Not so long ago, the annual arrival of American Idol on the primetime schedule sent executives at ABC, CBS and NBC running for cover. The ratings dominance of Fox's singing competition crushed all comers and earned it the TV-industry moniker "Death Star."
This year, the execs have come out from under their desks. Idol is no longer the most watched primetime show — in recent weeks, thanks to NBC's The Voice, it hasn't even ranked as the most watched singing show. "The Death Star is now more like a water gun," says one former NBC executive.
It's no accident if, while watching Defiance — the first new Syfy drama in eons that has a scope you could actually describe as fantastic — you sometimes feel you're trapped inside an elaborate video game. After all, this new series (Monday, 9/8c) was developed alongside a new video game that inhabits the same fictional universe.
Forget mother knows best. On the set of The Voice, it's baby knows best!
New coach Shakira tweeted a series of photos of her and her 2-month-old son Milan on the set of the hit singing competition.
Better luck next time, Alec Baldwin!
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The curtain comes down on the best part of TV's hottest singing competition, as the "blind auditions" portion of NBC's The Voice reaches its final act (Tuesday, 8/7c) with the selection of the last members of the four coaches' teams. Any fears that the show would lose its oomph this season with new bodies in the hot seats were quickly put to rest when Usher eased onto his swiveling throne with charismatic grace, adopting a signature "one leg up" posture that was parodied last weekend on Saturday Night Live, while Shakira proved a worthy adversary to the boys' club with her feisty attitude, passion and humor.
Shakira, Britney Spears
When Britney Spears graced The X Factor with her presence last fall, nothing could have prepared us for her confounding, hysterical and downright magical facial expressions. We thought these moments would go unrivaled in the world of reality TV GIFs for years to come.
We were wrong.
Shakira replaced original coach (and fashion icon) Christina Aguilera on The Voice's fourth season. While the Colombian native can't compete with Xtina's wardrobe, she can totally hold her own against Brit when it comes to bizarre facial expressions.
So which singer gives the best face? Check out each of their expressions below and decide for yourself.
NBC topped Tuesday as The Voice surged again.
The singing competition show drew 13.61 million viewers and a 4.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, rising 5 percent from last week. This marks NBC's best rating in the timeslot since Oct. 30 and the best rating for any ...