Sudhir Kandula,Joseph Galluzzi, Jamawn "Jay" Woods
Only three finalists remain standing, and on Sunday, America's Next Great Restaurant will crown its winner. The day after, a new chain of eateries will open up in Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York City -- will it be the Southern Indian cuisine of Sudhir Kandula, the stick-to-your-ribs soul food of Jamawn J. Woods' or Joseph Galluzzi's saucy balls? We break down their chances:
Meredith Viera and Ann Curry
You asked for her, you got her. After more than 60 percent of TVGuide.com voters said they wanted Ann Curry to replace Meredith Vieira on Today, their wish has come true.
Vieira is set to leave the NBC morning show...
The Office, Steve Carell
On Thursday, viewers will say goodbye (and probably one or two final "that's what she saids") to Steve Carell as he prepares to exit The Office. But how did we get here? Since the first season, all Michael Scott has ever wanted was to get married and reproduce ("100 kids" so he would have "100 friends," to be exact), but there were times when most fans — and most of his co-workers — didn't think he'd have such a...
The Voice made itself heard quite loudly in its two-hour debut Tuesday, attracting 11.77 million pairs of ears and winning the important advertiser-coveted demographic.
You've heard the hype: On NBC's The Voice, contestants are judged by celebrities who can't see them! There are no train wrecks! Everyone's talented! It's the anti-American Idol!
How NBC's The Voice plans to out-class TV's singing competitions
But does it all result in a show that can compete with the attention already paid to Idol, watched by an average of 25 million viewers? Is there room for both? We watched Tuesday's two-hour premiere of The Voice to figure out what the big differences between the two are (and, OK, weigh in on which we think is better. For now.)
So, this is awkward. Paul Reiser already was scheduled to promote The Paul Reiser Show on Monday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno when he got word last week that his show was being pulled after two episodes. He showed up to chat with Jay anyway, commenting on the uncomfortable situation ("I said, 'Well, that's weird. What do you think, Jay? Should I come on and just say hi?'") and throwing barbs at NBC...
Zachary Levi, Elizabeth Mitchell, Peter Krause
This time of year can be brutal for TV fans. In the next few weeks, a number of shows will be canceled to make room for the bright and shiny new series that the networks believe will give them the best competitive edge in the fall. The reality is that for every Outsourced or No Ordinary Family sent to the TV graveyard with little to no fuss, there's a handful of beloved shows that we're not ready to part with just yet. Behold, here are the nine shows we're desperately hoping the execs will give one more chance...
Cee Lo Green
Even Carson Daly was suspicious of The Voice's bright red swivel chairs.
On NBC's new singing competition, things kick off with those chairs and blind auditions. Four celebrity coaches sit listening with their backs to the contestants. Should they like what they hear, they slam down on a large button and their chairs swivel to the front. This means they want to guide that contestant through the competition, helping them with everything from their song choices to their style.
Daly, the late-night talk show host and former MTV veejay, first thought it might be "gimmicky" but ultimately found it to be "a great idea in an American Idol world."
"Young people seem to be so enamored with just becoming famous," Daly says. "This immediately takes all of that out. Here, you need skill. You need to be an artist that established artists want to help mold."
And there's the difference: The Voice, adapted from a massively popular Dutch format, aims not to take on Idol in its own game, but to elevate the game itself. Rather than leaving the contestants to plod along, choosing ill-suited songs or worse, the show enlists its coaches — Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — to mentor the hopefuls. And in a unique twist, the contestants will cherry pick their coach should more than one of them swivel forward.