Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – ‘Did You Say Wine?’

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The Voice, Season 10 – Top 11 Perform + Results

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We start the show with a dedication to Prince. Adam Levine says he is one of the most profound influences on him and notes he did things his way until ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 –  Classic Dances Redone

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

It's been a tough week for Jodie Sweetin and Kim Field, both with dealing with injuries. We'll see if they'll able to perform tonight. They're in costume, though, so by ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Faith in Tai Has Been Restored

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This definitely has to go down as one of the best blindsides ever. Have there been other cocksure players before? Sure. Have there been others before who have switched alliances? ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Top 12 Live + ResultsThe Voice, Season 10 – Top 12 Live + Results

The Voice, Season 10 – Top 12 Live + R...

It's a big moment for the contestants this week on The Voice. They've made it to the live top 12, but they can't stop yet. They still have to hand ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 –  America’s Switch-Up

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This is always an interesting week on Dancing with the Stars when the celebrities and their professional partners do a switch-up so that everyone dances with someone they are much ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – A Little Disappointed in Tai

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So far this season I've been so impressed by Tai. Her's just such a likable guy. But this episode he walked over to the bad side, and it just isn't ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Live Playoffs, Night 2 and Wednesday’s Results

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It's night two of the Live Playoffs on The Voice. Tonight we'll hear from Team Pharrell and Team Adam. Once again each coach will be allowed to bring back one ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Live Playoffs, Night 1

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For the first night of the live playoffs on this season of The Voice, it will be Team Blake and Team Christina facing off. All contestants on their teams will ...

Dancing  with the Stars, Season 22 – It’s Disney Night

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Who doesn't like Disney? Dancing with the Stars, which airs on ABC, a Disney company, is honoring Disney tonight with all couples dancing to a Disney theme and Disney ...

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