Does Simon Cowell think his lineup of X Factor judges are deliberately mean to contestants? Well, not deliberately.
During Fox's fall TV preview Friday, American Idol's former acerbic kingpin was asked if the harsh judgments seen in commercials for The X Factor were an intentional contrast with the "cuddly with contestants" vibe of last season's Idol.
"We didn't make an intentional effort to be mean," Cowell told reporters via satellite...
A new judge isn't the only big change coming to The Sing-Off this fall.
With NBC's decision to make the third season of The Sing-Off a weekly competition, kicking off Sept. 19 at 8/7c, it meant the show would more than double the number of episodes it produced. As a result, 16 groups will now compete (up from 10 last season) over 11 episodes (up from the five that aired over the course of one week).
Sara Bareilles is the new judge on NBC's The Sing-Off
Speaking to reporters Monday during NBC's fall TV previews, series executive producer Joel Gallen said groups will also be asked to sing in a number of new genres including
Production began this week on NBC's a capella competition The Sing-Off, which is being pre-taped over the next few weeks to air this fall.
That means even though the show has been upgraded to regular series status, NBC and the show's producers have opted not to try and make The Sing-Off a live TV event (in the vein of American Idol or The Voice).
Vanessa Minillo and Nick Lachey
It's Newlyweds all over again!
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo tied the knot on Friday evening in a small, tropical island ceremony, People reports.
"For us, this is...
Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles has signed on to serve as the new third judge on NBC's talent competition The Sing-Off.
Bareilles will appear as a judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men) as The Sing-Off morphs into a weekly, two-hour series this fall (having previously aired in 2009 and 2010 as holiday events). Nick Lachey continues as host...
Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton, Leah Renee
NBC will kick off its fall lineup with the return of Parenthood, the network announced Wednesday.
Season 3 of the family drama will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10/9c.
New comedy Up All Night, starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, will debut Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10/9c, followed by Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn in Free Agents. The shows will move to their regular timeslots at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively, the following week.
The Peacock has finally found its voice. But as a critical new season of rebuilding beckons, they've got to be careful not to wear it out.
That was the takeaway from NBC's cautiously optimistic kickoff to Network Upfront Week on Monday, as new NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt announced, "Today is the start to the road to recovery," while warning the turnaround could take years. Unspoken was the acknowledgement that it could hardly get worse. While not everything on the new season's slate looks like a winner, NBC is once again showing signs of life. And by midseason, when the new shows look to be much stronger, the buzz is likely to get much louder.
Parenthood, The Playboy Club
How does Parenthood plan to address the pregnancy story line in the new season? Which Playboy Club star was shocked while researching the bunnies in the '60s? TVGuide.com got the scoop Monday on NBC's red carpet from Monica Potter, Peter Krause, Amber Heard and other stars from returning and anticipated new shows.
NBC's full fall schedule: Smash, 30 Rock held for midseason, The Sing-Off bumped up to fall
Parenthood: On the heels of the renewal news, stars Monica Potter and Peter Krause are thrilled to continue the impending pregnancy story line revealed in the finale. "Having a baby along with Max and what's going on with Haddie, I think applying that...
NBC's decision to turn singing competition The Sing-Off into a weekly series might be the biggest surprise of the new fall season. But it was a move that came only after intense debate inside the Peacock network over how and when to air a second ...
NBC will premiere six of its 12 new shows this fall, including comedies starring Christina Applegate and Hank Azaria, and the dramas Prime Suspect and The Playboy Club. In one of its bigger overhauls, the network will launch a new comedy block Wednesday and will bump up The Sing-Off to fall, pushing Chuck to Fridays for its last season.
Held until midseason: buzzed-about musical drama Smash, the TV adaptation of The Firm, and returning shows 30 Rock and The Voice.
See the full schedule and get caught up on all of NBC's going-ons below: