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    November 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Not Jus' Donuts Featured on TLC's Buddy's Bakery Rescue

    Not Jus' Donuts will be the next Houston bakery featured on Buddy's Bakery Rescue (formerly titled Bakery Boss). The episode premieres Tuesday, July 28, at 9 p.m. on TLC. We caught up with the owner Myrtle Jackson and her two daughters, Andrea Jackson and Rosharon Cotton, to talk about their experi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Drew Rogers, Owner of Drew's Pastry Place & Star on TLC's Bakery Boss

    If you have ever searched for authentic Italian pastries and desserts in Houston, you've probably been sorely disappointed. Although the Bayou City is home to many bakeries that make cupcakes, cakes, cookies and other American sweet shops, it is seriously in need of establishments dedicated to creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Polygamists Rejoice: Federal Court Hands Win to "Sister Wives"

    Sister Wives is a reality television show on TLC which depicts (totally unscripted, I'm sure) the joys, trial and tribulations of plural families, i.e., polygamists. While I have never watched the show, nor do I have much of a desire to, what is of interest, beyond the cloistered world of polygamist ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 7, 2013
  • Culture

    May 9, 2013

    The Art Car Parade: Enjoying the Ride

    Art Car stalwarts employ time, energy and creativity to bring their new creations to life. Oh, and scrap metal comes in handy too.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    The 5 Sexiest Celebrity Male Chefs

    It's getting hot in the kitchen, and not just from the flames. Check out the Top 5 Hottest Celebrity Male Chefs that make our flames broil: 5. Govind Armstrong Armstrong's dreamy locks first made our hearts flutter on shows like Bravo's Top Chef and Top Chef Masters and the Food Network's Iron C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Aquiles en Houston in Real Life at La Fisheria

    Houston has hosted its share of reality television shows, from Animal Cops (which I can't bear to watch even a single episode of) to the currently-filming Mother of the Bride. And we've also seen shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Eat St. and Meat & Potatoes come through to film our restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Welcome To My World: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Reality Show

    Ever since The Real World hit the MTV airwaves in the early '90s, reality television has been all the rage. However, since The Osbournes debuted in 2002, some of that reality programming has catered to music fans. Even such music artists as country artist Tanya Tucker, rapper/minister Reverend Run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Reality Bites: Hoarding: Buried Alive

    ​​There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch all of them, one at a time. Are you not entertained? The overwhelming majority of reality shows -- like, for example, Ghost Adventures -- positively beg for ridicule. The participants usually run the gamut from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The Virgin Diaries and TLC's Reality Show Circus

    It's rarely enjoyable watching other people kiss (why stand on the sidelines when you could get in the game?), but this commercial for TLC's The Virgin Diaries features kissing that is downright gross. You can't blame the couple too much, of course, because they saved the first kiss of their lives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    The Cake Boss, Part Two: Buddy Valastro on Why He's Damn Proud to Be an American

    Buddy Valastro, better known as The Cake Boss from TLC's hit show of the same name, will be in Houston on November 11 as part of his second international tour. He'll be speaking at Jones Hall through the Society for the Performing Arts. Yesterday, we talked to Valastro about the lack of emphasis on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    The Cake Boss: Buddy Valastro on Experience Over Education and the Importance of Small Businesses in America

    ​Buddy Valastro is better known as The Cake Boss, and his eponymous show on TLC -- Cake Boss -- has become one of the network's biggest hits. The show, which averaged 2.3 million viewers during its first season, follows Valastro and his family as they run Carlo's Bakery, the family business in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Sarah Palin's New Show: Houston Blessed Enough To Get Sneak Preview

    Saah Palin having some "flippin' fun"​If you've been moping around saying you have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, relax. You now officially have a reason to offer gratitude. There are a whole bunch of cities in the United States, right? (Yes, right.) Well, there are only eight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Week In TV: Time Runs Out for 24

    Cancellation: The light at the end of our tunnel.​I miss Spring Break, I'm awash in cancellations, and I don't get your reference to the Cookie Crisp Wizard. This was the week in TV Land: • As I wrote last week in my post about The Office, it's possible for a show to overstay its welcome a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    This Week In TV: Oprah to Resign in 2011, World to End Shortly Thereafter

    Tom Cruise is not taking the news well...​The sun's back out, I'm ready for turkey, and I can't believe I sold my DeLorean to Mr. T. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Oprah resigned, but not really, or something. Just to make sure we all have time to prepare our families for the ritualist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    A Little Couple? A Little Booooorring.

    ​Oh my God, Miss Pop Rocks, now you're going to pick on little people? HAVE YOU NO SHAME, WOMAN?  Truth is, I don't. But hear me out. I am not picking on TLC's latest reality stars -- Houston's very own Jen Arnold and Bill Klein -- because they are small. I am picking on them because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Who Cares About You and Your 400 Kids?

    Hey, want to watch something fun on television? How about this show where these lunatics who decided to have 20 kids chase after them and talk about how challenging it is to have 20 kids? Sounds…awful, right? So answer me this, why are such shows as Jon and Kate Plus 8 (also known as The World ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003

    Torn Identity

    Get real art for a hundred bucks at "5x7/Houston"

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Reality TV Bites

    Shani and Chad Walter lost one of their twin baby boys. Thanks to Houston Medical, thousands of Americans got to witness their pain.

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2001

    Science for Hire

    The Mad Science Group educates kids with rock music and science

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Tension and Release

    Mark Bradford built the world's biggest, coolest catapult. But could the unlucky artist make it work?

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Store in the Galleria

    Discovery Channel store

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    March 12, 1998
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    November 14, 1996
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    September 26, 1996