One way or another, youth was going to be served on American Idol Wednesday night.
In a result that has seemed preordained for months, Scotty McCreery, the 17-year-old with the surprisingly deep and resonant voice, was revealed as the newest Idol at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Get out your hankies. The end is near.
After 25 years of radiance, the Sun Queen is abandoning the air. The final episode of Oprah, shrouded in secrecy, will be broadcast this week (Wednesday, 6ABC, 4 p.m.).
May is the month when hope springs eternal for broadcast TV.
Following a season when almost nothing new bore fruit for ABC, the network announced Tuesday afternoon an ambitious palette of freshman series for 2011-12.
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Have you ever noticed, when it's time for TV to amp up its game for a special occasion, it usually chokes?
Warning: Playing a stoner on TV can be hazardous to your health.
The placebo you're forced to smoke is intentionally harsh.
Tina Fey saves the world!
OK, maybe not today. But if Fey's career continues on this meteoric arc, it's only a matter of time until she adopts a cape and joins the Justice League.
When remaking a popular film, you must remember this: First, do no harm to the original.
Arthur accomplishes this, with Russell Brand slurring his way neatly through the title role Dudley Moore created in 1981: a lovable tosspot forced to choose between a staggering amount of money and love.
The takeaway line from this reverent retelling of shark attack victim Bethany Hamilton's ordeal is that with faith, all things are possible.
A true child of TV, David Hiltbrand has worked as a critic at People and as a columnist and editor at TV Guide.