Hilariously bad singers will be mostly missing from the new “American Idol”
Those terrible singers will be “exponentially less to almost nonexistent” in the new season, says Keith Urban. They’ll be part of a slew of sweeping changes coming in Season 13. As Fox Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly put it, “It’s not Tide. It’s the new, improved Tide.” The NY Times explains: “The set is new, the lighting is new, the theme music is changed, and the format will undergo some significant tweaks.”
HBO teases its “Game of Thrones” Season 4 trailer using Vine
See several Vines of the trailer, which premieres Sunday at 8:58 PM ET.
Jon Stewart has now hosted “The Daily Show” for 15 years
Saturday marks Stewart’s 15th anniversary at the helm of the Comedy Central news parody. Watch the Jan. 11, 1999 episode, which includes correspondent Stephen Colbert covering Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. PLUS: Watch Craig Kilborn introduce his replacement, Jon Stewart.
MTV hopes to fill a foodie void with “House of Food”
The new culinary competition has been described as “Top Chef” meets “The Real World.”
Bill Clinton and Kobe Bryant are teaming up for “ESPN Town Hall: Kids and Sports”
The event will tape Monday and air on ESPN2 on Feb. 9.
Sarah Palin insists her new Sportsman Channel show won’t be political
She says, however, that “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” will touch on “protecting our Constitution.”
FX is promoting “Chozen” by taking over barbershops
Several barbershops nationwide will give out haircuts inspired by the animated series starring “SNL’s” Bobby Moynihan.
Comedy Central orders “Big Time in Hollywood” from producer Ben Stiller
The comedy follows to filmmaker brothers who are kicked out of their parents’ house.
Michael Rapaport is headed to “Raising Hope”
Rapaport, currently on “Justified,” will move in with the Fox comedy’s family in a guest appearance.
Kristen Bell interviews “House of Lies” co-star Don Cheadle for Vanity Fair
And Cheadle responds by interviewing her back.
MTV2 greenlights “Jobs That Don’t Suck”
The unscripted series will tell the stories of young people who are working their dream jobs.
Nat Geo spinning off “Wicked Tuna”
“Wicked Tuna: North vs. South” will film in North Carolina.
Conan forces his hoarder producer to clean up his filthy office
Watch the latest installment of Conan and Jordan Schlansky.
“30 Rock” alum Maulik Pancholy gets engaged at the Taj Mahal
The engagement comes two months after Pancholy came out.
“Community” finally says goodbye to Chevy Chase
Watch a tribute to Pierce Hawthorne.