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TV News Round-Up!

Idol Judges

In what was probably the least anticipated news of the year, ‘American Idol’ announced their new lineup of judges this week. Returning to the panel are Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, who joined last season. Newbie judge Harry Connick, Jr., who has appeared on the show to help coach the contestants, will be in the third seat. Randy Jackson, who just refuses to move on, will be taking over for Jimmy Iovine as the show’s mentor, and I’m kind of thankful for that. Ryan Seacrest returns as host, because we can’t get rid of him either.

Harry is a nice addition, but something tells me him and Keith will end up canceling each other out. They’re both just so darn nice and cute. I welcome the return of La Lopez and her outfits, but will she be enough to boost the sagging ratings? After the disaster of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, which wasn’t as fun as it should have been, hopefully they put the focus back onto the singers and come up with some actually new and exciting ways to improve the show.


Though I mostly enjoyed it’s 6th season, I think it’s time for ‘True Blood’ to meet the true death. HBO announced on Tuesday that it’s hit vampire soap opera will end it’s run after the 7th season in 2014. “‘True Blood’ has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement.It will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show,” he added.

Showrunner Brian Bruckner, who took over for Alan Ball, said that season 7 will “tell a simpler story,” and will go back to examining the relationships between vampires and humans. I don’t think it’s possible for this show to tell simple stories, but we’ll see what happens next Summer.


Alec Baldwin is sticking with television, this time with his own talk show. Baldwin will host ‘Up Late with Alec Baldwin’ on MSNBC on Fridays at 10/9c starting in October, the network announced on Thursday. The show will cover the week in pop culture and current events, which sounds like it’ll be a sit-down version of ‘The Soup‘ but less bawdy. But it’s Alec Baldwin, so you never know.

Alec and his wife, Hilaria, recently welcomed a baby girl, Carmen Gabriela, so with a new show and a new baby, when will Alec find the time to berate people on Twitter?


The new cast of ABC‘s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ was announced on Wednesday, and honestly, it’s pretty awesome. For it’s 17th season, the dance-competition program has it’s most diverse group of competitors yet. There is Jack Osbourne (his sister, Kelly, competed during Season 9), singer and host Christina Milian, ‘Glee”s Amber Riley, and recent Scientology defector Leah Remini. Two of the most talked about contestants are Scientist, and all around awesome dude, Bill Nye and the lovely Valerie Harper who is defying the odds to dance even though she was told she only had months to live after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

DWTS’ starts September 16 at 8 p.m.ET  and will only be on one day each week on Mondays.


What To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend? Snuggle Up With Brittani – The Girl You Want

Oh, Snoopy


Before and after you’ve consumed more turkey than should be legally allowed, you’ll want to plop down in front of your flatscreen to catch some Thanksgiving specials. It’s  also a good way to avoid Black Friday shopping, and your relatives.  All times EST.


SyFy‘s ‘Bond Movie Marathon’ starts at midnight Wednesday night with For Your Eyes Only.’

Macy‘s annual ‘Thanksgiving Day Parade’ starts at 9 a.m. on NBC. At noon, catch The National Dog Show for all your cute doggie needs.

CBS‘s parade also starts at 9 a.m.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ re-airs at 8 p.m. on ABC. Starting at 9:30 p.m. will be Spike Lee‘s BAD25′ documentary giving us a behind the scenes look of the making of Michael Jackson‘s “Bad album. I will definitely be checking this out!

AMC will have ‘The Godfather Trilogy’ starting at 11:30 a.m.

R Kelly‘s ‘Trapped in The Closet’ saga will air in it’s entirety from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on IFC. New installments will continues at 9 p.m. this Friday.


There is a good chance we could all be dying next month (there isn’t), so get ready for the apocalypse with Doomsday Preppers’ all day on National Geographic Channel.

It’s A Spongebob Christmas!’  airs at 8 p.m. on CBS. The kids can also catch a mini marathon of Spongebob from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nickelodeon

Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown’ will be on FOX at 8 p.m. This sounds like something Jess from New Girl’ would enjoy.

Spike will be replaying theBand of Brothers’ miniseries starting from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

J.J. Abram‘s ‘Fringe’ will be ending next year, but you can watch a marathon of it on the Science channel from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.


Even if it weren’t the holidays, USA would probably have anLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit’ marathon on anyways. It starts at 2 a.m. with the theme being Benson and Stabler save abused kids and then sit down to a turkey dinner.”

Picky brides try to find their perfect wedding dress on ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ from noon to 8 p.m. on TLC.

Spike will play theStar Wars’ movies in order starting at 9 a.m. A couple of years from we’ll have three more episodes to add to the six we have now.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ will be on from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Bravo.


Bridezillas’ from 10 a.m to 2 a.m. on WeTV

If the women onBridezillas aren’t crazy enough for you, watch Snapped’ on Oxygen from noon to 11 p.m.

Hot In Cleveland’ makes me wish there was a Golden Girls’ marathon happening, but you can watch Betty White from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m on TVLand

Law & Order’ mothership will be on from 5 a.m. to noon on TNT

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’ will air from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on my favorite low budget horror channel Chiller.


“Liz & Dick” So bad, it’s narst.

Oh, and let’s not forget aboutLiz & Dick’ airing at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. Bring your own booze!