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.

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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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.