Three vastly different singers and a special-effects performing arts group got votes — enough of them to advance to the finals of America's Got Talent.
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Ashley Tisdale, Hellcats
The CW's Hellcats kicked off the broadcast networks' fall TV season with a meow rather than a roar.
Fall TV Popularity Contest: What did you think of Hellcats and Terriers?
The cheerleading drama drew a solid-if-not-stellar 3 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, according to overnight Nielsen estimates. Predictably, the show's rating improved to 1.4 among the CW's target demo of adults 18-to-34.
However, the premiere did improve slightly over its America's Next Top Model lead-in, which drew 2.9 million viewers in its lowest-rated premiere ever. Hellcats also doubled the numbers of The Beautiful Life: TBL, the quickly canceled series that debuted in that timeslot last year...
When Josh Gates goes on a road trip, he's got bigger problems than worrying about a flat tire. Like potentially running into the occasional ghost, Yeti or leprechaun. As the host of Syfy's Destination Truth (9/8c), which returns for its fourth season tonight, he's traveled the globe many times over to explore (and sometimes expose) mysterious myths and legends....
Whoa. Is Ed Cotton on fire or what?!
Maybe it was the change in locale from the Beltway to Singapore, but the food guru from New York's Plein Sud was cooking with gas — and some out-there ingredients — last night during the first half of Top Chef: D.C.'s finale. Not only did he score immunity (while jet-lagged) by crushing the street-food Quickfire Challenge, Cotton also took his third elimination-round win and served up some humble pie to Angelo. Yes, Angelo Sosa, the man who bragged about his Asian culinary chops...
Nikita, Maggie Q
Among Maggie Q's three tattoos is a large, ornately drawn Phoenix rising. It covers most of her left hip, and stands on proud, leggy display in the advertisments for Nikita, The CW's high-octane continuation of the 1990 French thriller-turned-basic cable series about a beautiful assassin in the employ of a sinister organization.
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains some key plot details from Season 2.
When we learned that Katherine was not among those unfortunate vampire souls sealed inside the tomb, it was clear that Stefan and Damon's complicated lover would show up on The Vampire Diaries at some point. Her sneak attack on Damon during the season finale was just the beginning. Season 2 promises to be, as the CW's promos shout, the year of the Kat.
Aly Michalka, Hellcats
Welcome to the Fall 2010 TV season. New shows will be fighting like cats and dogs for your approval, and the first to debut, perfectly enough, are Hellcats and Terriers.
Vote: Which fall premieres won you over? Which flopped?
CW's college cheerleading drama and FX's dogged detective show premiered Wednesday, and we want to know what you thought of both — and what you think of every new show this season. Throughout the fall, TVGuide.com will run polls after each show asking what you liked and what you didn't...