The Voice, Season 10 – Performance Finale Night

The Voice, Season 10 – Performance Fin...

This finale seems like it's nearly decided. While there are four finalists, it seems like the competition is probably between Alisan Porter and Adam Wakefield, though I'm not counting Hannah ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Finale Night, Part One

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This could be an unusual finale on Dancing with the  Stars. Normally there's a clear leader who everyone assumes will win, or maybe it's a tossup between two. But this ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Tai Trang Interviewed by Joe Anglim

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Every year of Survivor gives us a contestant that we just can't help but root for. Good players and sometimes even bad players, occasionally a ruthless person, but usually someone ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Bitter Jury Weighs In

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Bitt...

This season of Survivor had some of the best episodes ever. The blindsides were fantastic, and the first medical evacuation was so emotional. But the past two weeks the show ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Pink Mentors and Final 4 Are Chosen

The Voice, Season 10 – Pink Mentors an...

Before the semi-finalists take the stage tonight they'll get some tutelage from Pink. She'll act as mentor for the teams of Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Semi-Final Double Elimination

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Se...

We're down to the semi-finals, and making it an even more difficult night is that it's also a double elimination. Two of five couples will be eliminated tonight. At this ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 –– Not What I Was Looking For

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 –– N...

This just isn't the penultimate show I was looking for. It's been such a great season, and the episode before the finale is always so good with so much strategy ...

The Voice, Season  10 – Blake and Gwen’s Duet + Results

The Voice, Season 10 – Blake and Gwen...

This is a big one they've been promoting all over the place. It doesn't have anything to do with the contestants this season. It's about promoting the hype that Blake ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Judges’ Team-Up Challenge

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Ju...

After last week's shocking double elimination that sent Von Miller and Kim Fields home, it's anyone's guess who will go home tonight. There are just six celebrities remaining, and they'll ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – From Hero to Zero

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – From...

For the first time in a few weeks, things did not go Tai's way at Tribal council. He pushed it a bit too far and got too ahead of himself. ...

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