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On this day in pop culture history: Michael J. Fox said goodbye to ‘Spin City’

24 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

16 years ago today, Mike Flaherty bid adieu to City Hall and Michael J. Fox said goodbye to Spin City. It was the actor’s final episode as a regular on the ABC sitcom after playing the lead role since the show premiered in 1996. Fox had revealed to the public in 1998 his battle with Parkinson’s disease. As his symptoms worsened, during Spin City’s fourth season, Fox, then 38 years old, announced he would be leaving the show at the end of the season to spend more time with his family and to raise money for Parkinson's research and awareness. Spin City lasted another two seasons after Fox’s departure, with Charlie Sheen as the new lead. Fox did return for appearances in a few episodes in the final season. In that May 24, 2000 episode, the season 4 finale, Mike Flaherty fired himself to save everyone else on the mayor’s staff in the midst of a scandal, »

- Emily Rome

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The Lonesome Death of 'American Idol'

8 April 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

American Idol has a lot in common with the country it's named after — a swift rise, fueled by lofty populist ideals and naked aggression, world conquest, such giddy heights, then the tragic skid into despair and and it's all somehow Fox's fault. The end of the Idol empire should have been a much bigger deal. It should have been an event. But instead, last night's farewell episode just kind of dribbled away, like the final season overall. "Let's do a Bowie tribute, except instead of Adam Lambert or Fantasia, we'll »

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'American Idol' Crowns Final Winner

7 April 2016 7:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The farewell season finale of American Idol opened with a message from President Barack Obama, who used the opportunity to talk about the importance of voting. “I believe it should be almost as easy as voting for American Idol, and we’re working on that.” The first performance of the night came from the farewell season’s Top 10, who sang “One Voice” by Barry Manilow. Over the course of the song, they were gradually joined by past Idol winners and contestants, including Kellie Pickler, Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Constantine Maroulis and others. Idol host Ryan Seacrest walked out onto the

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- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

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The Ultimate American Idol Finale Flashback Playlist - All the Past Winners Perform Their Coronation Songs

7 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

And the next American Idol is... Well, that hasn't been announced yet. But "whoever wins will be the bookend to a legacy that started with Kelly Clarkson," says host Ryan Seacrest, who is featured in the current issue of People. "People will always remember the first winner and the last winner." But before either La'Porsha Renae or Trent Harmon becomes the fifteenth (and final) Idol, People has compiled videos of the past 14 winners singing their coronation songs. Read on for all the thrilling moments. 2002 - Kelly Clarkson performs "A Moment Like This" 2003 - Ruben Studdard performs "Flying Without Wings" 2004 - »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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The Ultimate American Idol Finale Flashback Playlist - All the Past Winners Perform Their Coronation Songs

7 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

And the next American Idol is... Well, that hasn't been announced yet. But "whoever wins will be the bookend to a legacy that started with Kelly Clarkson," says host Ryan Seacrest, who is featured in the current issue of People. "People will always remember the first winner and the last winner." But before either La'Porsha Renae or Trent Harmon becomes the fifteenth (and final) Idol, People has compiled videos of the past 14 winners singing their coronation songs. Read on for all the thrilling moments. 2002 - Kelly Clarkson performs "A Moment Like This" 2003 - Ruben Studdard performs "Flying Without Wings" 2004 - »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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And So We Say Goodbye to American Idol: The People Review

6 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In spring 2007, American Idol had what could be called its Donald Trump moment. The sixth season of Fox's make-me-a-pop-superstar/talent-show juggernaut had acquainted millions of Americans with a contestant named Sanjaya Malakar. He was a sweet, mildly talented and - at some fundamental level - rather silly 17-year-old. Judge Simon Cowell regarded him as a waste of time and undeserving of a continued spot on the Idol stage. And yet he stayed. Viewers kept voting to keep him in the competition. Why? It would have been one thing if gangly, smiling Sanjaya were merely an underdog. Except that he was, »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattot

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And So We Say Goodbye to American Idol: The People Review

6 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In spring 2007, American Idol had what could be called its Donald Trump moment. The sixth season of Fox's make-me-a-pop-superstar/talent-show juggernaut had acquainted millions of Americans with a contestant named Sanjaya Malakar. He was a sweet, mildly talented and - at some fundamental level - rather silly 17-year-old. Judge Simon Cowell regarded him as a waste of time and undeserving of a continued spot on the Idol stage. And yet he stayed. Viewers kept voting to keep him in the competition. Why? It would have been one thing if gangly, smiling Sanjaya were merely an underdog. Except that he was, »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattot

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Lip Sync Battle: Watch Katharine McPhee “Shake It Fast” Against Jason Derulo

6 April 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

With American Idol coming to an end tomorrow night, many viewers (including myself, although I haven’t watched the show in years) have been thinking back on some of their favorite Idol finalists, and without a doubt, one of my all-time favorites has to be Katharine McPhee. Since coming in second to Taylor Hicks (Soul Patrol!) during American Idol Season 5, McPhee has gone on to appear in a few films and star in a couple of television series, including the NBC musical Smash and, currently, the CBS drama Scorpion. However, tomorrow night she’ll (sort of) get back to her singing roots as she appears on Spike’s Lip Sync

Lip Sync Battle: Watch Katharine McPhee “Shake It Fast” Against Jason Derulo »

- Chris King

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Chris Daughtry on American Idol Finale: 'They're Going Out on a High Note'

4 April 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American Idol is ending its 15-season run and alum Chris Daughtry has a lot of feelings about it. "It's coming to an end, man," Daughtry told People at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. "Lights out! Or actually lights up, everybody go home!" He added, "It's bittersweet. I got a lot of good memories about it from the show, my season in particular. I feel like this season, from what I've seen in the last few, has been extremely entertaining. I think they're going out on a high note." Daughtry, who placed fourth in the fifth season, won't be the »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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Chris Daughtry on American Idol Finale: 'They're Going Out on a High Note'

4 April 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American Idol is ending its 15-season run and alum Chris Daughtry has a lot of feelings about it. "It's coming to an end, man," Daughtry told People at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. "Lights out! Or actually lights up, everybody go home!" He added, "It's bittersweet. I got a lot of good memories about it from the show, my season in particular. I feel like this season, from what I've seen in the last few, has been extremely entertaining. I think they're going out on a high note." Daughtry, who placed fourth in the fifth season, won't be the »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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Lip Sync Battle: Jason Derulo Is a “Super Freak” Against Katharine McPhee

4 April 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Singer Jason Derulo will be facing off against a former American Idol finalist in this week’s all-new Lip Sync Battle. The “Wiggle” and “Talk Dirty” singer will be battling Katharine McPhee, who came in second in American Idol Season 5 to Taylor Hicks (Soul Patrol, right guys?) and has since starred in the NBC musical Smash and currently the CBS drama Scorpion. Both Derulo and McPhee are pretty terrific singers, but since this is Lip Sync Battle, we won’t be hearing either of their actual voices. Instead, viewers will watch as they mouth along to some of the best and most memorable songs out there, probably while wearing some

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- Chris King

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Ratings: ‘Rush Hour’ Opens Modestly for CBS; ABC’s ‘The Catch’ Dips in Week Two

1 April 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On a Thursday that included the return of CBS heavyweight “The Big Bang Theory” and rising numbers one of the final installments of Fox’s “American Idol,” much of the night’s ratings focus was on 10 o’clock hour, where three first year-dramas went head-to-head and delivered similarly modest demo scores. Opposite the finale of NBC’s rock-solid and already-renewed “Shades of Blue,” CBS introduced action comedy “Rush Hour” to soft numbers while ABC’s “The Catch” dropped slightly from its lackluster debut, helped out this week by a stronger “Scandal” lead-in.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, NBC’s “Shades of Blue” ended its 13-episode run with a 1.1 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers overall, up a tenth from recent weeks for its top score since Feb. 18. The show has impressed by holding steady despite the start of Daylight Saving Time and a repeat lead-in in recent weeks; last night, »

- Rick Kissell

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Jennifer Hudson Joins the Long List of American Idol Alumni Returning for Series Finale

30 March 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

And we're telling you, she's coming back! Former American Idol and Dreamgirls star will perform on the upcoming series finale, People can reveal exclusively. The Academy Award winner first auditioned for the reality singing competition in 2003 and placed seventh on the show's third season.And Hudson - who will pre-tape her performance because she is currently starring in The Color Purple on Broadway - won't be the only familiar face returning for Idol's fifteenth (and final) farewell. For more on Idol, pick up People's The Best of American Idol collector's edition issue, on sale now. Other alumni appearing on »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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TVLine Items: Idol Faves Join Finale, 'Welcome to Hulu, The O.C.' and More

24 March 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Before crowning its final champion, American Idol will welcome back two of its most successful victors.

Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are set to perform on Idol’s series finale, airing Thursday, April 7, at 8/7c. The divas will take the stage as part of Fox’s three-night Grand Finale event, beginning with the 90-minute retrospective American Idol: American Dream on Tuesday, April 5, at 8 pm.

RelatedAmerican Idol: Get the Full Set List for Sia Songbook/American Rock Night!

The last-ever performance show will then air April 6 at 8 pm, leading up to Idol‘s swan song the following night. »

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Fox Sets Three-Night Grand Finale Week for ‘American Idol’

24 March 2016 12:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has put the finishing touches on its “American Idol” series finale plans, on Thursday announcing a three-night event that will feature performances and surprise appearances by successful alums and a 90-minute retrospective of the series that changed the face of television during its 15-season run.

As previously announced, the series finale of “American Idol” is set for Thursday, April 7 and will live air from 8 to 10:06 p.m. Et/tape-delayed in the West. The evening will include performances from winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, returning to the “Idol” stage one last time, as well as numerous others “Idol” faves from over the years including Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook and Kris Allen.

The retrospective “American Idol: American Dream” is set for Tuesday, April 5 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Et/Pt. It will feature host Ryan Seacrest, current and former judges, former Idols and »

- Rick Kissell

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'American Idol' Recap: Saving the Best (and Worst) for Last

21 January 2016 12:19 PM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

It's the end of an era on American Idol, as the audition process draws to its conclusion for the final time.

From the highs (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood) to the lows (Kenneth Briggs, Jonathan Jayne, damn right you sent them to the Super Bowl), the viral (William Hung, Larry Platt) to the Cowell-panned split decisions (Taylor Hicks, Chris Daughtry), all the way down to the vote-for-the-worst crowd that stuck around way too long (Sanjaya Malakar, Kevin Covais, Tim Urban), Idol auditions have been ingrained in pop culture for the past decade and a half.

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Prison Break Revival at Fox 'Moving Forward' Despite Legends Hurdles

10 January 2016 12:17 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Interestingly, The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow may have created a little “time” problem for Fox’s Prison Break revival.

PhotosYour Guide to TV’s 50+ Reboots and Revivals: The X-Files, Gilmore Girls, Twin Peaks, Prison Break and More

Since Prison Break‘s leading men, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, are both committed to Legends of Tomorrow‘s 16-episode freshman run, scheduling Prison Break‘s 10-episode continuation has become something of a challenge, TVLine has learned.

Speaking to TVLine Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, where he was promoting Legends, Purcell confirmed that Warner Bros. and »

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American Idol Recap: Rolling in the Deeee-eeeep Bench

7 January 2016 7:21 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

American Idol promised to bring the special guests for its farewell season, and on Thursday’s audition episode, the Holy Ghost himself came down from heaven, inhabited the soul of a single mother named La’Porsha Renae, and delivered a rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” so explosive that Kim Jong-un was like, “Ok, girl, I surrender.”

RelatedRatings: How Did Idol‘s Season 15 Premiere Fare?

Oh, did I mention La’Porsha wasn’t even the Season 15 hopeful who moved Keith Urban to tears? Or the one who somehow managed to score four “yes” votes from a three-judge panel? Or the one »

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Ratings: Chicago P.D. Cops 14-Month High, Second-Largest Audience Ever

7 January 2016 8:47 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

More like #WonChicago, amiright?

NBC’s Chicago P.D. closed the franchise’s hat trick crossover event-o-palooza on Wednesday night with 8.8 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating (per finals), marking its second-largest audience ever and its best demo number since November 2014.

RelatedJanuary Premieres, Returns, Finales and More: Save the 120+ Dates!

Opening the Peacock’s night, Mysteries of Laura (6.8 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth, while Law & Order: Svu (7.8 mil/1.8) surged 29 percent in the demo.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

Fox | American Idol opened its farewell tour with 11 mil and a 3.0, down just 3 and 6 percent from its previous season premiere.

RelatedAmerican Idol Premiere Recap: »

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American Idol Video: Kris Allen, Taylor Hicks and More Talk 'Farewell Season'

7 January 2016 4:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For those of us who saw From Justin to Kelly in an actual movie theater, there’s already a bookend to American Idol‘s inaugural champ — and his last name is Guarini.

But as Season 2 grad Clay Aiken points out in the following exclusive promo video of the reality behemoth’s farewell tour, the person who’s crowned the Season 15 champ come April 7 will earn a place as the omega to the Lady Clarkson’s alpha.

RelatedCancellation Jitters: 8 Shows in Danger

Fellow franchise MVPs Kris Allen and Taylor Hicks also dish their feelings on returning to the Idol fold to »

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