'American Idol Live!' 2013 Concert Review: Highs, Lows and Headscratchers from Newark, N.J.!

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The “American Idol Live!” 2013 tour touched down in Newark, NJ, Wednesday night, with many of Season 12′s familiar themes — the undeniable awesomeness of Candice Glover and Kree Harrison, the inscrutable warbling of Lazaro Arbos (and its Pavlovian effect on teen girls) — in tact.

But that doesn’t mean there weren’t surprises — good and bad — from the Top 10 …READ MORE


Performer of the Week: Mads Mikkelsen

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A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

THE PERFORMER | Mads Mikkelsen

THE SHOW | NBC’s Hannibal

THE EPISODE | ”Savoureux” READ MORE


TV Season in Review: Breaks Are Bad, Gore Is Good, a Reality Check and More Lessons Learned

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As schedules for the 2013-14 TV season were unveiled this month, it became evident that the networks had gotten at least one message: Oft-interrupted TV seasons do no one any favors. Thus, CBS and Fox are dipping their toes in the water with “limited” series runs. But what other lessons can we learn from the season gone by? READ MORE


Oscars 2013: Rate Seth MacFarlane's Opening Monologue — With Special Guest James T. Kirk

THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS(r) - Seth MacFarlane will host "The 85th Annual Academy Awards," broadcasting live on Oscar(r) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013 on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

ABC’s broadcast of Sunday night’s Oscars opened with host Seth MacFarlane firing off a flurry of jokes ranging from funny to downright dry/borderline corny.

And that’s coming from me. READ MORE & VOTE


Super Bowl 2013: Reviewing the Commercials (From the 2nd Half) — Plus: Rewatch Them Here!

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It’s time for the Super Bowl (airing on CBS), where every year advertisers pony up big bucks to wave their wares in front of 100 million viewers.

Who drafted big stars to shill? Who went for laughs? Who tugged at heartstrings? And who went out of their way to remind us with a sledgehammer, “Sex sells”? REWATCH THE ADS & SOUND OFF


Super Bowl 2013: Reviewing the Commercials (From the 1st Half) — Plus: Rewatch Them Here!

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It’s time for the Super Bowl (airing on CBS), where every year advertisers pony up big bucks to wave their wares in front of 100 million viewers.

Who drafted big stars to shill? Who went for laughs? Who tugged at heartstrings? And who went out of their way to remind us with a sledgehammer, “Sex sells”? REWATCH THE ADS & SOUND OFF


First Impression: Do No Harm Presents a Doctor Who Can't Hyde from a Dark Secret

DO NO HARM -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: Steven Pasquale as Dr. Jason Cole/Ian Price -- (Photo by: Patrick Harbron/NBC)

There are more than a dozen scripted programs debuting in early 2013, including a quirk-free (!?) David E. Kelley dramaFelicity as a 1980s KGB spy and what The CW hopes will become a Cult hit. To help you re-prioritize your DVR, TVLine is offering First Impressions of several of the new shows. Next up on our list… READ MORE


Matt Damon Hijacks Jimmy Kimmel: Hit or Miss?

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE -On Thursday January 24th, Oscar winner Matt Damon exacted his revenge following a decade of torture by hijacking Kimmel's late night show and renaming it "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks." Damon showed Kimmel how it's done by packing his one-evening-only late night turn with comedy and a cavalcade of A-list stars. Damon replaced Kimmel's longtime sidekick Guillermo with legendary actor Andy Garcia, his best childhood friend and bandleader Cleto with multi-Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, and packed his couch with such Hollywood notables as Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore. Plus special guest appearances by comedians Robin Williams and Sarah Silverman. Even Ben Affleck stopped by to participate in the big night, though his allegiance was torn between childhood friend Damon and former paramour Kimmel. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on ABC. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES)
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Matt Damon‘s “abduction” of Jimmy Kimmel and subsequent takeover of his archenemy’s late-night ABC talker reeked of being gimmicky — the latest noisy ploy to draw attention to Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s new, earlier timeslot. And yet in its execution … READ MORE & WATCH CLIPS


First Impression: The Following Takes 'Killer Drama' to a (Too?) Dark New Extreme

THE FOLLOWING: A fast-paced psychological thriller that follows  former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon, R), who is called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll (James Purefoy, L), in the new drama THE FOLLOWING premiering Monday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

There are more than a dozen scripted programs debuting in early 2013, including a new riff on Jekyll and Hyde, Felicity as a 1980s KGB spy and a quirk-free (!?) David E. Kelley drama. To help you re-prioritize your DVR, TVLine is offering First Impressions of several of the new shows. Next up on our list… READ MORE


Performer of the Week: John Noble

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A new feature in which we spotlight the past week’s shining star

THE PERFORMER | John Noble

THE SHOW | Fringe (Fox)

THE EPISODE | “Liberty”/”An Enemy of Fate” READ MORE