Former 'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard's surprise wedding, plus more reality TV news

Emily Maynard posted this image of herself and Emily Maynard posted this image of herself and Tyler Johnson on Instagram. Photo Credit: Emily Maynard via Instagram

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WEDDING BELLES. Two reality-TV stars have recently gotten married. "Survivor: Cagayan" contestant and former Miss Kentucky Teen USA Jefra Bland, 23, wed Jared Hines on May 24 in the chapel at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, People magazine reports. About 275 guests attended, with a reception following at the bride's aunt's farm.

And on Saturday, season-eight "The Bachelorette" star Emily Maynard married Tyler Johnson at the groom's family's farm in Charlotte, North Carolina, said E! Online. Guests received invitations to the secretive ceremony via a View-Master-style stereoscope, and clicked through the images to reach an invitation to an engagement party that turned out to be a wedding instead.

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UPCOMING. Three long-running reality competitions have received season-premiere dates. Cycle 21 of Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model" debuts Friday, Aug. 22, with photographer Yu Tsai joining as photo-shoot creative consultant, The CW said. And NBC announced "The Biggest Loser" season 16 would weigh in on Thursday, Sept. 11, while singing competition "The Voice" would begin season seven on Monday, Sept. 22.

PREMIERES. Rap meets country in A&E's "Big Smo," a new series kicking off Wednesday at 10:30 p.m., following the namesake performer as he tours to support his first major-label album . . . Season two of "Junk Gypsies," starring the gleaner/designer sisters Amie and Jolie Sikes, premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. on Great American Country . . . Also in its sophomore season, beginning Saturday night at 9: CMT's "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," starring husband-and-wife bounty-hunters Duane and Beth Chapman . . . and Travel Channel rolls up with three "Extreme RVs" specials, Sunday from 9 p.m. to midnight.

RECAPS. Whitney Bray and Astrid Lavenia are the first two cooks to be eliminated on "MasterChef" season five, and Donna Sonkin Shaw is the first eliminee on "Food Network Star" season 10 . . . Eric Hill, the contestant killed in an April paragliding accident, was let go from "The Bachelorette," as was Tasos Hernandez . . . The "prince" banished Carley Hawkins on "I Wanna Marry 'Harry' " . . . and "Hell's Kitchen" took Richard Mancini off the menu.

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