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Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

Five quips from ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ season 2, episode 5: Chase turns 18

  • 10:01 am Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Chase celebrates his 18th birthday on the fifth episode of season 2 of "Chrisley Knows Best." CREDIT: USA

Chase turns 18 and wants to be like a peacock and “fly.” So his parents Todd and Julie pretend to charge him for services rendered like it’s “Hotel Chrisley.” “Bill or abide by their rules,” Todd says.

“The prices are ridiculous and I’m leaving,” Chase says. He moves to grandma Faye but then has to babysit Faye’s very aged friend Catherine and buy adult diapers at the pharmacy. He lasts four hours. “It felt like four days,” he says.

Here are show’s most notable quips:

“There ain’t nothin’ open after midnight except legs and the ER. And he’s going to stay out of [More]

Kyle Chrisley tells Daily Mail Todd Chrisley is a ‘snake’ who ‘stole’ his daughter

  • 8:36 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Todd Chrisley's family from season one, including Kyle (top right). CREDIT: USA

Kyle Chrisley is curiously absent from the second season of USA’s reality show “Chrisley Knows Best,” which debuted last week to solid ratings.

During the third episode that aired this past Tuesday, Atlanta patriarch Todd Chrisley said his son Kyle is suffering from drugs and alcohol and as a result, Kyle’s daughter Chloe is staying with the Chrisley family and not Kyle. It’s not  a flattering portrayal of Kyle.

In a scathing interview to the U.K. Daily Mail, Kyle responded, calling his dad “manipulative” and “vindictive,” “a snake who shut me out of my child’s life.”

He said he is fighting in [More]

‘Chrisley Knows Best’ recap: season 2, eps 3 and 4

  • 10:54 am Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Richard Ducree/USA Network)

For the second week in a row, we get a double dose of “Chrisley Knows Best” on USA. (It goes to once a week next week at 10 p.m. Tuesday.)

First up, Todd claims his ideal Father’s Day would be “peace and quiet.” “On Father’s Day, it should be against the law to be in any contact with the father,” he says.

Instead, the kids take him to Funopolis in Commerce. He’s skeptical. “Who wants to be spun around in a circle til you puke?” he says.

“Mama looks like Shamu over there,” Todd says while watching Faye on the water-based bumper [More]

Video: Talking ‘Walking Dead,’ CNN cuts, ‘Chrisley Knows Best’

  • 11:28 pm Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

CineStars’ Brittany Umar and I discuss “Walking Dead” fans rubbing elbows with the cast at Walker Stalker Con, CNN cutting 300 jobs and “Chrisley Knows Best” on USA.

Preview of USA’s ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ season two, debuting October 14

  • 11:38 am Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 14: (L-R) Chase Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley attend NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer TCA Tour day 2 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Todd Chrisley is technically a real person, but his “reality” show feels more like a sitcom. Season two of “Chrisley Knows Best,” which returns October 14, is no different from season one that way.  Chrisley is perpetually kvetching about everything and resisting change while his kids treat him as a man who is more bark than bite.

But deep down, he plays tough cop because he loves his family – and really, isn’t that all that matters? (Awww….)

The only thing missing is a laugh track.

Even the titles of the first two episodes airing night one sound like they could be [More]

USA’s ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars Roswell’s Todd Chrisley, a perfectionist with skeletons in his closet

  • 5:34 pm Friday, March 7th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Todd and Julie Christey of Roswell will debut on USA Network March 11 at 10 p.m. in "Chrisley Knows Best." CREDIT: USA

Todd Chrisley, on the new USA reality show “Chrisley Knows Best,” lives in a palatial 30,000 square foot home in Roswell with kids and wife Julie. He is dubbed “the patriarch of perfection” packed with quips galore.

The trailer includes a sampling: “She goes from Virgin Mary to Stripperella. We need to find a happy medium.”

“All oxygen was cut off your brain when you did that.”

“We don’t have to agree. If I don’t agree, that’s all that matters.”

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USA is selling the show as an ideal companion piece to “Modern Family” with the exasperated, overprotective dad dealing with [More]

Todd Chrisley, Atlanta multimillionaire, gets reality show on USA Network

  • 9:20 am Friday, December 20th, 2013 by Rodney Ho

USA Network, best known for dramas and wrestling,  is entering the reality world already well worn by VH1, A&E, History, Bravo and dozens of other networks and one of its first shows follows an Atlanta multimillionaire Todd Chrisley.

(Here’s an updated story on Chrisley. The show drew about 1 million viewers in the opening episodes Tuesday.)

Here’s how Hollywood Reporter (which broke the story) described the show:

The series follows the brash and outspoken Todd, his wife, Julie, and their five children — Lindsie, 24; Kyle, 22; Chase, 17; Savannah, 16; and Grayson, 7 — who live a seemingly perfect Southern [More]