Justin Guarini will co-host TV Guide Channel’s American Idol pre-show

The TV Guide Channel has renewed its American Idol pre-show, Idol Tonight, but it’s bringing on a new co-host.

Joining season three’s Kimberly Caldwell and Popstar‘s Rosanna Tavarez will be season one runner-up Justin Guarini. The network’s president, Ryan O’Hara, tells the Hollywood Reporter that Guarini will bring “tons of energy” to the show.

The show “features interviews with former finalists, industry insiders, fashion stylists and vocal coaches, among others,” according to the paper, and “is one of the network’s highest-rated regular series.”

The new season debuts in March, when the top 12 finalists start performing; the show airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

TV Guide’s ‘Idol’ extends into Season 2 [Hollywood Reporter]

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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