It’s almost sweeps time, so you can bet that the action and drama will ramp up on your favorite reality TV shows, including “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,” “The Amazing Race” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” February sweeps for 2010 take place during a four-week time period from February 4-March 3. It all ads up to red hot action and heightened drama this winter for fans of reality TV.
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love – Season 14 is off to a big start with twists, turns and major controversies, including Rozlyn’s “inappropriate behavior” with a crew member. Now producers are hinting at a major game-changing episode that will air on January 25th. “That’s a big turning point. I ended up breaking a lot of the rules,” said pilot Jake Pavelka. It looks like Jake’s quest to find true love has a lot more turbulence ahead. He recently said, “It was really an emotional roller coaster for me and the women.” The latest preview refers to a “bachelor blood bath.” “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” airs in Atlanta on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.
The Amazing Race – The globe-trotting excitement begins anew on February 14th with some of the most interesting teams to date, including a grandmother/granddaughter pair, a lesbian duo, East Coast narcotics agents, past “Big Brother” houseguests, a former teen beauty queen and her boyfriend, and a pair of bull-riding cowboys. All will use their street smarts and endurance to vie for the $1 million prize on season 16 that spans nearly 40,000 miles across five continents and eight countries. Viewers will be treated to the beautiful locations of Chile, France and the Seychelles, among others. “The Amazing Race” airs in Atlanta on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.
The Real Housewives of Orange County – The drama-loving housewives begin sweeps month with a dinner party that gets out of control. Gasp. That never happens in the O.C. Tamara Barney gets caught in the crossfire between her controlling husband Simon and her high-spirited BFF Vicky. “They really get into it,” said executive producer Andy Cohen. Tensions continue throughout the month, especially on a girls’ trip to San Francisco when Alexis and Vicky have it out. Back at home, the drama unfolds when Lynn and her husband are served with an eviction notice. “You’ll be surprised where everyone ends up,” says Cohen. “The Real Housewives of Orange County” airs in Atlanta on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. The current season ends in February, and the third season of “The Real Housewives of New York” debuts on March 4th. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is set to return this summer.
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