It has been almost 10 years since the world was shocked to find out that 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant. She was America’s little darling starring in her own Nickelodeon show, but the news put an end to it all.
Now she is a recently married mom, in her mid-20’s, ready to get her career back on track. She wants to make a name for herself and not just as Britney Spears’ little sister.
One of the best ways to do that in this day and age is to do a docudrama. On June 26th, TLC is going to give her one hour special called Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out and she will get to tell her side of the story. We will find out what has been going on in her life since she became a mom to Maddie. There has been ups and downs and the special will focus on one of those ups. She was asked to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and we will get to see that performance and all that goes into it.
This should be an interesting special focusing on someone who grew up in front of us and then on her own.
On March 18th, Grandpa John Schnabel passed away at the age of 96 and tonight at 9p Gold Rush is going to honor him with a special tribute episode on Discovery. His grandson Parker will share with us how special his grandfather was not only to him, but to everyone who knew him. That includes us the audience. So tune in for a special that is worth its weight in gold.
You know how they say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Well, thanks to Discovery Life’s Sin City ER, that isn’t always a the case.
Tonight at 10p, a man meets a woman at a hotel bar and invites her up to his room to give him a massage. While she is rubbing her hands all over his body, she tells him to remove his $35,000 Rolex watch. He puts it on the floor below him, so he can keep an eye on it. But he gets distracted and the watch goes missing. He accuses of her taking it, but since she isn’t dressed there is nowhere to hide it. Right?
After being questioned by hotel security, she finally admits that she stole it and hid up her vajayjay. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now she is in excruciating pain and the police need to retrieve the evidence.
How will they get it back? You will just have to tune in to find out. That and to hear more one liners like, “The benefit, however you want to look at it, to a vagina, is that it’s basically a pouch. If it is small enough and the vagina is big enough, you know. Put up there whatever choose.” He is man, so he might think that sounds like a good idea to him. But as a woman, I say we don’t want to stick whatever fits up there. Although, that is me, and Las Vegas police say they have seen this body part used to hide stuff before. So not every woman has the same stand point on that matter as I do. Now, I want to know what else women have hid up their secret compartment. Or maybe not.
While, we might not get that answer, we will learn about a lot of other interesting things that don’t always stay in Vegas. They don’t call it Sin City for nothing.
Mythbusters is ending its long run this weekend, but Adam Savage brought it back to the beginning on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Back when the show started out, they tested out what would happen if you dropped a penny from the Empire State Building to see if would kill someone on the street.
They did this by shooting a penny at Savage’s butt with a special powerful gun. That was then, this is now. Savage wanted to do that experiment again and he did it on the CBS late night show yesterday. He gave Colbert the gun, pulled down pants and let him shoot him in the a$$. With glee the host did it, and Savage felt the pain.
He didn’t die, but I am sure when he goes to sit down, he will probably wish he did.
Tonight at 8p on Freeform, Recovery Road picks up where it left off last week. Trish (Kyla Pratt) is in tears because her mother took her daughter and she doesn’t know where they went. Trish called the police and now they are asking her questions to assist with the search. She is inconsolable until Maddie (Jessica Sula) comes up with a solution. Now Trish is opening up to the police officers, but there is something very important she is leaving out. Something so shocking, you will be speechless. So much so, you will not want to wait a week to find out what happens next.
BTW that isn’t the only shocking moment in tonight’s episode that turns out to be a major game changer. So don’t miss a single second of it.
Also at 8p, but on the Smithsonian Channel the new series Major League Legends takes the bat. Each week, they will feature episodes dedicated to baseball greats that everyone knows. Tonight’s episode gives us the backstory of Hank Aaron. He is known as the first African-American to play professional baseball, but how much more do you know about him? With this show you will learn his story and what he went through from his mouth, archived news footage and his fans. It is a history our kids should know about and more importantly we should know about.
Next week, they will feature Babe Ruth, then Ted Williams and finally Lou Gehrig. We know their names, we know their stats, now let’s get to know them.
Major League Legends scores a home run whether you are a fan of the sport or not. If love the game, then this is a must watch and record. If not, you will still say this show came out swinging.
Also debuting tonight, but at 10p on Discovery is Rockin’ Roadsters. When you think of ZZ Top, you think of their music, their beards and their cars. This show is about the latter. Billy Gibbons loves his hot rods and he recruits Jimmy Shine to make his dream cars come true. What does he want to do with it? You will be surprised to find out what this Rocker’s desires are for it.
Together Gibbons and Shine will go looking for an automobile they can customize. Then when they find it, it is up to Shine to Shine. You will watch him convert a piece of junk into the hottest hot rod you’ve ever seen. This show has legs and they know how to use them.
Also at 10p but on NBC, Blindspot is finally back. The episode picks up where it left off and we learn a little more about Jane (Jaimie Alexander) as she learns about herself. But there is only so much we will find out because life goes on and she has to go back to work. Together, they will investigate a case that you can tell was inspired by a story from two years ago that captivated the world. It is interesting take on it and you wonder if that could’ve happened. Got you curious right? Then watch it!
If you watch Gold Rush on Discovery every Friday at 9p, then you would know that Parker’s Grandpa John Schnabel is like a grandfather to everyone there. Today is his 96th birthday, yes he’s 96 years young, and he has some words of wisdom to share with all of us. Having him share his knowledge about life with us is worth more than its weight in gold.
When he was asked what he has learned, in his nearly 30 years, of mining gold, he shared with his fans, “Optimism is the first ingredient that will allow you to succeed. Cause optimism gives you the strength to face difficulties otherwise you would just lay down and say, ‘I quit!'” Then he added, “I think you have to enjoy what you are doing. Frankly, that is almost as important as anything else can be. If you don’t enjoy your work then you are in the wrong place.”
Then someone wanted to know how to succeed in life? His advice is, “You got to make up your mind when you start anything that you are going to win. You can only succeed if you have confidence and an attitude, then it’s possible to be a winner. Otherwise you are going to be left on the side of the road.”
When it comes to what he loves to do besides mining gold. He sweetly revealed, “It’s to spend time with members of my family.”
My favorite question that he answered wasn’t on the video. Someone wanted to know from him how to deal with a difficult person. His response is one we should all follow, “Don’t give up on them. If a person is being difficult, try to find out why. If you can develop an ability to have some measure of empathy with them that will enable you to understand why they act the way they act…you can be a very valuable element in making their life better.”
He is making our lives better by sharing these golden nuggets with us. His words can be used for so many things in our daily lives. Take what he says to heart, and some day share his knowledge with someone else. You can then make someone else’s life better, like he has just made yours.
Now, when it comes to Grandpa John Schnabel, can you believe he will turn 100 during the next leap year? He doesn’t look anywhere close to his age. He looks and acts like someone who is in their 70’s if not younger. Don’t you think?
Make his birthday even more special and watch Gold Rush tomorrow and every Friday at 9p on Discovery.
Silento’s Watch Me is on its last Whip/Nae Nae and now it is time to do the Honey Boo Boo Bop. Yes, that Honey Boo Boo is back and now she is singing and dancing her heart out with her first single Movin’ Up. I don’t know if I downed one too many Go-Go Juices, but I can’t stop singing this song.
Maybe Lifetime will give Mama June and her clan a reality show, so that Alana and the girls from Dance Moms can go on tour together. What is up with all these Reality pre-teens trying to pop stars?
When something horrible happens, your first thought, no matter what your faith is, is to pray. Each Sunday at 10p, TLC’s Answered Prayers tells the stories of people’s prayers who were answered in their most desperate time of need.
In tonight’s season premiere, it is a beautiful day in Henryville, Indiana, but the meteorologists are predicting a huge storm. The Gilles family start their day off normally and send their three kids to school and the husband goes to work. Then when he feels the storm is coming, he calls his wife and says let’s prepare for it. She thinks he is crazy because the sun is shining. She eventually gives in and picks up her kids from the school bus they were riding home on. When they get home, she grabs all the blankets in the house, the kids’ bicycle helmets and locks all 4 of them in the closet. Her husband comes home just as the E4 tornado comes barreling towards their house. The 5 of then huddle together as the tornado lifts their home and catapults them the distance of 3 football fields. When they are finally back on the ground they are scattered all over the place and the parents are injured. How will they find their three kids amongst all of the debris. Just when it seems it can’t get any worse, the sky darkens and another tornado comes their way. Will anyone rescue them before it is too late? All they have to go on in prayer, but is that enough?
Then in Florida a father mows the lawn on a lawnmower as his son rides bike near him. When the dad puts the lawnmower in reverse, he didn’t realize his 3 year old son got off the bike and it right behind him. Then he feels a bump and sees his son’s leg under the machine. He lifts it up off his boy and carries him to a neighbor who is a nurse. The father is devastated and can’t stop feeling guilty over what he did. The doctors tell him son will be OK, but they are not sure they can save his leg. Eventually they do, but his leg will never function like a normal one. After 4 years of pain and countless surgeries, 7 year old Jake tells his parents he wants his bad leg amputated. The father feels awful and now Jake’s parents have to decide if amputation is the right thing to do. The night before the surgery, his parents pray for a sign that they are making the right choice. As they are driving to the hospital, they get that sign. A sign that could only come from Gd. What it is, you will have to tune in to see.
Answered Prayers is told by the people who lived the life changing events, visualized with reenactments and Roma Downey narrates the segments. No matter what your faith, Answered Prayers is the perfect show to end your weekend with. When it is done, it will make you want to hug your loved ones a little tighter and tell them how much you love them. How many shows cause that reaction?
Months after news broke that Josh Duggar allegedly molested 4 of his sisters and an underage babysitter when he was a teenager, TLC has finally cancelled 19 Kids and Counting.
Here is the statement about the cancellation and the upcoming documentary:
After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with 19 Kids and Counting. The show will no longer appear on the air.
The recent attention around the Duggars has sparked a critical and important conversation about child protection.
Over these past weeks, TLC has consulted regularly with leading victims’ rights and advocacy organizations in the U.S., including RAINN and Darkness to Light, to discuss how to use this moment to address the issue and make a positive impact. Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is not an isolated issue; it affects many children and families around the world. To that end, we are partnering with both organizations on a multi-platform campaign to raise awareness and educate parents and families about the issue. In the first phase of this initiative, TLC will work closely with both groups and with the Duggar family on a one-hour documentary that will include Jill and Jessa and other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse.
TLC has been especially concerned for the victims in this situation, including the Duggar family, and it is our hope that this effort will help those in need learn where to turn for information and help. The documentary will be commercial free, and we anticipate it will air later this summer.
I don’t blame TLC for waiting to cancel it because it was one of their top-rated shows. It is a money game, and the show was making them money. I am very proud of them for making the right decision and finally cancelling the show. I also respect them for doing a documentary about abuse. It is not their fault this happened, but it is good to see that they are trying to rectify the situation.
Tonight at 9p on Investigation Discovery’s The Hunt for Ted Bundy we learn how the detectives were able to finally capture the infamous serial killer not once but twice.
During the early ’70s, Seattle was safe place, but then things all changed. A serial killer came to town and he was killing young women. Now the quiet town, was screaming with murder.
The detectives did not have much to go on in their search. All they knew was his possible name, a sketch and what type of car he drove.
Remember this is the early ’70s, they didn’t have the technology we have today. Former Detectives Kathy McChesney and Bob Keppel will tell you how they were able to use what little information they had in order to trap their killer before he killed again.
Not only was the technology much harder to capture their suspect, it also made it harder to identify their victims. The only way they could identify them was via their dental records. Keppel tells us how he memorized their X-ray, so when he finally found their remains he was able to know which girl was which.
Eventually the killings stopped in Washington, but they fear he has moved on. He has and he is finally captured and arrested in Colorado for the murders he committed there. One night Keppel will get a call that will change everything. Bundy escaped and no one knows where he is.
Things are quiet for a while, and then the murdering starts again in Florida. Eventually the cops will catch him and you will never believe how.
Once he is in their hands, they try him for the murders in their state. He is found guilty and sentenced to death. Days before his execution, Bundy asks to meet with Keppel. When the two men meet, Keppel recorded what Bundy told him. He has not listened to those tapes since 1989 until this show. To watch his face as he hears Bundy’s voice says it all. Then you realize you are hearing Bundy in his voice as he describes how he killed and deposed of some of his victims.
I have seen many movies and documentaries about Ted Bundy, and I think this is the best one. It is really intriguing to hear the detectives who actually worked on the case talk about it.
Whether you are interested in Ted Bundy and/or serial killers or not, you will find The Hunt for Ted Bundy really interesting to watch.