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This Week on TV (5/24-5/30)


MONDAY (5/24)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  Season finale. “Marshall and Lily make a vow to try to have a baby if they see Barney’s doppelgänger.” Spotted: Bryan Ryan, a Stinson lookalike, playing the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  Season finale. “Charlie’s license is suspended and Jake becomes his driver.” A personal driver was a stipulation in Charlie Sheen’s new deal with CBS.
  • Law & Order (NBC, 10pm):  Series finale. “Lupo and Bernard try to locate a blogger who threatened to blow up a school, but the teachers’ union hampers the probe.” Per their contracts, the teachers will only provide assistance when they have a renewed season.

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This Week on TV (12/28-1/3)

Michelle Obama on Iron Chef America

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MONDAY (12/28)
  • Dog Whisperer (Nat. Geographic, 8pm):  “Cesar goes Down Under to help some Aussies tame their problem pooches.” Dingoes aren’t the only things babies should be worried about.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A woman who lost custody of her son because of her hoarding also risks losing her two daughters.” Well, that would help lighten her load a bit.
  • Men of a Certain Age (TNT, 10pm):  “Joe opts to dine with his bookie instead of attending a function.” He wanted to talks odds over the 2-for-1 special.

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How Does the White House Do Iron Chef?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Food & Home, Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Gossip,

Iron Chef America

One of the Food Network’s most intense cooking competitions will soon move to Washington, D.C. Address: 1600 Pennsylvania. First Lady has invited Iron Chef America to compete in the House’s kitchens, featuring ingredients from the property’s own vegetable garden.

In the episode, Mrs. Obama will take over the Chairman’s responsibility of unveiling the secret ingredient. The chefs to be featured on the episode include Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse. White House chef Cristeta Comerford will also compete. The biggest disappointment of this - and really, it’s a great idea - is the fact that Morimoto won’t be featured. Bummer.

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Food Network’s Next Big Reality Twist

Imagine how delighted seven seasons’ worth of contestants would be if Simon Cowell stepped onto the Idol stage to sing - and, subsequently, be judged. On Season 2 of Food Network’s , a hard-to-please judge will most certainly be on the set…but not to offer her critique.

Starting Sunday, Chopped‘s Amanda Freitag will be stepping out from behind the big table to stand under the harsh glare of criticism herself. Freitag is bucking to be The Next Iron Chef, the second the series has picked through reality TV competition. to win the honor; he has gone on to enjoy a 7-2-1 winning record in Kitchen Stadium.

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New ‘Iron Chef’ Joins Cooking Ranks

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Food & Home, Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Gossip,

Michael SymonIt all started with an article in the New York Post. First, they reported that and darling Mario Batali (of Molto Mario fame) was being kicked off the network, stripped of his Iron Chef rank and forced to watch as none of his shows were renewed for another season. Next, they reported that Batali would still be seen on the network from time to time, perhaps. Now, Batali has teamed with none other than Gwyneth Paltrow (how did that happen?) to host a new cooking show for American Public TV.

Batali’s departure left a hole in Food Network’s , sparking an eight-episode search for the . Sunday night, under the watchful eye of the remaining Iron Chefs (, Cat Cora and – my favorite) and the chairman, chefs John Besh and Michael Symon competed under the klieg lights of Kitchen Stadium. The mission? Make five course in 60 minutes. The secret ingredient? Swordfish.

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