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‘Touch,’ ‘American Idol’ & ‘Following’ Premiere Dates Announced

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FOX announced its midseason premiere dates of returning series — “Touch” and “American Idol” and new show — “The Following” today.

“American Idol” with judges Nicki Minja, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban will debut its 12th season in a two-night premiere. The premiere begins Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. ET and Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

“The Following,” which stars Kevin Bacon as a FBI agent tracking down a serial killer (James Purefoy) will debut Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

The delayed second season of Kiefer Sutherland’s “Touch” will bow out Friday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET, with Maria Bello and Lukas Haas as series regulars.

Little J & E Returning to the Upper East Side? And More Casting News

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The whole clan is returning to “Gossip Girl.”

It appears Taylor Momsen and Connor Paolo, who currently stars on “Revenge” are returning to “Gossip Girl” for the series finale.

Kelly Rutherford tweeted a photo of Momsen and Paolo on set.

Earlier last week, EW reported Katie Cassidy who played Juliet Sharp “Gossip Girl” will reprise her role for the series finale.

Are you excited little J, and E might be returning for the series finale?

In other casting news…

Jason Mantzoukas (“The League”) will guest-star as Haley’s new co-worker and boyfriend (sorry, Dylan) in an upcoming episode of “Modern Family.” [EW]

Olympic winner Missy Franklin will guest star as herself on an upcoming episode of “Pretty Little Liars.”

Jessica Sanchez “American Idol” runner joins “Glee” in a recurring role, with details being kept under wraps. [TVLine]

“ER” vet Ron Eldard has been tapped to recur as Colt, a violent Sergeant, who bends the rules in the military police on “Justified’s” upcoming season. [TVLine]

“Chuck” alum Vik Sahay has been cast to play Akshay Mirza, an “eco-hip head of a funeral home,” who becomes a suspect in a case on “Bones.” [TVLine]

‘American Idol’: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Named New Judges

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It’s official: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are the new “Idol” judges.

Rapper/singer Nicki Minaj, and country singer Keith Urban will join singer diva, Mariah Carey and returning judge Randy Jackson at the 12th season “American Idol” judges’ panel, FOX announced today.

The announcement settles months of speculation about the show’s possible judges such as: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert and Kanye West.

“I am thrilled about this year’s judges panel,” said Mike Darnell, Fox president of Alternative Entertainment in a statement. “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

The reality series returns January on FOX.

What do you think of the new judges? Hit? Or miss?

TV Weekly News: ‘Voice’ Three-Night Premiere, Is Enrique Iglesias Joining ‘Idol?’ And More

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Last week’s TV news you might have missed…

NBC’s musical competition series “The Voice” will launch a three-night premiere beginning Monday, Sept. 10 – Wednesday, Sept. 12.

NBC is developing a comedy series for Cee Lo Green. The sitcom will be based on “The Voice”‘s judge relationship with his ex-wife and kids. [EW]

Poll: Who Should ‘Private Practice’’s Addison choose? Sam Or Jake?

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air Tues., Dec. 4 at 10/9c on CBS. [CBS]

Enrique Iglesias is the latest singer linked to judge on “American Idol.” [EW]

Veteran actor, Alfre Woodard has been tapped to play Sam’s (Taye Diggs) mother on “Private Practice.”  [EW]

‘Private Practice’ Season 6 Teaser: Who Will Addison Choose?

“Hart of Dixie” second season premieres Tuesday, Oct. 2 on The CW. Watch the sizzling promo below:

TV series premiering this week are:

“Breaking Amish,” which premieres tonight on TLC at 10/9c p.m.

“Basketball Wives: L.A.,” which premieres tomorrow on VH1 at 8/7c p.m.

‘Once Upon A Time’ Adds Colin O’Donoghue And Michael Raymond-James And More Casting News.

Colin O’Donoghue is Captain Hook!

According to TVLine, O’Donoghue will play a handsome, and confident pirate who never backs down from a fight. Captain Hook is described as a pirate with meticulous style and old-school manners of a proper gentleman, who seeks to crush and humiliate his enemies.

‘OUAT’ Adds Julian Morris

Also joining the series is Michael Raymond-James. The “True Blood” vet will play a mysterious character, however, additional information about his role are being kept under wraps according to EW.

The second season of “Once Upon A Time” premieres Sept. 30 on ABC.

In other casting news…

Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) will guest-star in the series finale of “Weeds,” which is slated to air Sept. 16. [THR]

‘The Big C’ Renewed For a Final Season, ‘Borgias’ will ‘likely’ End After Season 4, and More!

Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead) will guest star as a charming, construction worker in freshman series “Chicago Fire” [EW]

Season 3 Scoop: ‘The Walking Dead’ Trailer and Premiere Date Revealed

David Denman will reprise his role, Roy on the upcoming ninth season of “The Office.” [TVLine]

Annie Parisse has been cast as a series regular on the FOX’s midseason thriller, “The Following.” The “Law & Order” vet will play a smart FBI cult specialist who is brought to lead the investigation of serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). [EW]

Paul McDonald (American Idol) will recur as Crosby on “Parenthood.” Crosby is a musician who is attracted to Adam’s new assistant. [TVLine]

Mariah Carey Joins ‘Idol’


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It is official: Mariah Carey is one of the new “American Idol” judges.

After weeks of speculation, Fox announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, today that Mariah Carey has officially signed on as an “Idol” judge for the reality series’ upcoming 12th season.

“As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with “American Idol,” said Mariah Carey in a statement. “I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”

Related: Jennifer Lopez Quits ‘Idol’.

“We are proud to have one of the world’s greatest-ever female singers join our show,” said “American Idol” creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “Mariah defines the word ‘Idol’ and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her.”

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company calls Mariah Carey “the real deal.” “She has a deep knowledge of music and a career insight that will make her a really amazing asset to our judges’ table and to our contestants.”

Related: Steven Tyler Leaving ‘American Idol’

Carey tweeted “It’s gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol, as a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent.”

Earlier this month, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez left the reality series. Carey will join Randy Jackson, the remaining “Idol” judge in January 2013.

What do you think? Is Carey the right choice for “Idol”? Hit the comments!

Jennifer Lopez Quits ‘Idol’


It is official: Jennifer Lopez has quit “American Idol.”

The singer/actress confirmed her departure on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning.  Just yesterday, fellow judge Steven Tyler confirmed his “Idol” exit.

Jennifer Lopez explained, “I honestly feel like the time has come, that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I’ve put kind of on hold because I love ‘Idol.’ I could just keep doing ‘Idol’ for the rest of my life, but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. I feel like we had an amazing run.”

Related: Steven Tyler Leaving ‘American Idol’.

“I have my movies and music and my this and that … and it just gets more complicated, as the kids get a little bigger. It started feeling like it was a lot, and something had to give. And that’s, I think, where I am right now, she continued.

Randy Jackson is the only judge standing , with Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez not returning to “American Idol” next season.

Steven Tyler Leaving ‘American Idol’

Steven Tyler will not return to “American Idol” as a judge.

Although it has been rumored for weeks that Jennifer Lopez, Tyler’s fellow “American Idol” judge is quitting the reality series. Steven Tyler threw in the towel today. The rock star released a statement saying his days as an “American Idol” judge are over. The recording artist is ready to return to his first love, Aerosmith.

Read the statement below.

“After some long…hard…thoughts… I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit. I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover.

On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars.

IDOL was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it. Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

Fox 2012-2013 Schedule Announced: New Tuesday Comedy Block, ‘Touch’ Moves To Fri., And More.

(The cast of FOX’s new drama, “The Mob Doctor”)

This fall’s schedule keeps getting better and better. FOX is the next network to announce its fall/spring primetime lineup, and the second network to shake things up.

For the full list of renewed and cancelled shows, click here.

The shocker? “Glee” moves to Thursdays following “X Factor” (Fall) and “American Idol” (midseason). “Touch,” drama series starring Keifer Sutherland also moves to a new night, Fridays. Will you watch “Glee” and “Touch” on their new night?

Two new dramas “The Following” and “The Mob Doctor”, and three new comedies “The Mindy Project,” “Ben And Kate,” “The Goodwin Games” will premiere on FOX this fall/spring. “The Mindy Project,” “Ben And Kate,” “The Mob Doctor,” all debut this fall. While “The Following” ”The Goodwin Games” premiere in midseason.

“Beginning this fall is FOX starts its Tuesdays comedy block with, “The Mindy Project,” “Ben And Kate,” “Raising Hope,” and  “New Girl.”

 There is FOX 2012-2013 lineup. (New series are in CAPS):


“Bones,”  8/7c p.m.

“The Mob Doctor,” 9/8c p.m.

 “The Following,” (debuts in midseason) 


“Raising Hope,” 8/7c p.m.

“Ben And Kate,” 8:30/7:30c p.m.                

“New Girl,” 9/8c p.m.

“The Mindy Project,” 9:30/8:30 p.m.

“The Goodwin Games,” (premieres in midseason)         


“The X Factor,” 8/7c p.m.

“American Idol,” 8/7c p.m. (midseason)                


“The X Factor,” Results 8/7c p.m.

“American Idol,” Results 8/7c p.m. (midseason)

“Glee,” 9/8c p.m.


“Touch,” 8/7c p.m.

“Fringe,” 9/8c p.m. 

“Hell’s Kitchen,” (midseason)


“FOX Sports Saturday,” 7/6c p.m.

“Cops,” (midseason)

“Animation Domination High-Def,” (debuts late in 2013)


“NFL Game,” 8/7c p.m.

“Animation Domination,” (encore) 8/7c p.m.

“The Ot,” 8:30/7:30c p.m.

“The Cleveland Show,” (midseason) 8:30/7:30c p.m.

“The Simpsons,” 9/8c p.m.

“Bob’s Burgers,” 9:30/8:30c

“Family Guy,” 10/9c p.m.

“American Dad,” 10:30/9:30c p.m.

Weekly TV News: ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Snooki And JWoww’ and more!

Hello sweet people! A lot of goodies were announced last week, but first let’s begin with Cbs.

Cbs revealed its premiere dates for its summer reality shows.

“Big Brother” returns Thursday, July 12, 9 p.m. EST. The competitive reality show will air three times a week, Wed. at  8/7c, Thurs. (Live eviction show) at 9/8c p.m. and Sun., at 8/7c p.m.

Also premiering in the summer is a new dating series called, “3.” The show follows three different single women looking for their one true love. The 90-minute premiere airs Sun., July 22 9 p.m. ET., with an hour-long episodes airing in the following weeks.

“Dogs In The City” also a new reality series by Cbs premieres Wednesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. EST. The show revolves around a dog guru, Justin Silver as he resolves issues between canines and their owners.

Will you watch these new reality series?

Premiering this summer is “Snooki And JWoww,” one of “Jersey Shore” spin-off reality series. “Snooki And JWoww” kicks off Thursday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET. Below is the preview, take a look.

In other news, Ryan Searcest will remain the host of ‘American Idol” for two more seasons. Searcest new contract will take him through 2014.

The Renewals:

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians”  was renewed for three more seasons earlier last week. “The Lying Game” was also renewed last week for a second season.

“Single Ladies” is back for a second season without Stacey Dash, of course but with a new business woman, Raquel (Denise Vasi). A sophisticated business woman coming into her own and calling the shots. Click here for the promo.  Season two is set to premiere Mon., Memorial Day, May 28th at 9/8c on Vh1

Also returning this summer for a second season is”Awkward.” The second season is set premiere June 28, at 10:30 p.m. ET following “Snooki And JWoww.”