February 20, 2018
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Monkey business discourages Man on the Couch

By Aimee Thibodeau, BDN Staff

For one very brief moment, I thought about setting the DVR. Then I came to my senses when a disgruntled sigh escaped from the Man on the Couch, followed by a grumble: “What is this world coming to?”

Just when I thought we’d seen it all, TLC comes up with a whopper — “My Baby Monkey.” Yup, a show all about couples who have monkeys that they consider to be their children.

There’s no cage. No water bowl. These furry banana-lovin’ creatures have their own bedrooms, wardrobes, places at the dinner table. They go out to eat with their parents. Go shopping with their parents. And while I have a few relatives I consider to be monkeys, I have no monkeys that I consider my relatives.

I will admit that I have no human children and we do tend to spoil our two very large lap dogs daily, but a monkey as a child? It’s just too much and if you want to watch, you’re going to have to find out for yourself when “My Baby Monkey” will appear on TLC next because I’m not willing to recognize it by giving you the information here.

And there’s been a delay in Tom DeLay’s dancing career. Due to stress fractures in his feet, the former Republican House majority leader announced he can’t continue with “Dancing With the Stars,” which is too bad because some of his moves on the show have been better than those he’s made as a politician. We’ll look for him to come back later in the season if he’s feeling better for a special Texas two-step performance.

Speaking of delays, Bravo has pushed back the premiere date for “Launch My Line” to Dec. 2, but promises that the show will air following the finale of “Top Chef: Las Vegas.”

Last, but not least, “Top Chef” already has started working on its seventh season and casting dates have been announced. There’s only one problem: Apparently they don’t think there are any talented chefs east of New York. Fortunately, we know they’re wrong so if you want to get your groove on in the kitchen, start saving your pennies and frequent flyer miles for auditions in San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Dallas or Los Angeles.

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