Jake Pavelka: I Turned Down a Second Stint on ‘Bachelor Pad’

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The vote that led to Jake Pavelka’s Episode 3 elimination on Bachelor Pad 2 last summer was one of the closest (and most controversial) the ABC reality series had ever seen. But, Pavelka doesn’t have any desire to settle old scores.

When asked if he’d return if the show’s producers invited him back to the pad for another season, Pavelka, 34, replied, “They did and no.”

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love star said the reality show’s $250,000 prize wasn’t a motivator either. “[With] what you have to deal with, the stakes are too high,” he said at Warner Bros. TV’s 25th Celebration at The Bachelor mansion in Agoura Hills, Calif.

Pavelka competed on the second season of Bachelor Pad — which reunites all-stars from various seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to battle it out for the cash prize and possibly another shot at love — to make amends with his ex-fiancée and Bachelor pick, Vienna Girardi.

“Well, I had some spilled milk to clean up,” he admitted. “That’s what that was about.”

And even though Girardi led the charge to eliminate him, Pavelka feels he “absolutely” accomplished his goal.

“Everybody showed their true colors. I was able to walk away gracefully,” the Dallas pilot says.

Though his time on The Bachelor franchise made him famous and led to acting opportunities, including Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva and the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful, he does have at least one regret from his time on the reality series.

After eight months together – three in the public spotlight – Pavelka and Girardi agreed to do a breakup special that aired on ABC in July 2010.

Insults were hurled back and forth: Girardi calling him a “fame whore” and “liar,” Pavelka said she was addicted to the limelight, as well, and accused her of cheating on him. In the end, Girardi walked off the set crying, as Pavelka seemed cold to viewers throughout the special.

Today, he says, “The only thing that I should have done differently about that was when they told me they were doing the interview is said, ‘Get lost.’ I shouldn’t have done it.”

Now, Pavelka’s love life is currently on the upswing. He’s currently dating actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, whom he met when she hosted The Humane Society’s Hero Dog Awards last October.

Warner Bros. had no comment on Pavelka’s claim that it had asked him back for another season of Bachelor Pad.

The current season of The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8PM on ABC.

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‘Revenge’ Star Nick Wechsler Explains What Could Drive ‘Stand Up Guy’ Jack to Murder

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Nick Wechsler has called his Revenge character, Jack Porter, “the most relatable guy in the world” and the “moral compass” of the show on more than one occasion. So, it certainly didn’t surprise him when Jack took the fall for the drugs stashed on his boat that the Hamptons PD thought belonged to baby brother Declan (Connor Paolo).

Though neither guy was actually guilty, pointing fingers at the Ryan brothers would be bad for the Porters– and a dear old family friend. And Jack is too good to throw people under the bus like that.

I would [tell the truth] just because I would not go to f**king jail for someone else’s bulls**t!” Wechsler told Celebuzzat ABC’s Television Critics Association Press Tour party in Pasadena, Calif.

“But, I think he’s such a stand-up guy that he doesn’t want to take Matt Duncan away from his kids. Ultimately, it would probably all come out. If he goes to jail because he confesses or Jack outs him, then it would ruin his life.”

Jack may have the best intentions, but if he keeps putting everyone else first and sacrificing himself, at a certain point not only does he cause more damage to his family, but he may also be considered kind of a sucker. After all, right now he’s sitting in a jail cell, and just because he’s never been in trouble before doesn’t mean it will be easy to beat a drug charge .

“Basically, Jack tries to get Matt to confess,” Wechsler said, noting that the heat would shift off the Porter family and that would allow them to help Matt.

Just like when Daniel (Josh Bowman) went to jail on Season 1, Jack’s time behind bars won’t be too long —  and it won’t nearly be as brutal. His brother and his fiance both visit him, and Wechsler admitted Jack in jail “gets resolved a little quickly.” Of course, it brings its own set of problems to follow for future episodes, though.

“He gets into another kind of trouble getting out. He’s out in time for a wedding, but he’s in other trouble!” Wechsler said.

So far Jack has always been able to keep his cool head — and moral compass — but Wechsler said that action might absolutely have to be taken against the Ryans. And yes, he thought Jack was able to carry out such a task — but getting ready and being willing is what has taken some time.

“I think he puts up with [the Ryans] for a while to try to keep the peace, but I feel like if anyone messed with his family too much — like if they really pushed it, he’d hurt them. It’s all been kind of manageably awful right now. He’ll only do it if it’s the only option,” Wechsler said.

“I think if they had Declan, and they were hurting him, and they mailed him Declan’s figure or something, I think it would be, ‘I’m going to try to get him out of that situation. But if I can’t some other way, I’ll kill the guy to get him back.’”

Revenge airs Sundays at 9PM on ABC.

Do you want to see a more ruthless side to Jack or are you happy with him being the show’s “nice guy”? Let us know in the comments below!

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Adele’s Emergency Affects Nearly Everyone’s Love Life

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On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, some couples are coming together while others are falling apart and some lives are saved while others are lost.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “Things We Said Today.”

I was almost going to label the ending of this episode a “surprise,” but since I had heard that Adele (Loretta Devine) was going to die a couple months ago, I figured that would be a bit of a misnomer. I did start to wonder, though, when she made it through the surgery and all seemed to be well. For a minute there, I thought perhaps I’d gotten the wrong information and I was totally OK with it. Adele was a really sweet character and I hate losing her.

Adele’s illness did have an interesting impact on nearly everyone’s life on this episode. It delayed Miranda (Chandra Wilson) and Ben’s (Jason George) wedding and it gave some characters the time to get a little closer than they might have otherwise. Oh, who am I kidding? Of course they would have gotten close, just maybe not for another episode or two.

First of all, there was Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers). I loved the two of them trading war stories about who had the worse childhood and Jo teaching Alex to cry on cue was hilarious. I’m liking these two getting together, but I’m also glad that they didn’t immediately jump in the sack in the hotel room (at least it didn’t look like they did). It’ll be more interesting if their relationship is played out a bit longer.

The delay to the wedding also allowed Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) to take a step forward in their relationship. It was nice to see Arizona trying so hard to move forward. But when she couldn’t go as far as she wanted, I thought it was sweet that Callie didn’t get mad or lay blame but was there to take whatever steps Arizona was ready for.

 Then there was Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd). Call me crazy, but that was just about the most romantic divorce I think I’ve ever seen. Did I misunderstand it or did they basically just decide to stay together, but without the piece of paper that put them in that box Owen kept talking about? If that’s the case, then yay! I never thought I’d be happy to see them divorce, but if it means they’ll actually get back together then I’m all for it.

The one couple I was happy to see mostly unaffected by the delay to the wedding were the ones who actually ended up getting married. I really thought that either Ben or Miranda was going to decide that all the craziness meant that they weren’t going to work out and they would call it all off. The two of them exchanging vows and looking absolutely joyful was a much better way to go.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Webber practically strangling the guy from the nursing home.

Thank you, TV gods.: Callie and Arizona partaking in a good old fashioned make-out session.

Awk-ward: Shane telling gross stories at the dinner table.

Hotness: Owen standing up to an entire gang of bikers.

Fab-u-lous: The way Miranda glowed when she and Ben jumped over the broom.

Can. Not. Wait.: Owen and Cristina getting back together in whatever form they decide.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8.

So what did you think of “Things We Said Today”? Were you devastated by the loss of Adele? How do you feel about the various hook-ups, break-ups and almost hook-ups that were on this episode?

– Michelle Carlbert

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‘Nashville’ Winter Premiere Recap: Unhappily Married

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The songstresses of the South returned to our television Wednesday night with the winter premiere of ABC’s Nashville. Rayna James (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) picked up after the success of their forced but fabulous duet “Wrong Song.”

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s episode, “Be Careful of Stones That You Throw.”

Fresh off a successful concert, Juliette looked like she could possibly be headed for a happily ever after when she proposed to her NFL boyfriend Sean Butler (Tilky Jones). Why all the impulsivity? Well for starters, Juliette doesn’t have a lot of stability in her life and she is desperate to hold onto anything that makes her happy.

Then there’s the small issue that Sean won’t have sex until marriage and Juliette uses sex to numb her painful emotions. I’m not saying this with any kind of background in psych, it’s actually her favorite thing to turn to as evidenced on previous episodes. In fact that’s how she found out that Sean was saving himself for marriage in the first place. So she met his loving family, saw a challenge, and the next thing we knew we saw her romantic proposal before the credits rolled for the holiday hiatus.

Obviously their elopement wasn’t going to sit well with Sean’s religious and overprotective family. When his mother told Juliette that “you don’t just marry the man, you marry the whole family,” I couldn’t help but think who was there to warn Teddy (Eric Close) before he married into Rayna’s family?

That Lamar (Powers Boothe) is one nasty father-in-law! I’ve been waiting for the subject of little Maddie’s (Lennon Stella) paternity to come up again since the pilot episode. I was wondering if maybe that was something that the writers decided not to go with after the pilot, but then we saw they were just biding there time. Not gonna lie, I was completely floored that Teddy was aware of the fact he wasn’t the biological father. That knowledge actually makes Rayna and Teddy’s bond seem stronger than it did before — especially when they told Lamar to screw off.

I know that some may question my logic, but in my opinion the less secrets these two have from each other the stronger a chance their marriage and family has. Rayna was pissed when she threatened to take the girls on tour, but ultimately as she said she does love Teddy and she knows that keeping the girls in their normal routine is the best shot they have.

As for Maddie’s biological father? Well, we all think it’s Deacon (Charles Esten) right? I mean that has to be the obvious choice. Speaking of Deacon, who pissed in his Cheerios? That boy was in a foul mood and it couldn’t have just been because they slapped makeup and hair gel on him before a photoshoot. Is it the high pressure of being on the road with all of those guys? Does he miss Rayna? He did not seem happy to find out about her tour.

Here’s wishing he could’ve been in Nashville to give his niece Scarlett (Clare Bowen) some advice before she slept with her grimy ex Avery (Jonathan Jackson). Singing the lead with Avery’s band was one way to teach him a lesson, but honestly I really just enjoyed that scene because she finally seemed liberated. Scarlett walks around like a pushover, torn between Avery and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and never does what she wants. She finally looked happy up on that stage.

It takes a little more to have me invested in Scarlett, Avery and Gunnar’s storyline because it doesn’t quite mesh with the rest of the show, but if they keep up stuff like they did on this episode I could get really into it.

The fallout for next week should be epic. Avery knows about Scarlett’s stunt and Rayna and Juliette are finally out on the road. I at least thought Juliette would’ve done a few circles around the church or called Sean, but nope. Payback is going to be a bitch… maybe an even bigger bitch than Juliette herself!

Buzz Moments

OMG: Juliette’s limo pulling up to the tarmac and her private jet. She didn’t even call Sean or anything!

Thank You, TV gods.: Scarlett finds some balls! Loved seeing her up on stage with Avery’s old band jamming out and being happy.

Awkward: The fact that Juliette knows her mother is right about her life and marriage.

Hotness: Limo sex. Always a plus on TV.

Fabu-lous: Rayna’s line: “I only hate hangovers and sunburns. This is just business.”

Can.Not.Wait: Juliette gets served. Uh oh!

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7. Solid return. It took me the whole episode to feel invested in Scarlett’s storyline and Juliette’s plot was a tad predictable.

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‘Revenge’ Recap: An Arrest and a Return to Emily’s Little Black Book

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ABC’s Revenge returned from a winter hiatus with an episode that should have sizzled so as to suck the audience back in after so much time away.

But between elaborating on the Initiative, which is just a departure from the cunning series with two strong women at the center, and getting back to its “name of the week” element, Revenge returned much more quietly than we would have liked.

Spoilers ahead if you have not yet seen Sunday’s episode, “Power.”

“Power” put Emily (Emily VanCamp) right back in the position she was in when we first met her on the pilot episode. She was on a mission to cross off yet another name from her little black book — this time that of the judge (Geoff Pierson) who sentenced her father — and seduce Daniel (Josh Bowman) for more nefarious purposes. This time, of course, her every interaction with the eldest Grayson heir (who now walks a little cockier thanks to his position as CEO of Grayson Global) is much more weighted due to their history. And despite the fact that she’s still actually hooking up with Aiden (Barry Sloane), she still runs the risk of real emotions getting in the way of her plans. It’s just a mess!

After “vetting” the couple’s guilt over dinner, Emily showed up at the judge’s wife’s (Clare Carey) gala — ironically for a charity that helps falsely imprisoned people — and convinced said wife to help her take down her own husband. Emily was emotional and raw with the wife in a way she is not with just about anyone, and it was the perfect way to reach the woman. The wife actually stood up in front of her gathering and revealed that David Clarke was the subject of a tainted jury. If you’re worried she’ll have second thoughts in the morning, don’t be. Apparently the judge was beating her, so you know, she got her own revenge on him; it just took someone else to get her to the point where she was ready to.

When it came to Daniel, though, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) was actually a help in steering Emily back towards him, as the women had a tete-a-tete, and Victoria revealed just how much Daniel cared for Emily. Concerned about her son’s safety with the Initiative basically using him as a pawn right now, she must have figured Emily was the safer of the two “evils” because she could at least keep her eye on one, small girl. It all worked, too. Emily did what Victoria asked and “stepped in,” which had Daniel knocking on her door for a booty call of sorts. It was a nice bookend to Emily’s early-episode fight-then-makeout with Aiden (Barry Sloane). But don’t worry, Aiden was in on Emily’s plan to get Daniel back, even going so far as to stage a breakup fight with her in front of him at a restaurant.

Speaking of Aiden, he is deep in with the Initiative now, after they revealed to him that his sister is still alive. We probably shouldn’t be so sure that he’s not just being manipulated. But for now, his own emotions are making things messy, too. He and Ems may really be meant for each other!

Daniel went to Nolan (Gabriel Mann) for help after learning his father had even more secret accounts than he expected, but this action basically played right into what Emily and Nolan wanted — as Nolan now has access to Grayson Global’s system in a whole new (with permission) way!

Nolan was partially preoccupied with Marco (E.J. Bonilla), who certainly appeared to still be in love with him, giving him gifts — and wouldn’t you know it? The computer chip he gifted Nolan just “happened” to be the one that would help Nolan infiltrate Grayson Global even deeper. We’d say that was just too convenient not to be a trap, but considering Bonilla recently told Celebuzz fans might come around to Marco, it must be real, because this would certainly be a way to do it. If there’s one thing the Revenge fans all agree on, it’s that they love Nolan and want him to get everything!

In the Porter camp this week, Declan (Connor Paolo) found out the truth about what the Ryans were doing in the bar: running drugs. He wanted to go to the police, and Jack (Nick Wechsler) insured him he had “buddies” on the force that would help with that. First Jack sent Amanda (Margarita Levieva) and the baby out of harm’s way, though, but it turned out he should have sent his brother with them because when this so-called buddy found the stash (which had been moved to The Amanda) — and a gun — he arrested Declan! Of course, Jack is too good a guy to let that fly, and he probably had guilt over being the one to set up the sting anyway, so he stepped up and took the fall. Um, what??

Buzz Moments

OMG!: WHAT IS WRONG WITH JACK? Why does he keep stepping in for Declan? Sure, Declan wasn’t guilty this time, so there wasn’t any mess to actually clean up, but come on, Jack: use your head. If you go to jail, Amanda will go back to stripping, Declan will lose the family business, and baby Carl will probably be sold on the black market for v-neck tees.

Thank you, TV gods.: The Montauk PD finally showed their faces! So much goes down in the Hamptons that we just can’t believe they ignore. Even if it took a “tip,” and even if they nabbed the wrong guy, at least they showed up and earned their keep tonight.

Awk-ward: Declan and Charlotte’s (Christa B. Allen) romantic little dinner for two on the boat got busted up in the worst way when that drug-sniffing dog bounded in!

Hotness: Marco trying to lure Nolan back over to the dark side of a project he once “abandoned for a reason” makes Marco so much more interesting. And attractive. But that probably says more about us than him.

Fab-u-lous: Amanda’s seaglass necklace from Jack was shiny and blue, two of our favorite things. But his reasoning behind it (“something new from something old, something borrowed from the sea, and something blue”) was bordering on Saccharine.

Can. Not. Wait.: With Emily cozying up to Daniel again, and Aiden now out on a personal mission of his own, just what will become of their own partnership!? Paging Takeda…

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7

What did you think of Revenge’s winter return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Cast Previews Tension Amid Its Charming Family Reunion

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So Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) finally made it back to Storybrooke on the winter finale of ABC’s Once Upon A Time. But, if you thought their family could just live happily ever after, well, you haven’t been watching this show too closely!

“There’s immediately new problems. It’s not like Emma gets a break! We have a party at Granny’s and then there’s a whole set of new of problems,” Morrison laughed when Celebuzz visited the Vancouver set of Once Upon A Time last fall.

An example of one such problem? Who is in charge of Storybrooke, now that Regina (Lana Parrilla) has earned a little trust, David (Josh Dallas) awakens from his sleep curse, and Emma gets her shield back?

“As much as Regina has been a negative force, she also is central to everything initially, so now that we’ve sort of lost the mayor, who was keeping the town sort of centrally together, everyone’s looking to David because he was the Prince in the other kingdom,” Morrison continued.

“Emma [comes] back and is still Sheriff technically, but then David was Sheriff… Regina has a great line at one point where she’s like ‘I’m glad this is a family affair!’ A Sheriff family!”

Though the Charming family may be reunited physically, they have to settle in with each other for the first real time since truly meeting each other. Emma and her mother had time to bond in heightened circumstances in fairytale land, and now it’s David and Emma’s turn — as well as David and Mary Margaret’s chance to get reacquainted.

“[David’s] more laid-back and wants to find out who [Emma] is as a woman and who she is as a friend first,” Dallas said of his parenting style. “I think that’s more his kind of tactic, whereas Mary Margaret was straight in there from the beginning trying to mother her, and he’s like ‘Hold on, give her time, give her time.’ I think he’s more interested in doing that and finding a deeper friendship before any of that other stuff starts. You’ll see them forming that kind of relationship, doing a little duel Sheriff-ing and some interrogation and kind of working together in that way. They both have different ideas about how to bring justice to different people, and I think they both learn from each other, too, because they’re very similar.”

There is a minor complication of David not necessarily wanting to stay in Storybrooke at all. Sure, the women in his life explain to him that the land he remembers as a magical, beautiful place is actually not that anymore, but he feels a sense of duty to restore it.

“David wants to get back to their kingdom — the kingdom that they fought for; the kingdom that they love; the kingdom that is their home. And Mary Margaret maybe might think a bit differently. As she tells him, ‘Fairytale Land is not as you remember it,’ and the way he feels is then all the more reason to return there and make it right and make it better — make it better than it was,” Dallas said.

“They also need to reconnect, you know, reconnect as a couple and not find their love again but explore it again and get in with each other, but they never have time. There’s always something going on; something always needs to be fixed or someone needs to be saved or there are other dimensions.”

But of course, Cora (Barbara Hershey) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) making their way to Storybrooke — a story that will play out immediately upon the show’s January 2013 return — introduces new challenges of its own, maybe even for those characters who seem to know themselves the best.

“Snow has never inflicted a fatal wound on anyone — even in battle scenes [like] Snow versus the Black Night, she knocks everyone out. And so I think it’s a matter of… her feeling that she is keeping her resume clean, if that makes sense. She can’t feel self-righteous if she errs; there’s a sense of entitlement there; she has to have a perfect record,” Goodwin said.

Once Upon A Time returns Sunday at 8PM on ABC.

Do you think good will truly always defeat evil in Storybrooke? Let us know how you think the Charming family can stick together and take down their enemies in the comments below!

Danielle Turchiano

Note: Travel and accommodations were provided by ABC.

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‘Revenge’s’ E.J. Bonilla Teases Marco’s Storyline: ‘I Think Fans Will Be in My Corner’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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ABC’s Revenge is gearing up for one tumultuous love triangle for Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann) with the more permanent return of ex-business partner and boyfriend Marco (E.J. Bonilla)!

“I think that what sets Marco apart from almost anyone else on the show is his history with Nolan, is the fact that he’s known him before he was ‘Nolan Ross.’ He knew Nolan when Nolan was broke and they were together just trying to make this company happen,” Bonilla tells Celebuzz when he visited our Hollywood studio recently.

“And I think that says a lot. And when history comes to the forefront, comes to the present, it has to be deal with, doesn’t it? It has to be.”

Though Marco left Nolcorp (and Nolan’s bed) years earlier when Nolan refused to confide in him about what happened to some missing money, he has returned to the Hamptons and forced himself back into the entrepreneur’s life through a puffed up form of blackmail.

Marco learned on his own that the money went to Amanda Clarke — but he doesn’t know who the real Amanda Clarke is. In order to not make things messier than they already are, Nolan reluctantly gave Marco the job back at Nolcorp that he was asking for.

Whether or not Marco wins Nolan back over is not really the concern here — Nolan is a big boy and can take care of himself. Or, at least he can have Ems (Emily VanCamp) step in and take care of things for him. What matters most may be whether or not Marco can win over the fans, though. No one wants another Declan (Connor Paolo) situation!

“I understand that fans hate him right now, because they think he’s messing with Nolan. But, don’t hate him, because I think he’s a really sweet guy. I think he has good intentions,” Bonilla suggests.

“The tide may turn. I think fans will be in my corner soon.”

One of the ways Bonilla thinks (and hopes) this will occur is through seeing the relationship Marco and Nolan used to have.

“They were in love, I think so. And I think you just can’t help but have that sort of mess with the now, unresolved issues,” Bonilla says of the character history we’ll see come into the present day storyline.

Marco walked away from Nolan once, though, seeming to break his heart, and even Bonilla acknowledged “[cutting] the cord” between them seemingly permanently. What does that mean for the long-term of Marco and Nolan?

“Honestly, I don’t get my script until the day before we shoot,” the 24-year-old says. “So, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I may be dead already!”

Watch our interview with Bonilla above and below.

Revenge returns Sunday at 9PM on ABC.

Do you want Marco back in Nolan’s life?

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‘The Voice’s’ Adam Levine Hosting ‘SNL’; Al-Jazeera Buys Current TV

With a tour on the horizon and NBC’s The Voice returning in March, Adam Levine is taking on a new gig. He’ll be hosting late night sketch show Saturday Night Live for the very first time on Jan. 26. Before that, Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence will host the show on Jan. 19 with musical guests The Lumineers. [NBC]

Hawaii Five-0 is handing an episode over to its fans. In a move the network is calling the “first of its kind,” the show will let viewers decide who the killer is on the episode airing Jan. 14. [EW]

It’s confirmed. Arabic news and current affairs organization, Al Jazeera has bought the struggling Current TV. Former Vice President and Current founder Al Gore said in a statement that Al-Jazeera shared Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.” [AP]

Web blogger “Reality Steve” Carbone is finding himself back in court over his Bachelor spoilers. After previously suing him six months ago over allegations that he was influencing show contestants and employees into breaking their confidentiality agreements, the ABC show’s producers are suing once again. What set this round of legal wrangling on? Carbone posted spoilers from the show’s first five episodes, including a list of the women who were eliminated. [THR]

Ratings: NBC won the ratings race on Wednesday, which included a series high for Chicago Fire. The drama attracted 8.4 million viewers, which made it the most-watched show of the night. NBC also saw double-digit improvements for its reruns of Whitney, Guys With Kids and Law & Order: SVU. [EW]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how Crawley exited the award-winning show. “We were always optioned for three years,” he explained. “And when that came up it was a very difficult decision. But it felt like a good time to take stock, to take a moment. From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” he said of the decision to leave. [The Telegraph]

Bravo announced on Wednesday that it will be making some schedule shifts on Sunday nights starting Jan. 6: The Real Housewives of Atlanta will begin airing at 8 PM followed by Shahs of Sunset at 9 PM.

Also, Lisa Vanderpump’s spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, will debut as part of a two-hour The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 PM. Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion specials will air this Thursday at 9 PM with Part 2 airing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 PM. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for a new season on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Kathy Griffin returns with a new comedy special Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM. Plus, a new season of her late night talker, Kathy, returns with a special live premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 PM. [Bravo]

Fans of late Dallas legend Larry Hagman will get to see the man in a totally different role. CBS is airing a special called I Get That a Lot in which stars masquerade as normal people denying who they are when they’re recognized. Hagman played a salesman handing out barbeque sauce samples. The actor died in November. [TVGuide.com]

Just three months after leaving ABC’s General Hospital, Steve Burton has reportedly returned to the soap world on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The unconfirmed casting certainly brings up some questions about the actor’s exit from the ABC series as he was cited as saying that he no longer wanted to work in Los Angeles, then moved his family to Nashville. [TV Guide Magazine]

TV Ratings: The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but the animated and Jim Carrey versions of the Dr. Seuss tale along with NBA coverage gave ABC a boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, CBS won the night overall with repeats of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles in the ad demo attracting 8.12 million viewers. [Hitfix]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how Crawley exited the award-winning show. “We were always optioned for three years,” he explained. “And when that came up it was a very difficult decision. But it felt like a good time to take stock, to take a moment. From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” he said of the decision to leave. [The Telegraph]

Bravo announced on Wednesday that it will be making some schedule shifts on Sunday nights starting Jan. 6: The Real Housewives of Atlanta will begin airing at 8 PM followed by Shahs of Sunset at 9 PM.

Also, Lisa Vanderpump’s spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, will debut as part of a two-hour The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 PM. Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion specials will air this Thursday at 9 PM with Part 2 airing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 PM. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for a new season on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Kathy Griffin returns with a new comedy special Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM. Plus, a new season of her late night talker, Kathy, returns with a special live premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 PM. [Bravo]

Fans of late Dallas legend Larry Hagman will get to see the man in a totally different role. CBS is airing a special called I Get That a Lot in which stars masquerade as normal people denying who they are when they’re recognized. Hagman played a salesman handing out barbeque sauce samples. The actor died in November. [TVGuide.com]

Just three months after leaving ABC’s General Hospital, Steve Burton has reportedly returned to the soap world on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The unconfirmed casting certainly brings up some questions about the actor’s exit from the ABC series as he was cited as saying that he no longer wanted to work in Los Angeles, then moved his family to Nashville. [TV Guide Magazine]

TV Ratings: The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but the animated and Jim Carrey versions of the Dr. Seuss tale along with NBA coverage gave ABC a boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, CBS won the night overall with repeats of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles in the ad demo attracting 8.12 million viewers. [Hitfix]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Hunk Talks Series Exit; Bravo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘RHOA,’ ‘Shahs’

Note: Spoiler Alert. Downton Abbey fans knew that resident hunk Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, had already voiced a desire to leave the series. So much so that creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year that if he left, they wouldn’t recast the role. Well, UK viewers were still shocked to see just how Crawley exited the award-winning show. “We were always optioned for three years,” he explained. “And when that came up it was a very difficult decision. But it felt like a good time to take stock, to take a moment. From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” he said of the decision to leave. [The Telegraph]

Bravo announced on Wednesday that it will be making some schedule shifts on Sunday nights starting Jan. 6: The Real Housewives of Atlanta will begin airing at 8 PM followed by Shahs of Sunset at 9 PM.

Also, Lisa Vanderpump’s spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, will debut as part of a two-hour The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 PM. Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion specials will air this Thursday at 9 PM with Part 2 airing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 PM. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns for a new season on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Kathy Griffin returns with a new comedy special Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM. Plus, a new season of her late night talker, Kathy, returns with a special live premiere on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 PM. [Bravo]

Fans of late Dallas legend Larry Hagman will get to see the man in a totally different role. CBS is airing a special called I Get That a Lot in which stars masquerade as normal people denying who they are when they’re recognized. Hagman played a salesman handing out barbeque sauce samples. The actor died in November. [TVGuide.com]

Just three months after leaving ABC’s General Hospital, Steve Burton has reportedly returned to the soap world on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The unconfirmed casting certainly brings up some questions about the actor’s exit from the ABC series as he was cited as saying that he no longer wanted to work in Los Angeles, then moved his family to Nashville. [TV Guide Magazine]

TV Ratings: The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but the animated and Jim Carrey versions of the Dr. Seuss tale along with NBA coverage gave ABC a boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. But, CBS won the night overall with repeats of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles in the ad demo attracting 8.12 million viewers. [Hitfix]

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