Fox schedules Idol finale to run seven minutes late

The May 26 finale of American Idol has been given 127 minutes to announce the winner, but it’s unlikely that will be enough time.

Variety reports that “Fox has confirmed that the Wednesday, May 26 finale … will air for two hours and seven minutes — from 8 p.m. to 10:07 p.m.,” but notes that “‘Idol’ now regularly goes over its allotted time — and the finale will likely be no exception.”

In other words, instead of just dying, this awful season will probably spend a few more minutes roaming around like a wounded animal trying to find its way home while dragging its intestines behind it.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.