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Last month, ABC announced a new two-hour TV special entitled The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland. Along with celebrating the history of this iconic theme park, fans will get a glimpse into the future, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Harrison Ford offering a preview of the new Star Wars theme park. Today, Entertainment Weekly has our first look at The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, airing February 21, which features a brief glimpse at Harrison Ford, the beloved ball droid Bb-8 plus a sneak preview at the Millennium Falcon ride that will surely be one of the Star Wars park's biggest attractions.
Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, gives viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. New details of the ambitious »
In case you missed the review/introduction of our American Idol top 24 contestants from yesterday, you can find that here. The first half of the top 24 will perform tomorrow and Thursday, and it’s time to get your texting fingers ready, America. Here are your next four contestants to keep your eyes on… Jeneve Rose Mitchell, 15, from Crawford, Colorado. (She’s actually from the side of a mountain, and is officially “off the grid.” Apparently, “off the grid” means a way a life I know I could never handle. I like my TV. And I really like my electricity.) Jeneve
American Idol: All Eyes on the Top 24 (part 2) »
- Jimmie Taylor
Last year, Fox launched 10 new shows and ended up cancelling most of them. How will the network do in the ratings this time around? Stay tuned.
How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.
Fox shows this season (so far): American Idol, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Bordertown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, Empire, Family Guy, Gotham, Grandfathered, The Grinder, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, Lucifer, MasterChef Junior, Minority Report, New Girl, Rosewood, Scream Queens, Second Chance, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, World's Funniest, and The X-Files.Read More… »
Kelly Clarkson is expanding her résumé! The American Idol winner announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that she is officially a singer-author. River Rose Blackstock's mom revealed she has written a children's book called River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, which will hit shelves in October. The pregnant star has been dropping clues over the past week, all of which involved her adorable baby girl. "I'm officially a children's book author! River Rose and the Magical Lullaby comes out this October! #NewProject," she tweeted. Before sharing the big news, Clarkson posted cute footage and pictures of her daughter, but it was the actual video announcement that takes the cake. The »
Sometimes it can be really healthy to hate a film. It makes your blood boil, you curse the hours wasted, and with every passing minute you notice more and more things wrong with the feature. By the time it’s finished you have a pretty well formed rant of absolutely everything that is wrong. So it can sometimes be disappointing when a film you expected to hate doesn’t quite infuriate you. This isn’t to say that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip can be considered good, or even enjoyable, but at least it doesn’t completely ruin your day.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
With our American Idol top 24 already announced, it’s time to start placing bets on who will be the bookend to Idol original, Kelly Clarkson. This Wednesday we will get to see the first round of 12 perform; first in a solo number, then again on Thursday as half a duet. Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Caleb Johnson and reigning American Idol Nick Fradiani all return not only to perform with the first 12, but will serve as mentors, as well. Here’s your chance to catch up what you’ve missed so far, or to just refresh your memory,
American Idol: All Eyes on the Top 24 (part 1) »
- Jimmie Taylor
For those of you who’ve been asking for longer episodes of Reality Check, be careful what you wish for!
RelatedSytycd Shakeup: Cancellation Would’ve Been Better Than Tween Dancers, Jason Derulo’s Return
This week’s 36-minute, low-fi episode is not edited by our trusty director Jason Averett — and therefore contains a whole lot of mess about Beyoncé’s “Formation,” the etiquette of Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin and the proper pronunciation of the word “me” when it appears in an N’Sync jam. (Also, a sidebar on ladies’ footwear!)
Fret not, though: My co-host Melinda Doolittle and I »
CBS used last night’s Super Bowl to get down to business.
Where most TV networks hosting the game tend to focus heavily on the promotion of individual shows and goose interest in big-bet programs that are slated for release in coming weeks, CBS used its broadcast of Super Bowl 50 to expand viewers’ notions of what a TV network does and also drop a little surprise.
The network had approximately five minutes of time to promote its own stuff, noted George Schweitzer, president of marketing at CBS, in an interview. A decent chunk of that allotment — three different promotions — was used to push the notion to viewers of watching the company’s TV programs in new ways. CBS ran a sultry promo for its “All Access” subscription-on-demand service; an ad for Showtime’s streaming service (with music by Sia); and an overall “brand” spot telling the audience that CBS is available “now, »
- Brian Steinberg
On top of tons more Dick Wolf, NBC is sticking to its guns — J.Lo's guns, that is. The network has renewed Jennifer Lopez's surprisingly good cop show Shades of Blue for season two, which means somehow, some way, the superhuman formerly known as Jenny from the Block will have to fit more cop corruption into her already-busy schedule of American Idol, a Las Vegas residency, red-carpet domination, and countless other boss things the world will never know about. And you thought TV would be without its favorite Puerto Rican queen post-Idol, ha! (If they decide to kill her off, this post never happened.) »
- Dee Lockett
Season 15 of American Idol is making a lot of moments feel special. It?s like any final season of a long running show with a typical routine. Anything that happens is the last time it will happen. Hell Week has always been one of the most interesting unique parts of any American Idol season. Thankfully season 15 delivered for the final Hell Week ever. Here are our rankings for the 11 best performances from Hell Week. »
Though the early renewal comes right after the show’s lowest ratings came in for its fifth episode last night, the pickup comes as no surprise, given Lopez’s star power and “Shades of Blue” still-strong performance as one of NBC’s biggest debuts in recent years.
In its first three telecasts, “Shades of Blue” averaged a 2.5 rating in 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen’s “live+3” estimates, standing as one of the most time-shifted programs on television during this time. Thanks in part to no competition from ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Shades” gave NBC its first Thursday-at-10 wins with in-season regular programming over original competition on ABC and CBS since March 2010 in the demo and since March 2008 in total viewers.
“We want to thank Jennifer, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
This week's episode is called Final Judgment, which is a fitting and hilarious capper to our endless and heavy Hollywood Week experience. You know the drill by now: The remaining 51 hopefuls must give a performance for a crowd, who probably didn't realize how long a show they signed up to watch. And then, one by one, each contestant walks four miles toward our judges to find out whether they've made the top 24. Along the way, we say good-bye to some people we've never met and firm up our Fantasy Idol teams. We're getting somewhere … almost.I could pad this out, because God knows American Idol does, but I don't want to. Tell you what: Let me just reveal who made it, what I think about them, and then we'll all get out of here and start our Super Bowl weekend. Sound good? Okay, I can't hear you. Stephany »
- Dave Holmes
Thursday, February 4, 2016, ratings -- New episodes: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, You, Me, and the Apocalypse, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Mom, Angel from Hell, and Elementary. Special: Madoff and Madoff: After the Fall. Reruns: (none)
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This season, there's no worries of American Idol being cancelled. Fox has already decided that this will be the last season. The original hosts are expected to return at some point. Will millions of viewers? Stay tuned.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
2/5 update: You can see the rest of the latest night's ratings. »
Meet the Top 24 singers who have made it to the semifinals on American Idol season 15.
The 11 men and 13 women have successfully advanced through the auditions, Hollywood Week and the Showcase Round. For some, there have been plenty of ups and downs along the way. But the judges have now narrowed the field down to the Top 24 of season 15. During the semifinals, the judges will advance some contestants and eventually American will be able to vote on who fills the final spots of the Top 10. »
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla don't need to head to Hollywood to spot a celeb! Proving once again that Charles and Camilla are the most fun royal couple, the duo spent the past week meeting all sorts of stars. Let's take a closer look at just who the two met: 1. Simon CowellNever one to bend to other people's expectations, the American Idol judge went for an open-chested look to greet Charles and Camilla. 2. Leona LewisWith Cowell was X-Factor winner Lewis, who - most likely unintentionally - coordinated ensembles very nicely with the Duchess of Cornwall. 3. Jerry Hall Charles and the »
- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Gilmore Girls, American Crime, Supernatural and Younger!
1 | If Undateable gets renewed for Season 4, would it be too much to ask for “TV’s Scott Foley” to pop-in every week? Also, what joke from the finale’s East Coast airing had to be dropped from the West Coast staging “for legal reasons” (as Bill Lawrence shared on Periscope)?
Now that American Idol is headlong into its "final" season (until the whole thing is rebooted as Idol Redux: America Strikes Back in 2022), I realize what I'll miss most about this white-bread karaoke pageant: the unbelievably awkward montages of Top 24 contestants dancing as Ryan Seacrest reads their names. Last night's Top 24 reveal didn't feature that classic sequence, which has been a mainstay of the series since the first few seasons. And that is a shame. Why? Because Idol is a dork circus and everyone deserves a chance to stand in the center ring and perform the pony for America's vote. In case you're unfamiliar with this gorgeous, ludicrously unflattering dance sequence, here is part of 2009's medley. Please watch in fear as Kris Allen goes full Caucasian with his startling "spank that ass" choreo. It's like he's foreshadowing the against-all-odds charisma that will win him the whole thing. Travel with »
- Louis Virtel
With CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” back in originals for the first time in three weeks, a pair of new series in Thursday’s opening hour — NBC’s “You, Me and the Apocalypse” and CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” — fell off last night, while NBC’s 10 p.m. cop drama “Shades of Blue” dipped in its fifth week.
The night featured a Democratic debate on MSNBC, but the event didn’t make big enough ratings noise to meaningfully impact the evening’s entertainment programs. In Nielsen’s metered-market overnights, the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders debate from New Hampshire averaged a 3.3 household rating — less than half what a Donald Trump-less Republican debate did one week earlier on Fox News Channel (8.4) and the lowest of this election cycle for either party.
Looking at the night’s broadcast programs, “The Big Bang Theory” (3.7 rating/13 share in adults 18-49, 15.2 million »
- Rick Kissell
ABC’s “Madoff” miniseries concluded to an average of 6.7 million viewers: 300,000 shy of the prior night’s premiere. Fox finished first on Thursday thanks to “American Idol” — the Top 24 contestants were revealed last night. CBS was runner-up in primetime. ABC was fourth in the key 18-49 demographic and third among overall audience members. Also Read: 9 Financial Terms You Should Understand Before Watching 'Madoff' Fox was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Idol” was the only show on the schedule. CBS was. »
- Tony Maglio
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