‘Bachelor Pad’ Season Two Cast Announced; Jake and Vienna Reunited; Premieres August 8

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Hosted by Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”), “Bachelor Pad” returns Monday, August 8 at 8:00 pm ET/PT with its most controversial cast to date, as 18 unforgettable characters from the “Bachelor” franchise – those we love and those we love to hate — gather back at the mansion to live together and compete for $250,000 and possibly a second chance at love.

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On Next ‘Bachelorette,’ Bentley Haunts Ashley, Confessions and One Bachelor Hospitalized (Minor Spoilers)

The specter of Bentley still looms over Ashley’s chances for a happy ending as she and the final 11 men travel to the ancient city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Still a little shell shocked, Ashley is optimistic that she can prove to her suitors that she has moved on and gotten over her disastrous disappointment attached to Bentley’s departure. However, Ben F. has problems opening up to Ashley on their magical, romantic one-on-one date. The dreaded two-on-one date pits Ben C. and William on a scenic raft sailing down a majestic river, and Ashley has a jaw-dropping way to settle the whole decision about who goes home. But will it lead to more heartbreak? And eight brave bachelors get the workout of their lives as they train in Muay Thai boxing and fight each other in front of hundreds of people. The competition takes a frightening turn as one of the men ends up in the hospital. Meanwhile, Ashley realizes she is having trouble bonding with the bachelors, but there are roses to be given out, and the guys sense it is make-or-break time, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, June 20 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC.

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‘101 Ways to Leave a Game Show’ to Premiere on ABC June 21

“You Fuse, You Lose” – “101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” kicks off its wild series premiere Tuesday, June 21 at 9 pm ET/PT on the ABC television network. The stakes are high as players match wits in a series of multiple choice questions, with one person being eliminated every round. The eight contestants must avoid giving a wrong answer that could get them eliminated from the show by either being strapped down to the wing of a soaring bi-plane, dropped off the side of a speeding 18-wheeler, flipped upside down in an exploding car, or launched sky-high by a crate of dynamite. Only the final four contestants who survive will have a showdown — atop a ten-story drop from The Tower — for a chance at taking home the $50,000 prize.

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Sneak Peek: ‘Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension’ (May Contain Spoilers)

So you’ve discovered your pet is a secret agent.

When Phineas and Ferb accidentally help the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz complete his latest creation that will finally take control of the Tri-State Area, they get zapped into a new dimension, where they meet their alternate selves! In this new dimension, Dr. Doofenshmirtz is the leader of the Tri-State Area, and even worse—summer vacation doesn’t exist! Will Phineas and Ferb figure out a way to get back to Danville, or will they be stuck in this alternate dimension forever?

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On Next ‘Bachelorette,’ Tensions Rise in Thailand (Minor Spoilers)

Ashley hopes that southern Thailand will be the perfect place to start over and move forward in her search for a happy ending, as she begins her round-the-world journey with the 12 remaining men. How will she be affected long term by Bentley’s deceitfulness and game playing? One of the best ways to help mend a broken heart is to get involved in helping others, so Ashley takes 10 of the bachelors to assist in the renovation of Baan San Fan orphanage, which houses children who lost parents in the devastating 2004 tsunami. The Bachelorette also explores some astonishing sea caves off the coast of Thailand with Ames, as she attempts to delve into their relationship. And will a cancelled first date with Constantine lead to something more romantic and exciting? Everything has changed for Ashley. Still shaken from the raw emotions she felt about Bentley, she needs to make sure these guys are all here for her. Finally, two men face off as nerves are fraying before the dramatic rose ceremony, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, June 13 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC.

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ABC News ’20/20′ Investigates World of Reality Television on Special Edition, June 8

The phenomenon of reality television… We are amazed by its allure and longevity. As viewers, we cringe with embarrassment as people stumble through their lives in public… but we don’t look away. Why do so many tune in? And why do some reality shows thrive on their stars’ sometimes toxic behavior? “Reality Rule$: When TV Gets Real,” a special edition of “20/20″ anchored by Deborah Roberts, airs Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. Reports include:

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Katie Couric Joins Disney/ABC TV Group in Multi-Platform Deal

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) has signed a multi-year, multi-platform agreement with Katie Couric, award-winning journalist, best-selling author and popular TV personality, to host and produce her own nationally syndicated talk show and to join the ABC News team, it was announced today by Anne Sweeney, president, Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair, Disney Media Networks. The program will be distributed by Disney/ABC Domestic Television and will premiere in September 2012.

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On Next ‘Bachelorette:’ Jeff Unmasked, Bentley Drops Bomb and Jokes Go Too Far (Minor Spoilers)

One jaw-dropping week is all it takes to put Ashley’s journey into a tailspin and threaten her opportunity for the future happiness she is seeking. It all starts with one of the largest orchestrated flash mobs in history, which serves as a backdrop for a wild individual date. Ashley chooses Ben C. to “trip the light fantastic” with her – and hundreds of strangers. However, the Bachelorette finds herself the target of a comedy roast when 10 men take playful aim at their heart’s desire. But William foolishly steps over the line and bring her to tears. Bentley rushes to comfort her – but little does she know that this is all a part of his huge, selfish ruse. And when he dishes out some devastating news to Ashley, she is shocked and destroyed. Will she be able to recover in time for another date, or will thing spiral even further out of control? On a tense night, Ashley provokes panic among the bachelors when she cancels the cocktail party, but will she be able to right the ship and move on to find love? “The Bachelorette” airs Monday, June 6 at 8:00 pm on ABC.

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Colbie Caillat, Jabbawockeez to Appear for ‘The Bachelorette’s’ First Kiss (Minor Spoilers)

Hearts are wild, as Ashley gambles hers in sizzling Las Vegas. The dates for this week have the 18 remaining bachelors dreaming of finding true love with the Bachelorette. Once at the mansion, they quickly learn that roses will be at stake on the one group date and on two individual dates with Ashley. However, the competition is revved up when they learn that not all the men will get dates before the next rose ceremony, so the bachelors must take advantage of every opportunity to score points with the Bachelorette. But after careful deliberation, Ashley must eliminate three men, as she tries to make her fairytale come true, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, May 30 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

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Black Eyed Peas, Go-Gos Perform on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season Finale; Sara Evans Returns to Dance Floor

After 10 weeks of electrifying performances, heartbreaking eliminations and shocking moments of the most intense competition in 12 seasons, Kirstie Alley, Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward will have one last chance to shine before the “Dancing with the Stars” champions are crowned. Next week, Season 12’s three finalists will try to impress the judges and viewers and emerge the victors on two final nights of dancing, Monday, May 23 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, concluding on the Season Finale, Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on ABC.

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