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TVLine Items: 'Bonkers' Parks and Rec Finale Buzz, The Voice Enlists Chris Martin and More

The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "Parks And Recreation"

“Bonkers” and “chills” are just two of the words being used by the Parks and Recreation cast to describe the NBC comedy’s Season 6 finale (airing Thursday, April 24) — and it’s anyone’s guess where Season 7 could take us. READ MORE


The Voice Recap: Back in the Battles Again

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One of these days, I’m going to have a nightmare about The Voice Battle Rounds.

A tiny teenage diva bludgeoning a spritely, bespectacled competitor with a glory note — or a baseball bat. A twentysomething country stud choking out a musical barista with a deft bit of harmony — or his guitar strings. … READ MORE


The Voice Battle Rounds Recap: I Know Forever They'll Be Duettin', Duettin' [Updated]

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It’s time for The Voice Battle Rounds to come with a warning label: “Please ‘Steal’ Responsibly.”

Actually, maybe the show ought to consider rotating multiple kinds of cautions, like “Please Don’t Match Up Two of Your Best Singers (Then Whine About It Later).” And to the good folks at NBC, perhaps “Please Don’t Spoil for Viewers …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: A Shakeup at the Top on American Idol! (AKA Caleb, Jena and CJ Rise, Majesty and Sam Slip) Plus: The Latest Voice Standouts!

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It’s anybody’s game on Season 13 of American Idol – as evidenced by long-standing front-runners Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose landing in last week’s Bottom 3.

On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle (who’s performing in NYC this week at 54 Below, BTW) talk about why the aforementioned contestants deserved a good, solid …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Exclusive Video: First Look at Four Ferocious Battle Rounds Pairings!

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Old school vs new school. Young’un vs. young’un. “Watch your pitch” vs. “Be yourself.”

These are hints at just a few of the Battle Rounds matchups coming up on Season 6 of The Voice — and we’ve got your exclusive first-look. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: Battlefield Berths [Updated]

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Carson Daly kicked off the final installment of The Voice‘s Season 6 Blind Auditions by weirdly attempting to whip up a bit of competition where none existed: “Our coaches are deadlocked, with 11 artists — leaving each of them with one open spot to complete their teams,” the host observed, his use of “deadlocked” implying there might be some kind of bragging rights for filling out one’s roster first — as opposed to filling it out best. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


NBC Sets Season Finale Dates For The Blacklist, Community, Parenthood and More

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NBC has released its complete season finale schedule, beginning April 17 with Community (8/7c) and Parenthood (10/9c). READ MORE & SEE FULL SCHEDULE


The Voice Recap: Maybe Just One More Try?

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Fun fact: The Bachelor: After the Final Rose is airing as I write this sentence. But as a reality TV recapper, I’m “here for the right reasons.” And that means I am obligated to ignore the fameosexual horror show/absurdist comedy unfolding over on ABC, and instead report on Episode 5 of The Voice‘s sixth season.

OK, yes, maybe the water cooler convo tomorrow will focus on …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: Is American Idol Season 13 in Trouble? Plus: Defending 'Harsh Harry' and Questioning Randy Jackson's 'Mentoring'

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Seacrest, we have a problem.

American Idol‘s Season 13 Top 12 performance night wasn’t exactly a memorable one — not for the right reasons, anyhow — and it’s causing even long-time fans of Fox’s reality singing competition to wonder if the rewards of viewership are worth the investment of every Wednesday and Thursday from now through late May. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: Everybody Have Fun Tonight!

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Just when I start to think an episode of The Voice is getting as predictable as your average Bachelor nonsense — kiss, kiss, kiss, “right reasons,” cry, kiss, rose, elimination, repeat — producer Mark Burnett goes and throws us a curve ball.

Tonight’s installment of NBC’s singing competition focused largely on READ MORE & TAKE POLL