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Meet The Top 24 'Idol' Contestants

2/5/2016 2:22pm EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Meet The Top 24--Did Your Favorite M
After two intense weeks in Hollywood, the American Idol 2016 contestants found out their Idol fate last night. Judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez saw each individual to give them bad or good news.

For the majority of the American Idol hopefuls, it was the end of the road. For a chosen few, it was the beginning of an even bigger journey. After a two-hour broadcast, American Idol's final 51 became a final 24.

The episode started off with Stephany Negrete getting the news about her Idol future. Stephany became the first contestant to make it into the top 24 on American...
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'Suits' Recap: Battle Lines Are Drawn In 'Live To Fight...'

2/5/2016 8:39am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Live To Fight' - Firm vs. Family
This week's Suits presented several characters with the oldest dilemma in the book: their family at the firm versus the people they care about outside of it. From Donna (Sarah Rafferty) having to save her overly ambitious father from the wrath of Anita Gibbs to the return of one of our favorite supporting characters, "Live to Fight" made sure we know how much the screws are turning with just a handful of more episodes left in Season 5.

Of course, this is no surprise; the show always loves to raise the stakes in the back part of its seasons, and every TV series needs to make more drama to k...
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Best 'Idol' Solo Performances From Hollywood Week

2/4/2016 11:54am EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Best Solo Performances From Hollywoo
American Idol started its final Hollywood week. The series filled the night with anxious hopefuls trying to make one final impression on the judges. Overall, the night felt a bit rushed. American Idol packed a lot into this short 42-minute episode. We barely saw some of the early favorites, but we saw some contestants who haven't gotten much airtime this season of Idol.

Some of them reminded us just how great their voices sound. Others proved that they were rightfully ignored in the American Idol edits. By the end of the night, 75 contestants became 51. These 51 have one last chance to pro...
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'New Girl' Recap: 'Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt'

2/3/2016 11:38am EST
'New Girl' Season 5, Episode 5 Recap: 'Bob & Carol & Nick & Schm
With Nick’s cousin and wife in town, and Cece wedding dress shopping with Winston, the loft crew finds themselves evaluating their relationships as they move forward with major life developments. Nick contemplates fatherhood, of a sort, while Cece takes care of one of the maids of honor’s most important duties while the maid of honor is unavailable. This is not exactly how they imagined these situations happening, but they are not alone as they take them on. Everyone is in such a good place in their lives that no matter how weird things get, it is no big deal. Their missteps are inconsequen...
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'The Muppets' Recap: 'The Muppets' Reboot Starts Strong With 'Swine Song'

2/3/2016 9:39am EST
'The Muppets' Season 1, Episode 11 Recap: 'The Muppets' Reboot S
With a new showrunner in tow after its midseason break, “The Muppets” now comes with a soft reboot that is being baked into the narrative as well. The ratings and critical reception have been so-so; the same goes for “Up Late with Miss Piggy.” Network interference, necessary though it may sometimes be, usually has a foreboding reputation, and that is certainly the case here, as Utkarsh Ambudkar’s Pache (or “Pizza,” spelled just as it’s pronounced … even though it’s pronounced “POTCH-ay”) swoops in demanding buzzy, but creatively empty virality. With their feet at the coals of the bottom lin...
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'The Fosters' Recap: Battle Scars

2/2/2016 9:59am EST
'The Fosters' Season 3 Episode 12 Recap: Battle Scars
The Fosters ended the first half of season 3 with a major win for the family. Now, it seems like the writers want to crush our hearts into a million pieces. First, we have Callie and Brandon who can never be brother and sister in the true sense--too much history. They can also (probably) never reunite romantically.

This puts them in an awkward, heartbreaking limbo for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, the heart and soul of the Adams-Foster clan face a huge life-threatening dilemma. Our Foster mothers must survive this health scare. This half of The Fosters season 3 is making us an emotio...
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Hollywood Week Group Rounds - Let The Drama Begin

1/29/2016 2:40pm EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Hollywood Week Group Rounds - Let Th
Last night, American Idol 2016 held our favorite part of Hollywood week: group rounds. Besides the great performances, the most exciting part of Idol's group rounds is the backstage drama. Last night's episode was full of it.

We started to see some of the American Idol contestants' true colors. We saw some outstanding group performances--the real threats started to show. We also saw who would be willing to cut another contestant for the glory. A few of these contestants were punished by the karma police. Others lived on to fight another day on American Idol.

Way too much went down on Id...
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'Suits' Winter Premiere 'Blowback'

1/28/2016 10:18am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Blowback' Blows Up The Series
Suits took a bold step with its Season 5 midseason finale, putting everything the show was about on the line. Now is the time for the series to pay that off and prove it still has staying power, and did it ever.

"Blowback," like its title indicates, is an exploration of how the bombshell of Mike Ross's (Patrick J. Adams) arrest at the end of "Faith" has exploded in everyone's face.

Picking up almost right where we left off, Mike is processed into custody while the team deals with the shocking news. Jessica reminds Harvey that they are all unindicted co-conspirators (drink every time you h...
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Hollywood Week Begins For 'American Idol'

1/28/2016 8:37am EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Hollywood Hell Week Begins
Last week on American Idol 2016, the series closed its tour bus doors forever. The dream for many Idol hopefuls died when the lights went out. However, the journey began for many others. This week, American Idol began its final Hollywood week.

Hollywood week usually presents one of the most exciting parts of the process. We get to see who has the stamina and talent to make it to the live shows. American Idol 2016 began Hollywood week as usual with the ten person line up performances.

This is one of the most lackluster parts of Hollywood week. The American Idol producers tried to add a lit...
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'New Girl' Recap: 'No Girl'... Now What?

1/27/2016 9:24am EST
'New Girl' Season 5, Episode 4 Recap: 'No Girl'... Now What?
Despite the singular noun in its title, “New Girl” is very much an ensemble show. But while Nick, Schmidt, Winston, and Cece have all managed to establish themselves individually and in the group dynamic, the titular Jessica Day has always set the tone. This may not just be a Zooey Deschanel star vehicle anymore, but it retains that DNA. Thus, her extended absence is a risky proposition, both textually and metatextually. Life on the loft must find a different way to be harmonious while the construction of a “New Girl” episode must find a new rhythm to be successful.

“No Girl” wastes no tim...
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