And then there were two. After weeks of competition, we’re finally at the Dolby Theatre, formerly known as the Kodak, to crown the Season 12 winner. Kree Harrison and Candice Glover face off for one final time. One of them will be the first female American Idol winner since Season 6′s Jordin Sparks. In fact, it’s the first all-female finale since Season 3 when Fantasia beat Diana DeGarmo. Barrino got a reality show and DeGarmo got Ace Young ;) Who’s the real winner?
Each lady sang three songs apiece- Simon Fuller’s pick, their potential coronation song and their favorite performance. Even though Kree won the coin toss, she elected to go first. Silly girl. It’s all about the last spot. Minus the unnecessary Carly Rae Jepsen performance (couldn’t they wait til the results show), it was a solid night. Check out all the performances below and be sure to weigh in on who should win.
After FOX and NBC presented at the Fall 2013 Upfronts, it was the alphabet network’s turn. Out of the three major broadcast networks to show off their new shows, IMHO I think ABC has the strongest chance of scoring breakout hits. Not only do they have the highly-anticipated Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but they also have the Once Upon A Time spinoff and Rebel Wilson’s foray to series to television.
The biggest reveal though from ABC is the fact they’re cutting the Dancing With The Stars results show. Does this mean the judges will have more control, will there be fewer contestants and exactly how will this affect eliminations? ABC didn’t reveal too much at the presentation, so we’ll have to wait til Fall. If you’re a fan of the results show, tonight’s results show will be your last taste of it.
The dramas I’m looking most forward to are the aforementioned Marvel show, the OUAT spinoff, Lucky 7- about a group of gas station lottery winners- and Resurrection- about a boy presumed dead who reappears years later as the same age. Too bad, the latter isn’t on the schedule til midseason. It looks way better than Betrayal which received the coveted post-Revenge slot. Out of the comedies, clearly I’m excited for Rebel’s Super Fun Night and Mixology which comes from the creators of the Hangover films. Check out all the trailers below and be sure to comment on which show you’re most excited to sample.
Like it or not, Christina Aguilera is taking back what’s hers. TVLine.com reports the 32-year-old is officially returning to The Voice for Season 5. She took a break this season to promote her latest album Lotus. Rumor has it that she’s receiving $17 million to sit her butt back in those red swivel chairs.
Truth be told, I’m a little surprised she’s coming back and for that hefty salary. Ratings have actually increased and not dropped with the addition of Usher and Shakira. What does this mean for the “Hips Don’t Like” singer? With her in the midst of producing her own album, she’ll probably go on tour to promote it. I wonder if this means Cee Lo Green is also heading back. I like Green, but it’ll be interesting to see X-tina’s chemistry with Usher.
Are you excited to see Christina back? Do you think Shakira is a better judge/mentor? Sound off below.
My summer guilty pleasure The Bachelorette is almost here and I’m not as excited as I normally am. Desiree Hartsock isn’t a horrible choice, but she wasn’t my favorite from Sean Lowe’s season. I was hoping Lindsay Yenter would land the gig instead of the bridal stylist from Northglenn, Colorado. I’m sure her borderline lunatic brother helped secure the Bachelorette job. Who doesn’t love watching a little crazy awkward family tension? Catch all the action and drama when The Bachelorette returns for a ninth season on May 27, 2013.
ABC just released the 25 suitors hoping to win Desiree’s heart or should I say “hartsock.” I’m sure a couple of them would be satisfied scoring the next Bachelor season instead of sweeping Desiree off her feet. Check out all the dudes below, along with the rumored FINAL 4, and the guys I would take on a hometown date. Be sure to cast your votes on your favorite(s) and leave me some feedback in the comments section.
FOX was the second network to present at the Fall 2013 upfronts. Even though the network is adding five new comedies and four new dramas, the biggest news was the return of Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. 24: Live Another Day will still follow a day in the life of Bauer but will only be 12 episodes and premiere during the summer of 2014.
Sutherland isn’t the only big name on FOX’s 2013-2014 schedule. M. Night Shyamalan, JJ Abrams, Seth MacFarlane, Christopher Meloni and Greg Kinnear are all part of FOX’s new offerings. The standout comedies for me include Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Andy Samberg) and Us & Them (Alexis Bledel). The dramas I’m looking most forward to are Sleepy Hollow which resurrects Ichabod Crane in present day and Almost Human from JJ Abrams. Candidates for early cancellation are Rake and Dads. Not that I’m an expert, but I was 2-for-2 when predicting the first two shows canceled this season. Check out all of FOX’s new shows below and be sure to leave your comments on which ones pique your interest.
Ryan Murphy already had me when he announced Kathy Bates was taking part in American Horror Story: Coven. Then he curried more favor with the addition of Gabourey Sidibe. He’s officially hooked me line and sinker with his latest casting news. In his usual fashion, Murphy made the announcement via Twitter.
“Two legends are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven — Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!”
Are you kidding me? Bassett and LuPone in addition to Bates and Jessica Lange. Talk about a spellbinding cast. Definitely fitting given the third iteration of the FX series is reportedly about witches.
Bassett earned an Oscar nod for 1993′s What’s Love Got to Do With It. While she’s mostly appeared in motion films, she’s also appeared on the small screen in such shows as ER and Alias. LuPone won Tony Awards for her role as Eva Peron in 1979′s Evita and as Mama Rose in 2008′s Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Her TV credits include episodes of Army Wives, 30 Rock and Frasier. Excited about the addition of Angela and Patti? Sound off below.
Another season of So You Think You Dance premieres tomorrow. Can you believe it’s the tenth season? It just seems like yesterday when the dancing competition began. In its inaugural season, it was all about crowning America’s Best Dancer. Realizing it was just one big popularity contest, it quickly changed to America’s favorite dancer. For the purpose of this post, it’s all about crowning America’s hottest dancer. My kind of contest.
Over the years, FOX’s dancing competition has featured a bevy of flexible studs, dropping it like it’s hot while shirtless and sweaty. Every season there seems to be one or a couple male contestants that captivate the hearts and eyes of teenage girls and horny gay men everywhere. I decided to go back through all the seasons and pick the Top 15 hottest male dancers to ever compete on the show. Will recently-anointed winner Chehon Wespi-Teschopp make the cut? One particular season dominated my list, owning all Top 3 slots. Find out which one and my HOTTEST pick below.
Next to September, this is my favorite time of year when it comes to network television. It’s the time of the year when networks clean house and strut out their brand new offerings, hoping to score a breakout hit. Realistically, most will get the axe and probably some won’t even see the light of day. Just look at NBC. Out of all the networks, they have the most to prove. After starting out strong last Fall, the peacock network stumbled in the Spring. Only two comedies were renewed, Parks and Recreation and Community.
New for the Fall are six comedies, eight dramas and three reality shows. From the trailers that have been released, The Blacklist, Dracula, Welcome To The Family look the most promising. As much as I want to see Sean Hayes and Michael J Fox’s respective comeback vehicles to do well, I think they’ll suffer the same fate Matthew Perry’s Go On experienced. Strong sampling but all downhill from there. Check out the trailers and descriptions below. Be sure to share your thoughts on which shows have the potential to be hits and which are surefire bombs.