| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
America really does seem to have its fill of music competition series, as ABC's ambitious and heavily hyped "Rising Star" opened quietly in the ratings Sunday night.
ABC has ordered special time zone-adjusted preliminary nationals from Nielsen, which...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:18 PM
In the course of one recent week, Jennifer Lopez was honored with a Billboard Icon Award, her single "First Love" became the most-added song on pop radio, she played to a sold-out crowd in Anaheim and she wrapped another season as an "American Idol"...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Randy Jackson, the Grammy-winning record producer who gained widespread recognition as a judge on a dozen seasons of “American Idol,” has listed a house for sale in Tarzana at $2.199 million.
Set behind gates and surrounded by walls, the...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
After a tough season in the ratings, Fox put the emphasis on the re-engineering of what Kevin Reilly dubbed "America's next-generation network" at its upfront Monday, held at Gotham's Beacon Theater. And there was barely a mention of "American Idol,"...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:41 PM
For its final performance show this season, "American Idol" offered an epic battle of then vs. now.
Caleb Johnson represented then with a roaring version of Aerosmith's "Dream On" and a more low-key approach to Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed." The...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:29 AM
UPDATED: Orlando remains "Dancing With the Stars" territory, and the dance contest was the most-watched program nationally Tuesday night.
In Orlando, the 18th season finale for "Dancing" drew the most viewers Tuesday night (269,003) and a "Dancing"...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Major premieres and season finales are the highlights this week.
Most auspicious is FX’s “Fargo.” HBO’s “True Detective” became a sensation, but “Fargo” is the more entertaining series. Will it gather...
| May 18, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The 2013-14 TV season officially ends this week with a slew of major programs. A few highlights:
"The Middle" filmed its season finale at Walt Disney World in March. You'll finally see the Hecks in this surprising plot at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC. Sue's...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:47 AM
"Dancing With the Stars" connected with Central Florida viewers in a big way last week. The ABC dance contest ended its season and swept the top three spots in the weekly ratings. Ice dancer Meryl Davis won the contest and helped professional dancer...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:52 AM
In going blond this week, Adam Levine illustrated the central problem with "The Voice." The NBC singing contest is, and has always been, more about the big-name coaches than the unknown singers struggling to win.
Levine's new hair shade made more of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
May is the busiest month for television, and the action starts early this year. The May sweeps begin Thursday and run through May 21, the official end of the season.
What to expect?
The broadcast networks unveil their fall lineups the week of May 12...