Karina Smirnoff of 'DWTS' hosts ballet benefit
BALLET WITH THE STARS. Karina Smirnoff of "Dancing With the Stars" hosts the benefit show "Beyond the Ballet" at New York's Beacon Theatre this Wednesday. Performances by members of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Academy and singer Dionne Warwick support the educational nonprofit Bright Future International.
BARED 'SWAMP RECOVERY.' One hard-charging star of truTV's defunct "Bear Swamp Recovery," about repo men in New Jersey, is former cop Joseph Derrico, who receives nearly $70,000 a year in tax-free disability pension even though he's seen running and manhandling recalcitrant car-owners on the show.
"Everything you saw on there was all fake. There was no running and tackling. It was all just TV," fellow cast member P.J. Vinch told WNBC/4 News. Sgt. John Sierchio of the New Jersey Police and Firemen's Retirement System isn't convinced -- "Clearly, looking at the video, he has no problem running" -- and says the pension board will review the case.
'READY' FOR ONLINE. NBC's canceled dating show "Ready for Love" will finish its run online. NBC.com says the remaining produced episodes will run on Tuesdays, though the site did not say when they would begin. RealityBlurred.com said the six episodes would run as well on Hulu and Amazon through June 4.
UPCOMING. A&E has ordered eight half-hour episodes of "Modern Dads," following four stay-at-home fathers in Austin, Texas, who form an impromptu fraternity of bros to help each other with childrearing and dealing with breadwinner wives.FINALES. Pro soccer player Brandi Chastain's elimination leaves skier Rory Bushfield and actors Drake Bell and Nicole Eggert on board for the finale of ABC's diving competition "Splash," Tuesday at 8 p.m.
PREMIERES. The Caputo clan returns in season four of TLC's "Long Island Medium" Sunday with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Preceding them at 8 is the one-hour special "Long Island Medium: On the Road," in which medium Theresa takes her act to Florida. Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing New York" returns for season two Wednesday at 10 p.m. . . . Chief Joan Koplan, her Chihuahua, Lambchop, and the rest of the Ringgold, Ga., crew are back Thursday at 10 p.m. for season two of AMC's "Small Town Security" . . . and Sunday night at 10 on TLC, the original cast returns for the spinoff "Breaking Amish: Brave New World," in which the Amish and Mennonite quintet relocate to Florida. TLC says it has five different youths for the upcoming season two of "Breaking Amish."
RECAPS. The elimination of Amber Holcomb leaves three finalists on "American Idol" . . . it's a twofer on two shows, with both Reynold Toepfer and Andrea Boehlke voted off "Survivor: Caramoan" and Garrett Gerson and JesseRay Vasquez both cut from "Fashion Star" . . . "Dancing With the Stars" booted Andy Dick and dance partner Sharna Burgess . . . and Jacqueline Baldassari was 86'd on "Hell's Kitchen."