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By Susan Young, Film.com
So, that feeling of emptiness begins to set in.
No more amazing races or survivor challenges for a while. Kris came from behind like Mine That Bird in the Derby - although I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking Adam was the real winner because he won't have to sing that horrible Kara DioGuardi "No Boundaries" song again.
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Models are tucked away until the next cycle. Louisiana cattle rancher
J.T. scored big for good ol' boys across America on Survivor. And that
muscular little gymnast Shawn proved spunk rules when she stuffed the
dashing Gilles in the final dance-off on Dancing with the Stars.
But more importantly, Melissa will be known as the graceful dancer on
DWTS instead of the girl who got the diamond ring yanked right off her
finger on The Bachelor.
ABC wanted the jilted Melissa to come back as this season's
Bachelorette, but she had enough of love on the small screen and chose
to dance away her troubles instead. She put on a good show for DWTS
fans, although she didn't make it to the finals. After her
post-Bachelor rejection, she went back to her "on again, off again" guy
without exposing the relationship to glaring cameras and uncomfortable
televised spa hook-ups.
So producers moved on, setting their sights on the quirky brown-haired Canadian girl Jillian.
Honestly, all I remember about Jillian from the The Bachelor was that
whole "I can find out everything I need to know about a man from what
he puts on his hot dog" deal. For those who need a refresher course,
ketchup guys are solid, but boring; bad boys use sauerkraut, onion boys
fear commitment and a mustard man is the guy you want to marry.
She hasn't broken out the condiments yet, but there's been some hot dogging action going on all the same.
Jillian isn't drop-dead gorgeous, but she's got a smoking body - which
is enough for most guys. But for our viewing purposes, she's got a
great sense of fun and adventure. She's already had these guys do a
road rally so they could win a solo date with her in a bank vault and
went to Venice Beach where the boys hit the court with the Harlem
The suitors are the usual assortment of tools. Jillian likes the bad
boys, preferably bad boys sporting some boots, jeans and a Texas twang.
Already, my favorite is Jake, a pilot who knows how to two-step his way
around a dance floor. But Jillian's also smitten by Wes, who seems like
he's there to promote his music career more than his love life.
Yet she rosed him after a romantic dinner for two, thus saving him from the voting process before the other guys could try to kick him out of the pack.
Then again, she also handed out a flower to one of the creepiest guys
we've seen this side of America's Most Wanted. Tanner P. has a foot
fetish that should have sent him packing. For whatever perverted
reason, Jillian lets him stay. She did, however, wisely cut Brian, the
guy who stripped down to his McNuggets and jumped in the pool in order
to make an impression. Sadly, the pool wasn't quite heated enough.
Then there's the poster boy for anger management, David, who wants to
pound on Juan because he dumped his shot glass rather than knock it
back with the boys. A criminal offense if ever I saw one. He even suggested tying Juan up to a
tree. And they all voted for Juan to get the boot. But Jillian saved
We just hope Juan doesn't end up stuffed in a locker or a trash can next week.
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