American Idol leads FOX to its first non-sports number one win ever.

American Idol leads FOX to its first non-sports number one win ever.
FOX has never been number one in the ratings for a week “without the benefit of a major sporting event,” The LA Times reports. That changed last week thanks to the three-hour finale of American Idol, which earned “Fox’s highest rating for a regular series in more than 2 1/2 years.”
+ also: “no deal has been finalized” for AI movie, but there is “strong interest.”
+ and: New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre offers Kelly advice; says “[w]hen Justin and Nikki sang, it was like watching a train wreck.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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