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American Idol Gets ABC's Season 2 Vote; Ryan Seacrest, Judges Returning

Looks like America voted, ABC, and you have… a winner on your hands! The network announced on Friday that singing competition series American Idol would be returning for a second season, with Ryan Seacrest and judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie also set to return. According to Deadline Hollywood, the announcement comes as a positive […]

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Katy Perry Visits Disney World to Talk About American Idol Revival

The newest season of American Idol starts tonight, March 11th, and judge Katy Perry can't wait. On a recent trip to Disney World, Perry offered some insight on why she's excited for the upcoming revival, as well as how it reminded her of her own excitement when she first started out in her career. Are […]

ABC Sets Scandal Series Finale Date, Midseason Series Premieres

With the Television Critics Association's (TCA) press event in full swing and ahead of its Monday presentation, ABC released its midseason programming schedule. Premiere dates are set for new series For the People, The Crossing, Deception, Alex, Inc., Splitting Up Together and the Grey's Anatomy spin-off. One date of particular note to Scandal fans: April […]

ABC's American Idol: Ryan Seacrest Announces Premiere Date

With American Idol's judging drama now behind them and national auditions well underway, the only thing left for ABC to do was announce a launch date for their revival of the long-running singing competition. Returning host Ryan Seacrest was kind enough to take care of that for them, announcing this morning on both Live with […]

The Four: Fox Releases Teaser For New Take On Singing Comp Series

With American Idol moving on to what it hopes will be greener pastures over at ABC this spring and NBC's The Voice still a ratings juggernaut, Fox was looking for a singing-competition series that would set it apart from those other shows: The Four. Created by Armoza Formats for an early 2018 debut, the series […]


The Weekly Static S01E07: Scary Pumpkins, A 'Wild' Dogg, And More!

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends! The Weekly Static! The Weekly Static! As I've mantra'd for the past six episodes, The Weekly Static is my righteously desperate-yet-endearing attempt at finding the lighter side and an interesting perspective on the past week in the land of the networks, cable, streaming, smoke signals, […]

'American Idol' Signs Lionel Richie As Third Judge; Confirms Luke Bryan

Though it's safe to assume that the network would've preferred to save the nail-biting, down-to-the-wire melodrama for the singing competition series' finale, American Idol has secured its panel of judges only days before the show was set to begin live auditions. After weeks of on-again/off-again negotiations, legendary R&B musician Lionel Richie has finalized a deal […]

ABC's American Idol Taps Country Star Luke Bryan As Second Judge

One of the "charms" of the old American Idol was the way they would stretch out the big winner reveals, usually with host Ryan Seacrest throwing it to commercial just before the reveal. Over the years, it even became a running joke among the contestants and judges. Here's hoping that the creative forces behind ABC's […]

Fox Developing New Singing Competition To Take Up 'American Idol' Slot

Less than two seasons since cancelling their long-running franchise American Idol, Variety reports that Fox isn't waiting for the body to get cold and is getting back into the "singing competition" business with a new take on the format from Israeli producer and distributor Armoza Formats. Although a deal for a final series order is […]

American Idol's Chris Daughtry Draws Batman #50 Variant

American Idol singer/artist Chris Daughtry is doing a variant cover for Batman #50 and showed it off along with two color variants. Daughty who is no stranger to working on comics stepped in on a cover that was originally supposed to be done by Jim Lee. Daughtry drew the cover with Lee's guidance and then Lee's […]

Fox Moves New Series After Only Two Airings

Fox is moving it's recently debuted show Second Chance from Wednesday to Friday starting with the third episode. The series which has already had a few bumps in the road gong through two name changes (Frankenstein Code, Looking Glass) since originally being announced has not been fairing well. The series premiered after American Idol but […]

Comic Fan Chris Daughtry Releases Waiting For Superman

Chris Daughtry is already known to a lot of comic fans from his support with DC Comics "We Can Be Heroes" program to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa. His own website called him an avid comic book fan when he got involved with the charity last year. Now the former American Idol contestant (he came […]