three Idol 4 eps will air some weeks.

three Idol 4 eps will air some weeks.
Changes for the fourth season of American Idol–specifically the decision to make the semifinal group 12 men and 12 women–means that “[f]or three weeks running, the women compete against each other one night and the men slug it out the other, with a results show the third night,” TV Guide reports. In other words, the show will air three times during the week. Why this battle of the sexes format? Producer Ken Warwick says, “Last year, we were a bit embarrassed. We had loads of girls go through and not very many boys.” In other news, the guest judges who will participate in the audition process are Brandy, LL Cool J, Kenny Loggins, and Gene Simmons.

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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