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The Voice Season 2 Scoop: More Blind Audition Rounds, Bigger Teams, Savvier Contestants

The Voice

When NBC's The Voice returns next season, it will be bigger than ever. There will be more blind audition rounds, in which singers perform for the coaches sight unseen, and 12 contestants per team, up from Season 1's eight.

The Voice names Christina Milian as new social media correspondent

It's not yet clear exactly how many more blind audition episodes will air — they ran for two weeks earlier this year — but executive producer Mark Burnett says the decision to expand came from viewer feedback and having more time to produce them. read more

Weather Postpones Game 6 of the World Series; May Push Back Fringe

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals

Major League Baseball officials decided to postpone Game 6 of the World Series due to heavy rain in St. Louis — a move that could spell trouble for Friday night's TV lineup.

Game 6 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers will now air Thursday at 8:05/7:05c on Fox, with Glee repeats scheduled to... read more

Ratings: Man Up! Is Down; X Factor Nears Series High

Man Up!

For Man Up!, ratings are down!

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Social TV: The X Factor and Twitter Join Forces

Simon Cowell

The X Factor is stepping up its Social TV game: Fox announced late Tuesday that users will be able to vote for their favorite finalists via Twitter, starting with next week's final-12 episode. While Twitter has played an increasingly valuable role in television (Project Runway, The Voice), users have never before been able to manipulate the outcome of a competition through the social networking tool.
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The X Factor: Humble Simon, Paula vs. Nicole and 11 Other Things You Didn't See on TV

The X Factor

The remaining X Factor contestants were whittled down to the final 12 on Tuesday's first live episode ... but who cares about that when Simon's entertaining a marriage proposal from a 13-year-old, Paula's shunning Nicole, and a "friend of" The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is in the audience?
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The X Factor Recap: 150 Minutes of Fun!

Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell

Get your A.D.D. medication ready folks, because we're about to embark on 150 minutes of live X Factor awesomeness. Who's excited?! There are 17 acts, and tonight: Five. Must. Go. Home. So let's get to the performances, shall we?... read more

Matt's Guide to Tuesday TV: Stripping Suspect, Tragic Sons, and More!

Maria Bello

As Fox takes a pause before the World Series moves back to St. Louis for the final game(s) starting Wednesday, tonight's main event is a supersized two-and-a-half hour live performance show of The X Factor (8/7c), begging the question: Is bigger actually better? read more

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton Split After Four Years

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger and her boyfriend, race car driver Lewis Hamilton, have called it quits after four years together, People reports.

Distance was a primary reason for the split, a source told the magazine. The X Factor judge, 33, is based in Los Angeles while Hamilton, 26, has... read more

Top Moments: Walking Dead's Guts and Good Wife's Awkward Threesome

Kelsey Grammer and Piers Morgan

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Vows:
Twenty-eight years and two children later, Gene Simmons finally ties the knot with Shannon Tweed on Gene Simmons Family Jewels in a romantic ceremony during which Tweed gives the legendary lothario her father's ring that she melted and reshaped into one for Simmons. "If you ever take it off..." she sweetly threatens before Simmons completes her thought: "I'll kill you." 'Til death do they... read more

Ratings: Man Up! Debuts with 7.8 Million Viewers

Mather Zickel. Teri Polo

Man Up! Ratings meh! Last Man Standing? Nearly 3 million standing ... and walking away.

The debut of the ABC sitcom about three guys (Christopher Moynihan, Mather Zickel and Dan Folger) sussing out what it takes to be a modern man (and whether it includes using pomegranate body wash) grabbed 7.8 million viewers at 8:30/7:30c, posting a 2.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds — third in its time slot by both measures. Reviews deemed the show insultingly bad.

At 8/7c, a week after Tim Allen's new sitcom debuted to 12.95 million viewers, the show had 10.20 million tuning back in — a 21 percent drop. It also garnered a 3.0 demo rating, down from 3.5 a week ago.

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Premise: Solo artists and music groups compete for a $5 million recording contract. Based on the hit British competition series.

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