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What to Watch on Monday: 'Dancing' and 'Sleepy Hollow' are new, 'Dome' season ends

Dancing with the Stars (8pm, ABC) - The 17th season opens with 12 new celebrities, including Valerie Harper (left), Leah Remini, Jack Osbourne, Bill Nye (the Science Guy!) and Snooki. In a new twist, performance and results shows will be combined this season.

Sleepy Hollow (9pm, Fox) - In the series premiere of this update of Washington Irving's classic tale, Ichabod Crane wakes up in the 21st century but finds his 18th-century nemesis, the Headless Horseman, is also along for the ride. Here's my full review of "Sleepy Hollow," which is filmed in North Carolina.

Under the Dome (10pm, CBS) - Season 1 ends with secrets of the Dome being revealed and Big Jim becoming determined to put an end to Barbie once and for all. Meanwhile, Junior, Angie, Joe and Norrie discover who the Monarch is after receiving a shocking visit from a familiar face.

Siberia (10pm, NBC) - In the Season 1 finale, a reunion between the contestants after Evenki natives show Miljan, Esther, Irene, Annie, Neeko and Sabina the path to the research station. Later, a so-called rescue party may in fact pose a dangerous threat to the group.

DWTS Finale: Recap of Kellie Pickler's big night

Even the morning after, our "Dancing with the Stars" correspondent Lenni G is still pretty psyched about North Carolina native Kellie Pickler winning last night's trophy. Lenni came down off of Cloud Nine this morning just long enough to send us a recap of the show. Thanks for all the great recaps all season, Lenni!

Lenni G: After nearly two hours of entertainment from the top ten stars, the pros, Pitbull, Wynonna, Psy, and a cast of thousands, we were more than ready for the announcement of the winner of Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars."

Have to say I was feeling a little more confident about our home girl, Kellie Pickler, when she and her partner, Derek Hough, were chosen by the viewers for the encore dance. And it wasn't just any encore dance. It was, in my opinion, the best dance of any season of the show. Of course, I'm talking about the phenomenal, brilliant, utterly perfect contemporary routine from Monday night's supersized freestyle round.

Moving on to the eliminations... In what I would consider a mild upset, Aly and Mark were the first to go. I loved watching this girl "blossom" during the season and totally agree with Mark that she was "the best student" he has ever had.

With Aly's departure, the last three couples -- Jacoby and Karina, Kellie and Derek, and Zendaya and Val -- each did an "Instant Dance."

So, just what is an "Instant Dance?" Well, the couples know what the style will be ahead of time but get the music only about 30 minutes before they must perform. As is generally the case on finale night, the judges scores for the salsa from Jacoby and Karina, the jive from Kellie and Derek, and the jive from Zendaya and Val, were all perfect 30's.

First to go of the three couples remaining were Jacoby and Karina. Totally agree with the judges that Jacoby was "a breath of fresh air" in the competition and that he definitely deserved to be in the finals. Also have to give huge props to Karina for always getting the best out of him, no matter the style.

Host Tom Bergeron then announced the winning couple: KELLIE AND DEREK!!!! Yes, North Carolina, our girl took home the vaunted Mirror Ball Trophy! Actually, Derek had to tell her they won when she seemed not to hear Bergeron make the announcement. Yep, that's our girl. Derek's comment that her dancing reminded him of his dancing sister, the fabulous Julianne Hough, said it all. She really is that good and has been all season.

Second place finishers, Zendaya and Val, were also tremendous contenders all season. As Bruno said, Zendaya is a "pitch perfect" performer and will go very, very far in her career. Keep up the good work, little girl. We need lots more 16-year-old role models like you!

Well, time to "call it a season." I am so over the moon about Kellie and Derek's win. Many, many thanks to both of you for the great ride.

-Lenni G

(Also, be sure to check out our awesome photo gallery of some of Kellie Pickler's best moments on "Dancing with the Stars.")

North Carolina native earns 'Dancing with the Stars' trophy

Albemarle, N.C., native Kellie Pickler (right) has been named the winner of this season's "Dancing with the Stars" competition.

Pickler and her partner Derek Hough (right) performed three dances in last night's final night of judged performances, earning a perfect 10 out of 10 points for two of the dances. Still, Pickler and Hough were one point out of first place at the end of the show, relying on fan votes to boost them over the higher scoring couple, Disney star Zendaya Coleman and her professional partner Val Chermkovskiy.

Pickler, a country music star who got her big start as a contestant on "American Idol," performed a quick-step and a freestyle in Monday's show, in addition to a cha-cha relay with the other three couples. NFL star Jacoby Jones and former Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman where the other two celebrities in tonight's finale.

Pickler competed in the fifth season of "American Idol" in 2006, making it to the Top 6 before being eliminated. Since then, she has released three albums. Her most recent album is "100 Proof," released in January 2012.

If you haven't had enough dancing from Pickler and Hough, rest assured that they'll both be making the rounds on all the talk shows for the next week or so.

Here's a photo gallery of Kellie Pickler's best moments on "Dancing with the Stars."

And check back here tomorrow for a full recap of tonight's show from our "Dancing with the Stars" correspondent Lenni G!

DWTS: Kellie Pickler one point from the lead going into tonight's finale

As we get down to the wire, Our "Dancing with the Stars" correspondent Lenni G offers her recap of last night's final night of judged performances for the four final couples. Check out tonight's two-hour finale at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Lenni G: Monday night's challenge for the four finalists included three dances: a judges' pick, a cha cha relay (each couple dances a cha cha for 40 seconds and then passes it off to the next couple) and a "supersized" freestyle.

I know you're wondering how our girl, Kellie Pickler, did. Can you say, "PHENOMENAL, BRILLIANT, UTTER PERFECTION."

Judges' Pick: Kellie and Derek, with an assist from Len, did a quick step, a style they had received a 29 for earlier in the season when Carrie Ann felt they lacked "connection" and gave them a 9. Not this time, Carrie Ann. As Len said, they were as connected as a "stamp on an envelope." Bruno called it a technical tour de force with tons of content. And yes, Carrie Ann said she got her "connection" this time. I was completely blown away by all the changes in rhythm in this routine and how effortless they made it look. Can you say, "WOW." Judges scores - 10's from all three for a perfect score of 30.

What to Watch on Tuesday: 'Ghost Army' and a 'Dancing with the Stars' winner

The Ghost Army (8pm, UNC-TV) - The story of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, a top-secret World War II Army group in Europe that used rubber tanks, sound effects and illusions to trick and misdirect the enemy about the strength and location of American units.

Dancing with the Stars (9pm, ABC) - A winner is announced in the 16th season finale. Of course, we're pulling for North Carolina native Kellie Pickler (left, with partner Derek Hough). Live performances tonight from Pitbull, Wynonna Judd, Psy and Jessica Sanchez.

Man-Eating Super Squid (9pm, Animal Planet) - An exploration of the myth behind the Scandinavian sea monster known as the kraken. (If you're into giant squids, check out "Monster Squid: It Lives" airing at 8.)

Grimm (10pm, NBC) - In the Season 2 finale, Nick enlists help from Monroe and Rosalee while investigating attacks involving the "undead" in Portland. Meanwhile, Capt. Renard's brother is in town on family business, and Adalind's allies battle each other.

Frontline: The Untouchables (10pm, UNC-TV) - An investigation into why Wall Street titans have avoid prosecution for the roles their institutions played in the 2008 financial meltdown.

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (10pm, HBO) - Segments include a visit with Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien; a report on an Oklahoma City marathon honoring those killed in the 1995 terrorist attack; and a look at the dangers faced by referees and steps being taken to protect them from physical assaults.

What to Watch on Monday: Finales for 'Mike & Molly,' 'Rules' and 'The Big C'

Dancing with the Stars (8pm, ABC) - The final night of performances features the final four couples dancing three dances each.

The Goodwin Games (8:30pm, Fox) - Buried in a sea of repeats is a new Fox sitcom in which three estranged siblings are forced back together as they compete in a series of games to win their father's inheritance.

Rules of Engagement (8:30pm, CBS) - The series ends with Brenda going into labor on Jennifer and Adam's wedding day. Meanwhile, Russell and Timmy attempt a reconciliation.

Mike & Molly (9:30pm, CBS) - In the Season 3 finale, Mike's mom dumps Capt. Murphy Gerald McRaney (right), who retaliates by sending Mike and Carl on a detail at a Renaissance Faire, where a tornado approaches while Mike and Molly try to reach each other with important news.

The Big C: Hereafter (10pm, Showtime) - In the series finale, Cathy gets a visit from her estranged father, and Andrea receives the opportunity of a lifetime from Isaac Mizrahi. Also, Sean has mixed feelings about his impending kidney surgery, and Adam surprises everyone by fulfilling one of Cathy's wishes.

Motive (10pm, ABC) - This new series -- another Canadian import a la "Rookie Blue" -- offers a twist on the typical crime drama by building the mystery not around who committed the crime, but why they committed it. "Motive" identifies the killer and the victim at the opening of the show, and then hangs with the detectives as they catch the killer and figure out the "why." It's not a bad summer replacement series, but not as good as "Rookie Blue." (Okay, I like "Rookie Blue" -- so sue me!) Starting Thursday of this week, "Motive" moves to 9 right before "Rookie Blue," which returns for its fourth season.

Hawaii Five-0 (10pm, CBS) - Five-0 helps the CIA search for a killer on the island as the third season ends. Also, Kono goes on the run when she is accused of a murder she didn't commit.

Revolution (10pm, NBC) - A captured Nora is tortured and left for dead, and Monroe learns that Rachel is heading of the Tower. Also, Miles tries to figure out why many of his close associates are being killed.

DWTS combo: Monday's recap, Tuesday's elimination and who's in the finals

Some technical glitches kept us from being able to post the recap of Monday night's show yesterday, so today we're posting the recap followed by the latest on last night's elimination -- which means we now know the dancers moving into the finals. Here's everything from our "Dancing with the Stars" correspondent Lenni G.

On Monday night's performance show:

Lenni G: It's a two dance night again and our homie, Kellie Pickler, and her partner, Derek Hough, started it all off with a magnificent Argentine tango that had the couple dancing in silhouette at the beginning. Oh my, it was totally gorgeous!

Len called it a mix of, "Pride (in the technique), joy (in the performance)," and just FANTASTIC! Bruno welcomed her to "the world of sublime," calling her performance "pure perfection." Carrie Ann said her level of perfection was absolutely "absurd," considering she's only been dancing for 8 or 9 weeks. Judges scores - 10's from all three for a total of 30. That's right, people, Kellie's first perfect score for another (and y'all know what I mean by "another) perfect dance. Thanks Len for finally finding the "10" paddle for a Kellie/Derek dance.

DWTS Results: No roses for the dancing bachelor

Our "Dancing with the Stars" correspondent Lenni G has thoughts on the latest dancer sent home from the show.

Lenni G: It was a very nervous results night for those of us in North Carolina. Our girl, Kellie Pickler, and partner, Derek, were the first couple in jeopardy at the very beginning of the show. Time for adult beverages, people, since we now had to watch all the usual results night stuff before the final decision was announced.

Actually, the usual stuff was pretty good. We had Jason Derulo and Emeli Sande singing. We had Trio Team, Zendaya, Val and Gleb, doing an encore of their perfect score salsa.

AND, we had some excellent stuff: Derek Hough and Jaimie Goodwin doing an absolutely brilliant routine that had them dancing LIVE on ceilings, walls, furniture, etc. We even got to see the technology behind the whole thing. Combined with Derek's imaginative choreography, it was totally genius! If you didn't see it, find a way to see it. It was that good. More results ...

Couples declared safe to dance next week were Ingo and Kym, Zendaya and Val, and Aly and Val. That meant the "not necessarily bottom three" were Kellie and Derek, Jacoby and Karina, and Sean and Peta.

First "jeopardized couple" on to next week were - wait for it - KELLIE AND DEREK! That sound you heard in the background was North Carolina breathing a huge sigh of relief. That meant the "not necessarily bottom two" were Jacoby and Karina, and Sean and Peta, and, if you were now guessing that Sean and Peta would be packing for the Bye Bye Train, you would have been correctomundo. Sean was gracious in thanking everyone for "the best journey of his life."

The themes for one of next week's two dances, as voted on by the viewers, were also announced - Kellie and Derek will do the flamenco, Ingo and Kym will do a charleston, Zendaya and Val will do hip hop, Aly and Val asked for and got Afro jazz, and Jacoby and Karina will Lindy hop. Sean and Peta would have done disco had they made it through.

One last comment. Huge props to both Kellie and Derek for their reactions to Len's boorish critique of their paso. As Kellie said, "Everybody likes their coffee different." Well, yes, but that paso was dern good coffee no matter how you like it.

-Lenni G

DWTS: A grumpy judge turns on Kellie Pickler

Our "Dancing with the Stars" correspondent Lenni G has a recap of last night's show -- and she's not happy with judge Len Goodman!

Lenni G:The six remaining couples did two dances last night - a traditional format for round one and a trio routine for round two, which featured the star and two pros dancing together. As usual, I'll start with our home girl, Kellie Pickler.

Round One - Kellie and Derek's Viennese waltz was just way beyond gorgeous. Bruno called it a "thing of beauty." Len said it was sophisticated, lovely and lyrical. Carrie Ann said Kellie finally went beyond just doing the steps and brought pure emotion to the dance. Yes she did, CA, yes she did. Judges scores - 9's from Carrie Ann and Len, 10 from Bruno for a total of 28.

Trio Round - Kellie, Derek and guest pro, Tristan, did an incredible paso doble. I really mean it - it was in-freaking-credible. Bruno called it, "Masterpiece Theater," pointing out the high art and high drama. Carrie Ann gave our girl a huge hug, telling her she was totally into the dance, and just "FANTASTIC."

And then, this happened: Len said he "expected more," which I thought would be followed by, "and I got it." But no, Super Grump Len continued his negative rant saying, "It was a hodgepodge of moves, flashing lights and crashing music." Carrie Ann and Bruno went off on Len just like I would have, had I been there. I so wish I had been there. And, Len wasn't done yet - after Bruno and Carrie Ann gave the routine 10's, Len pulled out the 7 paddle. I was just incredulous as was everyone else. What were you watching, Grump? You know that was a 10 and should have been a perfect 30. So, taking the two rounds together, Kellie scored a total of 55 for the night. Shame on you, Len. Moving on ...

Zendaya and Val started the night with a really good fox trot. Len said it was an amazing performance. Bruno called it, "pure, graceful, light and breezy." Carrie Ann felt it started slowly but then just "took her breath away." Judges scores - 9's from Bruno and Carrie Ann, 10 from Len for a total of 28.

Trio Round - Zendaya, Val and guest pro, Gleb, danced the salsa to die for. Len said Zendaya was the real star of the three dancers. Bruno found it, "amazing, sizzling and dazzling. (Note the clever use of words with "z's".) Carrie Ann called her the queen of salsa. Yep, she is. Judges scores - 10's from all three for a perfect 30 (the first perfect score of the season) and a grand total of 58 for the night.

Sean and Peta's tango didn't get it for me or the judges. Bruno though it started well and and then went downhill from there. Carrie Ann pointed out Sean's inconsistency and the fact that, once again, he lost rhythm and musicality. Len's final word was that it was, "Ugly." Now that's harsh. Judges scores - 7's from all three for a total of 21.

Trio Round - Sean, Peta and guest pro, Sharna, did a jazz number that, as Bruno said, mixed the "magic of the girls with the tragic of Sean. Carrie Ann said it was, "out of sync." Totally. Len said Sean's attack was in, but his style was out. Way out. Judges scores - 7's from all three for a total of 21 and a grand total of 42.

Jacoby surprised again in his Viennese waltz with Karina. Carrie Ann called it stunning and smooth. Len said, "I was looking and you were cooking." Bruno said he was just as happy as Jacoby's Mom. And yes, Mom was in the audience again showing off some really good moves of her own. Judges scores - 9's from all three for a total of 27.

Trio Round - Jacoby, Karina and guest pro, Cheryl, did a hugely dynamic paso doble. Carrie Ann told Jacoby he really took care of his women. Len commented on his fantastic presence and the fact that he has gone from "pretender to contender" in the competition. Bruno thought it was, "Raw, powerful and untamed." Judges scores - 8's from Carrie Ann and Bruno, 9 from Len for a total of 25 and a grand total of 52.

Ingo and Kym's fox trot ending up being really good despite a really shaky rehearsal week for Ingo. Len loved his ease of movement. Bruno said he went "flat out on the fox trot. Carrie Ann compared his casual dancing quality to that of Gene Kelly. Oh my. Judges scores - 9's from Carrie Ann and Len, 10 from Bruno for a total of 28.

Trio Round - Ingo, Kym and guest pro, Lindsay, did a really nice jive. Len called it, "Full on fun." Bruno loved the great energy, but felt it need to be sharper and tighter. Carrie Ann said it brought back "Andy Fun," as in entertaining star dancer, Andy Dick. Judges scores - 8's from all three for a total of 24 and a grand total of 48.

Aly showed just how far she has come this season in her Argentine tango with Mark. As Carrie Ann said, she has become a "focused, fiery and passionate dancer." Len loved the mood and the seductive atmosphere of the dance. And I'm with Bruno here who said, "I had no idea you (Aly) could be so good at being bad." Yes! From Olympic gymnast to harlot - Wow! Judges scores - 9 from Carrie Ann, 10's from Len and Bruno for a total of 29.

Trio Round - Aly, Mark and guest pro, Henry, did the jive and did it well! Carrie Ann once again pointed out how consistent and truly competent Aly has become as a dancer. Bruno thought it was a terrific number. It was. Len also commented on how much she has grown. Judges scores - 9's from all three for a total of 27 and a grand total of 56.

My biggest wish for tonight's results show - Kellie, Derek and Tristan doing an encore of their paso doble. Wouldn't that just frost Super Grump's cake!

Lenni G

DWTS results: Some inspiration before the elimination

Our "Dancing with the Stars" correspondent Lenni G has thoughts on the latest dancer sent home from the show.

Lenni G:In what had to be one of the most inspirational results shows ever, DWTS featured an interview with Adrianne Haslet, the young dancer who lost her foot and part of her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. After hearing her speak and seeing the progress she has made already, I'm just as convinced as she is that she will dance again. Heartfelt thanks to all at DWTS and ABC for their involvement in Adrianne's journey back to the ballroom.

On to the results -

Couples declared safe were Kellie and Derek, Zendaya and Val, Aly and Mark, Sean and Peta, and Jacoby and Karina, leaving Ingo and Kym, and Andy and Sharna in the bottom two. After 6 weeks of really surprising saves, Andy and Sharna were finally eliminated. Have to give huge props to Andy for making us all believe that he has turned his life around thanks to this competition. Also have to give just as huge props to his partner, Sharna, who was always there for him.

Tune in next Monday for performances by the Top 6 couples.

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