ABC goes with aliens, country music for new season
May 15th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

ABC goes with aliens, country music for new season

As the networks' upfront dance continues this week, ABC has announced that its adding 10 new shows to its calendar for the upcoming year.

The network's new series "Scandal"; "Revenge"; "Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23"; "Last Man Standing"; and "Suburgatory" are all returning, in addition to a new drama starring "Desperate Housewives'" Vanessa Williams and "Lost's" Terry O'Quinn, and a new comedy featuring country star Reba.

Check out the fall schedule below, with all times in eastern and new shows in bold:

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'How I Met Your Mother's' season finale...wait for it
May 15th, 2012
02:15 PM ET

'How I Met Your Mother's' season finale...wait for it

After flashbacks, flash-forwards and pointless (yet hilarious) tales of friendship, “How I Met Your Mother” managed to tie up its seventh season in a pretty little bow.

Like, the kind of bow you might see on, say, a wedding gown…

(This is the part where you stop reading if you don’t want to know what happened last night on the CBS sitcom’s highly anticipated, one-hour season finale.)

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May 15th, 2012
12:44 PM ET

Emily meets the men on 'The Bachelorette'

Season 8 of "The Bachelorette" premiered Monday with the promise of something different.

Emily Maynard, who thought she found true love with "Bachelor" Brad Womack last year but didn't, is ready to find a husband as well as a father figure for her young daughter. She's also ready to put on her "big girl panties," marking the first time in show history that phrase has been used.

On Monday, newly single Chris Harrison welcomed us to Charlotte, where the show's starting its journey. Before talking to Emily, Chris introduced us to some of the 25 men trying to win her heart:

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Kate Gosselin cancels cruise event after low sales
May 15th, 2012
11:53 AM ET

Kate Gosselin cancels cruise event after low sales

The world is just going to have to wait a bit longer for the Kate Gosselin Cruise Liner Express.

The former “Kate Plus 8” star has shuttered plans to launch her own event aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship this summer in the face of tepid turnout and disappointing sales, per Radar Online.

Fans had been invited to sail the high seas with the reality show mama from August 12-19, but now it seems some will be staying on dry land.

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May 15th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

Injury mars 'DWTS' semifinal

Last night's "Dancing with the Stars" semifinal went out with an injury scare that could end one competitor's run.

At the end of her second dance, singer Katherine Jenkins appeared to suffer back spasms after she tried to conclude her routine with a backbend.

Katherine was visibly upset after the performance, but told fans via Twitter late Monday night that she was diagnosed with a "reflectorical spasm" in her lower back.

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So, what is 'Swamp People'?
May 15th, 2012
10:30 AM ET

So, what is 'Swamp People'?

A few of you might've missed the boat on The History Channel's reality series "Swamp People," and unfortunately are only realizing it in light of "Swamp People" star Mitchell Guist's death.

The series is set in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp, and focuses on Cajun alligator hunters, like the late Mitchell Guist and his brother Glenn, during the 30-day hunting season that the History Channel notes is "crucial to their survival."

It may sound like a simple concept, but fans will tell you that's also its draw.

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