TVLine Items: NCIS Casting Scoop, Idol's Randy Jackson Puts Celebs to the Test and More
Things are really happening these days for NCIS’ Abby (played by Pauley Perrette). Not only will the team’s top-notch lab tech have her backstory explored in this Tuesday’s episode, but she’s also getting a visit from an old friend. READ MORE
J.Lo, Randy, Steven, & Ryan Officially Returning to Idol: What Changes Do You Want to See?
In what amounts to a very high-profile dotting of the i’s and crossing of the t’s, Fox announced this afternoon that Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Ryan Seacrest will all be back when American Idol‘s eleventh season kicks off Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. …READ MORE
MTV Renews America's Best Dance Crew
America’s Best Dance Crew has been renewed for a seventh season, MTV announced Friday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. READ MORE
TVLine Items: Idol's Randy Jackson Wants to Talk, Bachelor Pad Lands New Man, and More!
Is America ready for the Dawg to dominate daytime TV? Randy Jackson thinks so. READ MORE
Idoloonies: Randy Gets Nasty, New Favorites Emerge, and the Pimping Begins on Idol
It’s only week two of American Idol‘s tenth season, but the show’s producers are already commissioning full symphonies and setting off fireworks displays to alert us to their personal favorite contestants. That’s okay, though, because Idol without viewer outrage/irritation/consternation would only be half the fun. …READ MORE
American Idol Season 10 Premiere Recap: These Kids Are All Right!
If you’ve turned on a television since the end of the Holiday Eating Season, chances are you’ve seen Jennifer Hudson belting the message that “it’s a new dawn, a new day, a new life.” And while the newly svelte American Idol alum’s rendition of “Feeling Good” is part of a nifty ad campaign for Weight Watchers, J.Hud could just as easily be shilling for Idol itself, which returned tonight for its tenth season with new judges, a new positive outlook, and a new obsession with vocalists who were just finishing up second grade when Kelly Clarkson was learning the lyrics to “A Moment Like This.” …READ MORE
American Idol Season 10 Premiere: What Did You Think?
It’s a beautiful daaaaaay! Those were the lyrics that closed out Lee DeWyze’s season 9 victory march on American Idol, but they’re also mighty applicable at this very moment, given that the nation’s most popular reality competition returned to the airwaves in fine form tonight after a seven-and-a-half month hiatus. …READ MORE
American Idol Returns Wednesday: Six Ways We'd Improve Season 10!
The premiere of American Idol‘s hotly anticipated/anxiety-inducing tenth season is only a day away, and like a contestant on Bridalplasty, the show will be debuting a radically different face when its veil gets lifted this Wednesday at 8/7c.
It remains to be seen whether or not all the widely reported changes will ultimately reinvigorate or eviscerate Fox’s veteran ratings juggernaut, but regardless, I’ve got a little extra advice that I think will boost the chances that 2011 will be remembered as the year Idol got its groove back. Without further ado… …READ MORE
New American Idol Crew Meets The Press: 'We're Taking It Up a Notch'
Steven Tyler perhaps sums it up best when assaying the upcoming 10th – and rather different – season of America’s most watched TV program: “Idol is taking it up a notch. No more, no less.”
Among the changes American Idol has undergone since staging its underwhelming ninth season: Following much falderah, Simon Cowell has moved on, to shepherd the U.S. version of The X Factor (premiering this fall on Fox); both Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres also have vacated the dais; Nigel Lythgoe is back as an executive producer; and contestants will face new performance challenges throughout their journey.
Meeting the press for a 40-minute panel discussion at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Tuesday, here is what the judges and producers had to say about the “new” Idol. READ MORE