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ABC Family Offers ‘Becoming Us’ Sneak Peek in Exchange for Tweets

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ahead of next week’s premiere of “Becoming Us,” ABC Family has partnered with Pflag (formerly Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) on a Twitter campaign to build support for and awareness of the Lgbtq community. The project asks Twitter users to pledge their support with a pre-written tweet using the hashtag #Ally4EqualityPledge. Those who participate will receive a reply with a 10-minute clip from “Becoming Us.” Ryan Seacrest, executive producer of the show, tweeted his support for the campaign and encouraged his followers to participate. Also Read: 'What's the Deal?' With Summer TV: TheWrap's Jeff »

- Reid Nakamura

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ABC Family Releases ‘Becoming Us’ Sneak Peek Via Twitter Campaign

27 May 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC Family is offering a nine-and-a-half-minute sneak peek at its upcoming reality show “Becoming Us” to every user that takes a pledge on Twitter to support the Lgbt community.

The campaign, which runs until June 1, asks users to pledge their support for the Lgbt community by sending a pre-written tweet. Once a user sends the tweet they will receive a reply containing the preview.

The pledge is a partnership with Twitter and Pflag National, an Lgbt advocacy group. This is the first time Twitter has powered this kind of pledge tied to the Lgbt community.

From Ryan Seacrest Prods., “Becoming Us” is a reality show about a teenage boy grappling with his father’s transition to a woman. It accompanies a number of recently slated TV shows that highlight the transgender community including TLC’s “All That Jazz” and an unscripted series from the Discovery Life channel “New Girls on the Block. »

- Seth Kelley

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Why networks are betting big on game shows again

27 May 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Price Is Right, Jeopardy and Wheel Of Fortune have been on our screens for decades, but now executives are hoping the next breed of shows will take off

One of the best things about summer vacation as a child was getting to stay home and watch The Price Is Right, Sale of the Century or Hollywood Squares during the day. Now everyone who misses those summer game shows will be able to get their fix, but in primetime instead of during daylight hours.

Last week, ABC launched 500 Questions, a pumped-up traditional game show, and this week signals the return of Fox’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, the debut of Fear Factor-esque Bullseye, also on Fox, and CBS’s The Briefcase, more of a reality show than a game show, but there is still $200,000 at stake. Later this summer, ABC will kick off a new season »

- Brian Moylan

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Ryan Seacrest to Host New Fox Series ‘Knock Knock Live’

26 May 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest will host and executive produce “Knock Knock Live,” a Fox summer reality show that grants wishes to unsuspecting people. The weekly reality event, premiering live July 21 at 9 p.m. Et, enlists friends, families, neighbors and celebrities to help grant wishes with a “knock knock” on the door. While Seacrest stays in the Los Angeles-based studio, a “Knock Knock Live” team will travel across the country, one city at a time, to grant cash prizes, give unsuspecting people a chance to meet their favorite celebrities, and fulfill other wishes that might have seemed unimaginable previously. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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TVLine Items: Seacrest Plays Host Again, Critics' Choice Honorees & More

26 May 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Like a moth to a flame spotlight, Ryan Seacrest has been drawn to another reality TV opportunity.

The ubiquitous emcee — whose longtime American Idol hosting gig ends in 2016  — will next oversee Fox’s Knock Knock Live, the network announced Tuesday.

RelatedAmerican Idol: How Fox Failed Its Golden Goose — and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Pull the Plug

The unscripted series will take place around the country, where unsuspecting people will receive a knock at their front doors and a chance to win cash prizes, meet their favorite celebrities or earn other major rewards. (Think Publishers Clearing House, »

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Ryan Seacrest to Host New Fox Reality Show ‘Knock Knock Live’

26 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As American Idol prepares to begin its final season next January, Ryan Seacrest has already got another hosting gig on Fox lined up. Beginning in July, Seacrest will serve as the host for the network’s new reality series Knock Knock Live, which, unlike Idol, isn’t a competition series but a game show of sorts, where people from all over the United States have a chance to win. Knock Knock Live comes from Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Each week, Seacrest will present the show from its “mission control” studio in Los Angeles. From there, he guides a team of co-hosts who show up completely unannounced at various locations across the country. Per Fox, “in every episode, several lucky viewers all over the United States will get the coveted door knock, and once the doors open…Bam…they’re on live »

- Chris King

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Ryan Seacrest to Host Fox Summer Series ‘Knock Knock Live’

26 May 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ryan Seacrest is set to make someone’s dreams come true this summer.

The “American Idol” host has signed on to host and exec produce “Knock Knock Live.” Fox’s upcoming summer reality series enlists friends, families, neighbors and celebrities as it knocks on participants’ doors to surprise them with anything from a chance to play basketball with an NBA great to a cash windfall.

We’re launching a new show called #KnockKnock Live on @Foxtv and urs truly is hosting :)

Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 26, 2015

basically its live tv and we’re gonna surprise unexpecting people at their front door w/ opps to win cash, meet celebs and more #knockknock

Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 26, 2015

In addition to “Idol,” Seacrest is also host and executive producer of ABC’s annual “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.” His credits also include “Million Second Quiz, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Ryan Seacrest To Host ‘Knock Knock Live’ For Fox This Summer

26 May 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ryan Seacrest will try to launch another reality hit on Fox in the summer. The network announced this morning it will debut Knock Knock Live, on Tuesday, July 21. Seacrest will stay in a Los Angeles-based studio while a “Knock Knock Live team” travels the country to knock on people’s door and offer them a chance to win a big cash prize, meet their fave celebrity, have a concert on their front lawn, win courtside seats, etc. just for correctly naming nine kids who live on… »

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Why '500 Questions' is the trivia experience TV needs

21 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I am a game show zealot. I believe in the umber glow of Chuck Woolery and the sneering capabilities of Paul Lynde. I'm also a rabid fan of trivia; I was on "Jeopardy!" a couple weeks ago and Gsn's "The Chase" before that. Every time network TV rolls out a new primetime trivia-based game show, I'm listening and hopeful and there -- and I have three spring-loaded requests: 1) Please, Jesus, anything but more "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"-type lighting; 2) Good lord, no more multiple choice questions; 3) Make me love you, new show. I want to love you. Embrace me, you child. Last year we got the Ryan Seacrest-hosted "Million Second Quiz," a multiple-choice bonanza with "Millionaire" lighting that was tedious and unchallenging (read: not lovable). You can understand my devastation there. "500 Questions" is this year's new primetime trivia attempt. Hosted by CNN journalist Richard Quest, "500 Questions" airs »

- Louis Virtel

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6 Things You Won't See Anymore on Network TV

15 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week's "upfront" presentations, where the TV networks touted their 2015-16 slates to advertisers, told us a lot about what we''ll be seeing this fall -- and in the next couple of years, for that matter. What went unmentioned, of course, is what we won't be seeing.

It's not just shows that have been canceled, including some that have been on the air since forever. It's also some seemingly indispensable performers and even entire genres of TV fare that are disappearing. Here are some of the things you'll be missing on broadcast TV in the near future.

"American Idol" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Yeah, we still have one more season of "Idol"' which Fox is pretending is a victory lap instead of a last-gasp cash grab. Is anyone going to be sorry to see it go? Is anyone still entertained by the witticisms of Ryan Seacrest, the sparkling repartee among the judges, »

- Gary Susman

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Kourtney Kardashian Channels Her Inner Britney Spears

14 May 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Kourtney Kardashian poses with a giant python - HuffPost Entertainment North West can't wait to have a little sibling - Ok! Melissa Rivers opens up about Kathy Griffin on Fashion Police - Us Weekly Jane Fonda shares her sexual history over the years - Et Check out Diddy's extravagant mansion in New Jersey - Gossip Girl Amy Winehouse documentary revealed at Cannes - Lainey Gossip Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande team up for a cute duet - BuzzFeed Ryan Seacrest shares his post-American Idol plans - People 11 Game of Thrones flashcards to get you up to date - The Frisky 5 realities of animating shows like The Simpsons - Cracked »

- Erika-Sanchez

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Dunkleman's 'Idol' Invite

14 May 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Brian Dunkleman – you are wanted by Ryan Seacrest!

Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez caught up with the "American Idol" host at the Season 14 finale on Wednesday (where Nick Fradiani was crowned Season 14 champ), and Ryan extended an invite to his former co-host for the upcoming final season of the Fox reality series.

"Here's an invitation. Brian you're welcome to come back and hang man," Ryan told Access of Brian, who only co-hosted for the first season of the singing competition series.

Read: ‘American Idol’ Crowns Second-To-Last Champion

"Believe me, I'd love it," ...

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‘American Idol’ Finale: Jamie Foxx, NKotB, Pitbull, the Jacksons Help Ring in Winner

13 May 2015 7:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read if you’ve not watched Wednesday’s episode of “American Idol”) The 14th winner of “American Idol” was crowned on Wednesday when Nick Fradiani beat out Clark Beckham to take the title in the next to last season of the Fox singing competition. But before the aspiring star had his name announced by host Ryan Seacrest and got to perform his upcoming single “Beautiful Life” to the cheering crowd, a slew of hot artists amped up the excitement at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. More highly anticipated than the result itself was a performance »

- Debbie Emery

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'American Idol' Crowns 14th Champion

13 May 2015 7:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tonight's American Idol season-14 finale opened with finalists Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani singing "Centuries" alongside Fall Out Boy. But only one can go down in history as the next American Idol — although being remembered for centuries might be a tad optimistic. But of course, before Ryan Seacrest got to the results, American Idol packed in two hours of exciting performances with season-14 contestants, judges and huge stars from the music industry. To kick things off, fifth-place contestant Tyanna Jones performed a medley with The Jacksons, and it was a stark reminder that Jones should have

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- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

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American Idol Recap: The Winner Is... Plus —  Season 14 Finale Awards!

13 May 2015 7:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A good American Idol finale is kind of like the Fountain of Youth — and that’s not only a reference to 43-year-old Ricky Martin, 45-year-old J.Lo and 44-year-old Jordan Knight taking the stage and looking like they halted the aging process back in the late ’90s.

RelatedAmerican Idol: How Fox Failed Its Golden Goose — and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Pull the Plug

After 13 grueling weeks of voting — encompassing some 250 competitive performances and a pupu platter of “Wait! Noooo!” eliminations — it’d be easy for even the most committed Idoloonie to feel drained, dazed and depleted. »

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 14 Finale - Nick versus Clark - Who wins?

13 May 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Nick or Clark? Clark or Nick? Who will be crowned our 14th and penultimate "American Idol" winner? And why must it take 126 minutes to find out? When "American Idol" was a colossus straddling the TV landscape, this sort of bloated spectacle wasn't just justified, it was practically necessary for Fox. Milk every blessed second out of "American Idol"!  But Tuesday night's performance finale lost to "Undateable" in the 18-49 demo. That's a bit sad. But maybe ratings will still perk up for the actual finale. Follow along with me as we go on this lengthy journey to either Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani's confetti-filled coronation... 8:00 p.m. Et. Nick and Clark are joining Fall Out Boy for a rousing show-opening rendition of "Centuries." Neither seems exactly sure whether or not they're the stars of this this particular performance. Clark in particular lingers in the background in discomfort waiting »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Go Valley Girl In "Pretty Girls" Music Video

13 May 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Britney Spears is giving us flashbacks to her "Trl" days in the new music video for "Pretty Girls," where she dances her butt off alongside Iggy Azalea. The premise of the film is straight outta "Earth Girls Are Easy," with Iggy's alien character crash landing into Britney's pool in the San Fernando Valley. A makeover and some linguistic lessons later, Iggy's a full blown Valley Girl -- as both singers don wild '80s getups as they cruise along Ventura Boulevard. Cringeworthy acting and product placement aside, this might be one of Britney's best videos in recent years, or at least the most fun. She seriously looks like she's having a good time here ... and, for someone who doesn't dance as well as she used to, she's killing it here. "I love her work and I had an idea to do like a really girl power, fun Valley girl video, »

- tooFab Staff

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American Idol Season 14 Performance Finale Recap: That Thing You Dude

12 May 2015 7:26 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Those of you who enjoy the crack of a baseball bat against the ribs must’ve loved the opening segment of American Idol‘s Season 14 performance finale.

RelatedAmerican Idol: How Fox Failed Its Golden Goose — and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Pull the Plug

Clark Backham, Jax and Nick Fradiani began the hour dangled like slabs of meat above the lion’s cage, grimly accepting that one of ’em — despite having spent the week preparing a whopping three performances — was going to be unceremoniously dropped, his or her shrieks of agony drowned out by the cheering »

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 14 - Tuesday Finale - Top 2 Revealed

12 May 2015 5:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's a night of penultimates on "American Idol." Tuesday (May 12) is the season's penultimate episode as we wait to see which two contestants will be competing on Wednesday night to become the penultimate winner in "American Idol" history. Yup, Fox announced on Monday that "American Idol" will end after next season. Let's see how Ryan Seacrest and company acknowledge the end of the road and who goes home in this showdown between Jax, Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani... 8:59 p.m. Et. No clue what tonight's format is going to be. Are only the two Finalists performing? So will we open with an elimination? I guess we're about to find out. 9:01 p.m. We're at the Dolby Theatre and we're getting to the results Right Here, Right Now. A gigantic nerd delivers the results.  9:02 p.m. Between two of them, the vote came down to less that 0.4% of a vote. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Simon Cowell Gives Shout-Out to Original Co-Host Brian Dunkleman in ‘American Idol’ Tribute

12 May 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Simon Cowell gushed — as much as the famously acerbic TV personality can — about his time on Fox’s “American Idol,” which the network announced Monday would end after its upcoming 15th season. “We had a blast! Me, Paula, Randy, Ryan – and not forgetting Brian,” Cowell told People, name-checking first season co-host, Brian Dunkleman, along with Cowell’s longtime costars Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest. “Thanks to the fans we were able to make some great shows and found some amazing artists,” he said. “Fox took a risk on a brand new show, and I want to thank them for. »

- Deborah Day

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