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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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