teresa plays the blame game and rebuffs any responsibility for what makes the cover and what the magazine includes in the interview.

Down at the Jersey Shore, Melissa, Kathy, Joe Gorga, and Richie discover In Touch magazine. They’re bothered by the quotes, but more annoyed by it than anything.

Everybody’s like “I’m over it. Whatever she needs to do to get money and get exposure.” That’s kinda sad, when your family and friends feel that way about you.

Teresa would probably deny that though.

Back on the bus again, the same bus Joe Guidice made the crude joke about Greg, Teresa and Joe are trying to make nice with everyone.

They’re not buying it. Not for real.

Teresa compliments Caroline’s dress and tries to spark up some conversation. Carolina keeps her answers short and crips, with no kind of friendly expressions.

Gosh, take the hint, Teresa. Caroline’s trying to bite her tongue instead of biting your head off. The talking is making that very difficult, if not tortuous.

Chris Laurita is planning some sort of big trip and everyone is invited.

That isn’t the wisest plan since there’s so much tension between Caroline and Teresa, and Teresa and the Manzo, and Teresa and…everybody. Dang.

Bowties, champagne, ducks, dogs, and big hats equal a good day. Okay well, Jamie’s big wedding day. Hats are mandatory for the women and I guess the men can wear shorts and slacks with some plaid.

Meaningful words are exchanged, tears are shed, and kisses are shared. Caroline makes her speech and now I need my box of Kleenex.

I miss Dina right about now. It so would have been a great occasion for her to make a guest appearance on the show.

Teresa has yet to respond to Joe Gorga’s texts. Joe texts Teresa from the shore for what seems like probably the last time.

Joe Gorga is definitely being the bigger man in this situation, and he does quite impression of Juicy Joe (Joe Guidice). He stills loves his sister and brother-in-law.

The night ends with everyone releasing wish balloons into the air. Let us hope some kind of peace is found among certain siblings and in-laws, and friends.

On the next episode: Teresa gets into it with Caroline and Jacqueline. Teresa and Joe Guidice meet with their lawyers and jail time is possible for one if not both of them.

 

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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Tony Awards with Neil Patrick Harris

Last Sunday it was the MTV Awards; this Sunday it’s the Tony Awards. Quite a difference. This week the host is Neil Patrick Harris in a return gig. Something about his hosting just seems to work well. Little Doogie Howser grew up! Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. 2012 French Open Tennis. Men’s Final from Paris. Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal. 8:00 AM CT NBC

2. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Pocono 400 from Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. 12:00 PM CT TNT

3. MLB Baseball. New York Mets at New York Yankees. 12:00 PM CT TBS

4. Formula One Racing. Canadian Grand Prix from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. 1:00 PM CT Fox

5. PGA Tour Golf. Final Round of FedEx St. Jude Classic from Tournament Players Club at Southwind in Memphis, TN 2:00 PM CT CBS

6. Gymnastics. 2012 Visa Championships. 12:00 PM CT NBC

7. Finding Nemo. Whoever though fish could be this lovable? A father loses his son and searches the ocean for him with the help of a very wordy, forgetful fish. Voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres. 4:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. 60 Minutes. A look at Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, exotic game being bred by U.S. ranchers for hunting, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. 6:00 PM CT CBS

9. Dateline NBC. New witnesses come forward thirty years after the murder of a high school valedictorian. 6:00 PM CT NBC

10. Sand Masters. Rusty Croft and the artists create a huge sand sculpture for the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas to honor the 30th anniversary of the legendary monster truck, Grave Digger, and its creator, Dennis Anderson. Their clients urge the sculptors to build something awesome that pokes fun at their father’s lengthy career of destruction and success. After a thrashing ride in a monster truck, the artists design an incredible masterpiece featuring the Grim Reaper, a grave digger and a tombstone-topped bloody birthday cake! 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. The 66th Annual Tony Awards. Neil Patrick hosts the ceremony honoring the best of Broadway. 7:00 PM CT CBS

12. Secret Millionaire. The founders of Anytime Fitness travel to Oklahoma City to look for deserving people to share their fortune with. 7:00 PM CT ABC

13. Little People Big World: Amy’s 50th Birthday. Matt and Amy take a road trip to California. 7:00 PM CT TLC

14. Jerseylicous. Christy and Olivia become partners, CAthy and Jon team together for Alexa’s engagement party, and Fashion gives weaving lessons. 7:00 PM CT Style

15. Mob Wives Chicago. Nora heads back to Chicago to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding her dad’s burial, and Renee struggles with trust. 7:00 PM CT VH1

16. MLB Baseball. Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

17. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. A heavy woman wants to lose her excess weight in order to start a family. 8:00 PM CT ABC

18. American Ninja Warrior. Northwest qualifying round. 8:00 PM CT G4

19. The Glades. a dead body in a mermaid costume washes up on shore, as Jim investigates links to a hip hop mogul. Jim believes Atlanta is Callie’s best job prospect. 8:00 PM CT A&E

20. Oprah’s Next Chapter Oprah interviews Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris and 50 Cent. 8:00 PM CT OWN

21. Sister Wives. In the first half hour, Kody and his brothers go to Vegas and ride on motorcycles, hang out at a biker bar, and shoot guns. In the second half hour, Logan, Mariah, Madison, and Hunter go back to Utah to visit with family and friends. 8:00 PM CT TLC

22. Ice Road Truckers. A mash-up of some of Hugh Rowland’s funniest moments from Ice Road Truckers. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

23. Drop Dead Diva. Jay and Gray work together on a case involving a teenage video game genius, Kim represents her dad in an eviction case, the new investor for the firm gets involved in Jane’s personal life, and Stacy and Nikki start a business together. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

24. Snapped. A mom kills an intruder to her home, but police suspect it could be murder 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

25. Bridezillas: Where are They Now Special. Revisit some of your favorite moments as WE tv follows up to see who’s still married, whose marriages imploded and who made a baby the night of their wedding. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

26. Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne. Adrienne is unsure of her priorities after her sister has a baby, and Julissa introduces her new love interest at a housewarming. 8:00 PM CT Style

27. The Killing. Sarah and Holder have the killer within reach while the Richmond campaign prepares for Election Day. Meanwhile, the Larsen family attempts to regain a sense of normalcy. 8:00 PM CT AMC

28. True Blood. Season premiere. Sookie and Lafayette takes care of a mess, Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority, Alcide’s werewolf pack chases after Sam, Jessica enjoys her freedom, Steve Newlin visits Jason, and Sookie gets a warning from Alcide. 8:00 PM CT HBO

29. Nurse Jackie. Grace refuses to go to school, Jackie takes over control of the E.R., and Cruz has a pulmonary episode. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

30. The Big C. Cathy does scuba dive training, Paul has to stay in control for a speaking engagement, and Sean decides to take a break from the dating scene. 8:30 PM CT Showtime

31. Storage Hunters. When someone’s possessions are seized for lack of payment, the items will get auctioned off to the highest bidder. But for the folks putting up their money to buy the stuff, it’s always a gamble. A winning bid can result in items worth thousands of dollars or a collection of worthless junk. When there’s big money on the line, it’s every buyer for himself or herself. 9:00 PM CT truTV

32. Longmire. Longmire and team investigate an exotic dancer’s death, and find she may be of Amish heritage, and Cady’s new relationship is the source of controversy. 9:00 PM CT A&E

33. Our America with Lisa Ling Season Premiere. Litter girls in the beauty pageant circuit. 9:00 PM CT OWN

34. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Caroline’s brother Jamie’s wedding ceremony arrives. Joe points out mid-ceremony that Teresa’s tits are hanging out. Caroline has two words for the classy couple, shut up. Teresa also (continues) to vent to Jacqueline about how she’s refusing “physical” therapy with her brother, Joe. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

35. My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. Annie marries her first cousin, and Ana breaks every rule in the first gay Gypsy wedding. 9:00 PM CT TLC

36. The Client List. Riley ad Dr. Mark go on a date at a country club, Dee Ann becomes involved with a client, and Linette and Lacey deal with the first day of Taylor being in charge. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

37. Bridezillas. Season premiere. Bride Marlene is never satisfied with her fiancé’s efforts to help her plan the wedding and isn’t afraid to scream or throw things to make her point. Also, she doesn’t think too highly of her sister Meldy’s fashion sense, so she forces her to go dress shopping at a store that will ensure all of Meldy’s body parts are contained on her special day. Meanwhile, Bridezilla Shederyl controls her bridesmaids’ dietary habits, while she herself indulges with chicken fried steak, making it a little bit difficult to fit into her dress. When she threatens to kick people out of the wedding, one bridesmaid decides she just might not show up on the day of the wedding. 9:00 PM CT WE

38 . Mad Men. Season finale. opportunity is in the air for everyone and Pete meets a stranger on the train. 9:00 PM CT AMC

39. VEEP. Season finale. Selina goes to Ohio in support of a candidate for governor, Dan continues to be haunted by the Clean Jobs Bill, and Selina tears up in a meeting. 9:00 PM CT HBO

40. The Borgias. Alexander gets ready to end his fast with a celebration, Della Rovere’s assassin becomes the taster for the Pope, Lucrezia’s lover proposes, and Cesare comes to a decision. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

41. Girls. Hannah begins working at Grumpy Café, Marnie has trouble supporting Hannah, Jessa’s former boss confronts her, and Shoshanna goes out on a date. 9:30 PM CT HBO

 

Total Blackout, May 30 – Don’t Panic; It’s Only Eels!

Total Blackout brings four players together to compete for five thousand dollars, but the catch is they must compete in total darkness. This sounds easy, but the screaming gets louder each week to prove that it is not easy at all. Poor Jaleel White’s eardrums!

Let’s meet tonight’s players who will compete in the darkness. Blaiz, 18, of Cove, OR, is a student. She will either “go for it or say nooo!” Let’s hope she goes for it! Next is Shereese, 36, of Portsmouth, VA, also a student, and her strategy is plain and simple, “Just go for it.” Chuck, 32, of Van Nuys, CA, is an Audio Tech. He can handle little bugs, but “once they start to crunch, he has to call his brother.” Maybe his brother should have been on the show instead of him. Julian, 28, of Oklahoma City, OK, is currently unemployed but he is not a quitter. His dad better not see him cry on television.

The first challenge looks like a conundrum, and it is all about timing. The players must jump over an electronic stick that will be swinging in complete darkness. Oh boy, why do they do this? Julian is first and is not crying yet. Chuck looks kind of like a zombie reaching out to bite someone. Shereese and Blaiz seem more quiet and relaxed, and Shereese is worried about jumping. Just jump Shereese.

Shereese made an attempt, but still got hit in the shins with a stick, while Chuck jumped over the stick on his first attempt. Julian and Blaiz are counting too slowly and keep missing the stick. Just count fast and jump like hell. Julian finally jumps at the right time. Poor Shereese must recover after missing ten times. They jump again, but this time into the black hole. It ends up being Shereese who jumps into the black hole.

Blaiz, Julian and Chuck are left to battle it out in the dark and play in some water. They must identify three items while taking a terrifying swim, which no one wants to do because there is usually a giant octopus or a shark involved on Syfy, but on Total Blackout, it is a little safer. Out of everyone right now, Blaiz looks calm, while Julian is worried because he doesn’t want anything in his ears or eyes and doesn’t want anything that is alive. Well, that leaves out all of Syfy’s options besides the water.

The first item they pour in is crawfish and Julian freaks out. He thinks it’s some kind of “multi-legged insect.” Blaiz lets out the first shriek and shouts “Fish!” No, it is not fish, but Chuck gets a little closer as is actually trying to pick the crawfish up. Julian is losing his shoe and panicking. Never panic in water.

Blaiz finally guesses that there are indeed crawfish in the water with her. The next item they throw in with the players are eels, yes little eels. Julian is having a full-on panic attack as he is touching his shoe and freaking out. He is trying to calm himself down, but it is not working. Just take a deep breath. Chuck thinks there are leeches in the water, and Blaiz guesses correctly that she is in the water with eels.

The last item they pour in are doll heads. Julian leaps out of the tub of water and is scared to death, and Blaiz is screaming and grossed out. It’s only doll heads. Well, okay, that is weird to throw into a tub of water. Chuck guesses doll heads right away. Julian closes his eyes; I feel bad for him. He finally reaches in and touches the doll heads and guesses correctly. He loses his shoe again.

Before the next round, someone needs to get Julian out the tub and give him a bag to breathe in to. They line up, ready for someone to go home. It is Julian who jumps into the black hole. Poor Julian, at least he didn’t cry.

Chuck and Blaiz are moving on to the final challenge. They must use only their hands to identify four random items in complete darkness. Chuck is getting used to the darkness now and Blaiz is doing well but she is hoping that nothing gets wrapped around me.

Chuck and Blaiz try to pick up the items. Oh my Lord, Chuck picks up a tarantula. I can’t watch this. Why would you do that? You only need to touch the tarantula, yet he is picking it up. Chuck moves onto the next tank which contains the ever-so-frightening feather duster.

Blaiz is screaming again and can barely get her hand into the tank to guess that there is a feather duster in the tank, but she finally does guess right. Chuck thinks the items are moving up the scary chart now. I think that happened when he stuck his hand in a fish tank to pick up a tarantula.

The third tank has a lizard, but Blaiz guesses it is a starfish. Since when are starfish and lizards shaped the same? The fourth tank contains a hand, a human hand, and both players freak out equally, but Chuck a little more than Blaiz as she guesses right away. Chuck thinks the human hand is a frog at first! He finally guesses correctly, and they are pretty even now as time is up!

Jaleel got a kick out of Blaiz petting the tarantula like it was a mouse, It is time to find out who is going home with five thousand dollars. I have a feeling it will be Chuck, but we shall see when they jump into the black hole. Jaleel prepares them and while Chuck and Blaiz both jump, the winner of Total Blackout is indeed Chuck.

May your nightmares inspire you. Don’t leave home without a flashlight folks! Don’t miss a single recap of this show or others. Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

Q&A with John Zaffis of Syfy’s Haunted Collector

The Syfy series Haunted Collector has returned for a second season with all new haunted items. John Zaffis and his family are on a mission to find out if spirits really do live and exist in objects such as a family portrait or that nice collectible that was given to you from a family member. 

The Zaffis family are renowned paranormal investigators, tracking down haunted items like paintings, guns, jewelry and dolls. Once identified, these obscure items are collected and stored in the family’s museum, helping John’s clients bring normalcy back to their lives.

John’s team includes Jason Gates (Investigator), his son Chris Zaffis (Investigator), his daughter, Aimee Zaffis (Investigator), Brian Cano (Tech Specialist), Jesslyn Brown (Investigator), and Beth Ezzo (Investigator and team psychic.)

John Zaffis took part in a Q&A to discuss the series and what viewers can expect. Zaffis got started in the paranormal business when he was sixteen years old. He “had an experience in the middle of the week on a Wednesday evening. At the foot of the bed there was a six foot figure that appeared. It was transparent and shaking its head back and forth.” He had tried to explain the experience to his mom, but she was did not want to hear it because she was petrified of the paranormal world.

There was no internet for John to begin his research, so he did it the old-fashioned way; he met with people and read all the books he could find. He learned and worked with his Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Ed Warren, and believes he couldn’t have gotten the education he received from them out of a book. “I was exposed to different things, and I started digging deeper, and I realized there are thousands of people with paranormal experiences.” The scientific prospect and working with people was intriguing to him.

The biggest factor for this show is how to determine if an item is haunted. John said, “What we normally find is high readings, EMF off of particular items, and we’ll focus in on the item to see if it could be causing a disturbance. There are times when items will pick up electronic voice phenomena, and in this season, we are doing a lot of experiments to try and prove that it is a particular item triggering activity within a room.”

After thoroughly investigating the items in order to give the families peace of mind, John stores the items in a barn on his property. John has collected items over the past thirty eight years and is hoping viewers will get to see more of the barn and the rare haunted collectibles.

You can’t have a paranormal show without awesome equipment, so John added a few new things for season two, including a helicopter that acts as a surveillance system. The team is also very cautious as they take on cases. John is very guarded and careful, because he believes “there are times when the spirits and energies can trick you.” He proceeds with caution no matter where he is going or what the case may be.

Items that are most often haunted may come from tragedies or a spirit that is looking to hold on to something. John finds that items such as toys, dolls and items that may come off of ships are prone to holding on to energy. It does not always have to be the same type of item. There are no restrictions in the spirit world, and John has seen everything from a button that came from a grave site to pieces of furniture.

People are also haunted personally by items. There may be certain family members, and even pets, that an item will attach itself to. The families may think they are going crazy when it happens to one person, but then the item will begin to affect the entire family. John finds children and pets are the ones who tend to notice the occurrences more frequently.

The museum John has on his property is not considered a dangerous place despite all of the haunted items. John manages to contain it; he is guarded and very cautious with the items. He has a lot of spiritual friends who he relies on for help, including Native Americans, shamans, priests and ministers. He asks for help when they visit. He likes to try and break free some of the energy associated with the items.

John’s overall goal is to “bring peace to the families” and calm down the paranormal activity in a home. He is also aware of the skeptics and keeps an open mind, but uses a lot of scientific methods to approach the paranormal activity and strives for the best results with help from his family. John will keep going and knows that energy has the ability to attach to anything that could be from the past or the present.

It takes an emotional toll on the families and pets. In order for people to be comfortable and at ease, once they discover where the problem is coming from, John and his family just want to give the families peace of mind so that the spirits are able to rest or go off in their own realm, unless they prefer to stay in John’s museum.

John’s role models are Ed and Lorraine Warren, his uncle and aunt. He also looks to the elderly as inspiration; “they have a lot of knowledge and information for the next generation to understand.” He likes to look at every perspective, and he and his family work hard and keep going.

Make sure to watch season two of Haunted Collector on the Syfy channel, Wednesdays, at 9/8c. Don’t miss a single recap of this show or others. Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Jersey Shore Shark Attack

Jaws hits the Jersey shore during 4th of July weekend. Now that’s what I call a situation. Watch Jersey Shore Shark Attack tonight on Syfy.

1. Gymnastics. 2012 Visa Championships. 12:00 PM CT NBC

2. Pretty in Pink. Jon Cryer steals the show here as Molly Ringwald’s best friend, Ducky, who has great taste in music. 12:00 PM CT Fox

3. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. 5-Hour Energy 200 from Dover International Speedway, in Dover, DE. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

4. PGA Tour Golf. Third round of FedEx St. Jude Classic from Tournament Players Club at Southwind in Memphis, TN. 2:00 PM CT CBS

5. I, Robot. Pretty good sci-fi flick, if you’re into that type of thing, starring Will Smith. He plays one of his typical roles, a homicide detective following a murderous robot. 2:00 PM CT CBS

6. 24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley. A marathon of all four installments of HBO’s 24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley as a lead-in to the Pay-Per-View event of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley welterweight title fight. 3:00 PM CT truTV

7. 144th Belmont Stakes. Live from Belmont Park in Belmont, NY. 3:30 PM CT NBC

8. MLB Baseball. Cleveland Indians at St. Louis Cardinals. 6:00 PM CT Fox

9. 2012 Stanley Cup Final. Game 5 from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils. 7:00 PM CT NBC

10. The Catalina. Morgan has a fashion show to organize at the restaurant, Kris and Nancy consider getting back together, and Nathan tries doing varying different tasks at the hotel. 7:00 PM CT CW

11. Hannah’s Law. A frontier town is fueled by crime and corruption until a strong-willed heroine and her friends, including legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, gunfighter Doc Holliday, and the first female, African-American mail carrier Mary Fields, aka “Stagecoach Mary,” take a stand for justice. Sara Canning, Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, Billy Zane, Greyston Holt, John Pyper-Ferguson, and Ryan Kennedy star 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

12. How to Be a Gentleman. When Andrew sees how messed up Jerry’s life is, he asks Bert to be his life coach. 7:30 PM CT CBS

13. NBA Basketball. Game 7 of Eastern Conference Finals. Boston Celtics at Miami Heat. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

14. Spike Guys Choice 2012. Celebrating the best in men’s entertainment. 8:00 PM CT Spike

15. Jersey Shore Shark Attack. Jaws hits the Jersey shore during 4th of July weekend. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Million Doll Neighborhood. The neighborhood uses tax money, spare change, and the non-use of credit cards to try and reach the first-week goal of $100,000. 8:00 PM CT OWN

17. Tanked. A pet supplies retail chain CEO is looking for a huge tank for numerous different inhabitants, and a joint business venture between KISS and Monster Mini-Golf wants a unique tank. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

18. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. A grocery story bagger finds out his conservative parents used to be porn stars. Nick Swardson stars. 8:00 PM CT Starz

19. 48 Hours Mystery. Two decades after the fact, the wife of another artist says her husband fatally beat an Austin, Texas, musician. 9:00 PM CT CBS

20. Dog the Bounty Hunter. Behind the scenes of the series with Dog, his crew, and the production crew. 9:00 PM CT A&E

21. Real Life: The Musical. The team helps a couple pull off a musical wedding as a surprise for their family. 9:00 PM CT OWN