'Bachelor in Paradise' to give 'Bachelor,' 'Bachelorette' alums another chance at romance
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PREMIERES Alumni of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" get a second chance at romance on ABC's new "Bachelor in Paradise," starting Monday night at 8 . . . Then at 10 p.m. on Bravo, a New Jersey publicist moves to Alabama, where she's a "Jersey Belle" . . . Rebecca Romijn hosts GSN's new body-painting competition, "Skin Wars," Wednesday at 9 p.m. . . . And at 10 p.m., two veterans of "Top Chef" return for head-to-head competition each week on Bravo's new "Top Chef Duels" . . . Thursday at 9:30 p.m., the new "Extreme Guide to Parenting" is less a guide, per se, than a look at "alternative" parenting methods . . . Season 9 of CMT's "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" kicks off Friday at 9 p.m. . . . and Sunday at 10 p.m. on Spike, MMA fighters Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock host the three-episode business-revival series "Gym Rescue."
RECAPS Josh Murray proposed to Andi Dorfman on "The Bachelorette" . . . Katie Smaluk was the first paladin banished from "The Quest" . . . "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 11 has 10 finalists after cutting Carly Blaney, Teddy Coffey, Emily James and Serge Onik . . . "Big Brother" evicted Amber Borzotra . . . Rocky LaPorte got rocked off "Last Comic Standing" . . . "Project Runway" ran off Carrie Sleutskaya . . . Christine Silverstein didn't master "MasterChef" . . . Barry Mahoney is off "Face Off" . . . and Loreal Gavin will not be the next "Food Network Star."
R.I.P. MICHAEL JOHNS An "American Idol" Season 7 finalist died Friday at age 35, evidently of a blood clot in his ankle, said The Hollywood Reporter. Michael Johns, who finished eighth in the 2008 season, had gone on to release the album "Hold Back My Heart." "Michael Johns was an incredible talent and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing," read a statement on the show's Facebook page. "He was a part of our 'American Idol' family and he will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time." He is survived by his wife, Stacey.