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New Fox series 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry": Real Americans compete for fake prince's heart

Joe Millionaire lives!

Well, sort of. EW has confirmed that Fox will soon debut a new reality series called I Wanna Marry “Harry,” in which a dozen American ladies will compete for the heart of a man they’ve been led to believe is Prince William’s ginger-haired younger brother. In actuality, though, they’re courting Matthew Hicks, “an average English bloke” who’s been given “the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover.”

The series shares more than a little DNA with Fox’s seminal 2003 reality competition Joe Millionaire – which makes sense, since both shows were initially developed by former Fox executive Mike Darnell. (According to Deadline, Darnell brought “Harry” to the network before leaving Fox last spring.)

“Harry” is set to premiere Tuesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET, likely with a pilot that features Lorde’s “Royals” at least once. Here’s hoping the show won’t be too (faux) refined to engage in a little bit of subtitled smooching as well:

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'The Challenge': And so it begins... with an abduction? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

As the competitors on Rivals II head into what’s sure to be another grueling (possibly even life-threatening, if past seasons are any indicator) final challenge, they all have their fears. For starters, Cara Maria is understandably antsy about anything swimming, Wes thinks a relocation to Tokyo will take away the environmental training he and partner CT have done to give themselves an edge, and CT feels vulnerable at the prospect of being bested by Johnny Bananas yet again. But once the production van is stopped by masked men in the Thai jungle, all those worries are out the window… watch below.
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'Million Second Quiz': An NBC exec explains the net's Orwellian reality experiment

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When word broke last week that NBC had ordered a new reality game show featuring 24/7 competition, a possible $10 million dollar cash prize, and — oh yeah — live broadcasts for 12 consecutive days from “a gigantic hourglass shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan,” where the game’s champions will also live for the duration of the contest, the news was greeted with a collective “Huh?” The Million Second Quiz, frankly, sounded more like a ludicrous, Truman Show-inspired reality show parody than an actual event that will air on network TV this fall.

But according to Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, the show is actually “mind-blowingly simple when you really lay it out.” And perhaps more importantly, Telegdy swears that The Million Second Quiz will feel more current than the vast majority of today’s popular reality shows — nearly all of which were created before online video and social media had come into wide use. (The exception to that rule? The Voice, “which, lucky enough, is on NBC.”)

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'Kitchen Nightmares': Unsure about 'du jour' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Gordon Ramsay is best known for screaming obscenities at participants on his restaurant rehab show Kitchen Nightmares, but the celeb chef breaks the mold in an exclusive clip from Friday’s episode. Serving up an impromptu French lesson, he whispers surprisingly sweetly into the ear of a misinformed restaurant owner. Who says reality TV isn’t educational? Watch below. READ FULL STORY

VH1's 'Off Pitch' reveals the dark side of adult show choir -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Like the bastard child of Glee and Waiting for Guffman, VH1′s upcoming reality series Off Pitch follows Wisconsin’s adult show choir the Grand River Singers. These are performers for whom musical spectaculars have no less importance than life and death. The stakes of getting into GSR become clear when the public reveal of the next year’s line-up plays out with all the drama of The Hunger Games‘ reaping. There are tears, broken friendships, and sequins. Oh yes, there are sequins. Watch an EW exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY

Guess what upcoming reality show 'Top Hooker' is about

Hint: It’s airing on Animal Planet.

If you said “catch-and-release fishing,” you’re correct! According to the network, the show is “an in-your-face, full-throttle competition series that splits 10 expert fishers into two teams and pits them head-to-head in a series of wild, never-before-seen fishing challenges.” Dares will include “fishing with outlandish tools, catching fish blindfolded, [and] even netting fish with their mouths!” (Exclamation mark theirs.) Eight episodes of the competition will air this summer.

Somewhere, execs at History and A&E are kicking themselves for not thinking of this title first.

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Bloop! NeNe Leakes gives Betty White wine-tossing tips -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Considering that Betty White has nearly 70 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and The New Normal star NeNe Leakes is still establishing herself as an actress, you’d think White would be the only one doling out tips during their meeting of the minds. But Leakes, a reality TV pro who competed on The Celebrity Apprentice and currently appears on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has one up on White in the dramatic art… of throwing drinks in others’ faces.

For two new, Housewives-studded episodes of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers tomorrow night (the second features Beverly Hills‘ Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer, and Kyle Richards), Leakes pays White a visit, and hilarity ensues. Watch EW’s exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY

'Couples Therapy': Courtney Stodden teases 'vicious energy' in season 2

Since the moment actor Doug Anthony Hutchison and his 34-years-younger bride Courtney Stodden (then 16) took their marriage public, they have been a cultural lightning rod. From a Las Vegas chapel to a pumpkin patch and now VH1′s Couples Therapy, they have never shied away from a chance to put their controversial relationship on display. But will tonight’s Therapy premiere signal that the honeymoon phase is officially over? Stodden spoke with EW about her reasons for going on the show, the instant rivalry the other women felt toward her, and her husband’s “fearless effervescence.” Read on… READ FULL STORY

'The Amazing Race': Phil Keoghan teases extreme reactions, extreme abs in season 21 -- VIDEO

If you need more convincing to watch this season of The Amazing Race after learning that two of the competitors are Chippendales dancers, then I’m not the person to do it. Host Phil Keoghan may just be, though. TAR 21, kicking off this Sunday just a week after the show picked up its ninth Emmy for Outstanding Reality Series, will travel to yet more far-flung locations, including China, France’s Loire Valley, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. But it’s the competitors themselves who have Keoghan most excited for this round of racing. Below, he previews what viewers can expect. Hint: There will be shirtlessness — lest you forget — as well as Fabulous Beekman Boys and the show’s first-ever double amputee. (And that’s without mentioning the metalheads and monster truckers!) He teases, “We are picking people to be on the show who we know will react in an extreme manner sometimes.”

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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' promo: Ice, ice baby -- VIDEO

Last year, the profile of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was certainly raised by its spiraling characters — Taylor Armstrong, whose husband Russell committed suicide just before the show’s second season began, and former child star Kim Richards, who checked herself into rehab (for the second time) midway through the season. With the news of star Adrienne Maloof’s contentious divorce, season 3 seems primed to reach another fever pitch. Not that you’d know from the chilling promo for season 3.

Underscored by Alex Clare’s appropriately ominous and undulating “Whispering,” the teaser shows the ladies gliding through “sunny” Beverly Hills, transforming it into a veritable tundra with their ice-queen attitudes. “Who will care for the fallen?” beseeches Clare. If the upcoming season is half as tantalizing as this spot implies, probably a lot of people. Though the ladies would be well advised to balance out that ice with a little fire now and again. Watch below.

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George Clooney? Robert Pattinson? Ryan Lochte? Chris Harrison talks the next 'Bachelor'

Bachelor Pad is over, but host Chris Harrison won’t have a moment to rest. After 16 seasons of The Bachelor over the past 10 years, Harrison is looking to season 17. Harrison admits there are a few frontrunners from Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette (which ended July 22), but he also throws out a few higher-wattage names, has some harsh words for Olympic Bachelor wannabe Ryan Lochte, and — oh yes — even addresses the possibility of Robert Pattinson as the next Bachelor. Also, what does Harrison consider the “kiss of death” for a reality show? Read on to find out! READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor Pad': Chris Harrison talks 'disturbing' finale, plus an exclusive sneak peek

With perhaps the unlikeliest final four in Bachelor Pad history, host Chris Harrison called tonight’s finale “one of the wildest, craziest, most dramatic and devastatingly stunning shows you have ever seen.” Between unexpected romantic pairings (and triangles… and quadrangles), game-changing eliminations, and some truly ear-shattering karaoke, the path to tonight’s episode has been anything but smooth. Below, Harrison reveals why he found this season “scary” but now thinks it may be the best to date. Then, EW offers an exclusive clip showing an uncomfortable confrontation between two showmancers that sheds some light on why even a 10-year franchise vet like Harrison found Pad‘s season-ender “hard to watch.”  READ FULL STORY

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