The Voice, Oct. 21 – Real Battles

The Voice, Oct. 21 – Real Battles

Unlike the previous week's battles, these really are battles and not duets. Not that duets are bad, it just makes it really hard to choose one or see one of ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 27 – Three Left Feet

The Amazing Race, Oct. 27 – Three Left...

Last week's episode of The Amazing Race ended with the teams still racing. Only Brandon and Adam had reached the Pit Stop. Tim and Marie didn't have their clue showing ...

The Voice, Oct. 15 – Battles or Duets?

The Voice, Oct. 15 – Battles or Duets?...

These battles continue to blow me away. They are all so good that I'd rather have them just keep them around as duets. If you listen to the iTunes ...

The Voice, Oct. 14 – Battle Rounds Begin

The Voice, Oct. 14 – Battle Rounds Beg...

Looking through preview of who will be performing tonight, I can't say I want half of them to go home. I'm hoping for a lot of saves, but if it ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 20 – “I’ll Tell You Where You Can Stick Your Express Pass”

The Amazing Race, Oct. 20 – “I&#...

We know it has to be time for a non-elimination. We're several legs into The Amazing Race and haven't had one yet. It's with that that we watch the clock ...

Dancing with the Stars, Oct. 14 – It Was a Very Good Year

Dancing with the Stars, Oct. 14 – It W...

This week the stars will all be dancing to songs from their most memorable year of their lives. Before they even get started, Tom Bergeron announces that based on only ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 13 – Racing with Ricky Bobby

The Amazing Race, Oct. 13 – Racing wit...

Ricky Bobby, despite being a race car driver, is one of the last names I'd expect to come up on The Amazing Race. Nevertheless, the "great Ricky Bobby" is quoted ...

The Voice, Oct. 7 – Finishing Up the Blinds

The Voice, Oct. 7 – Finishing Up the B...

It's the last of the blind auditions. None of the coaches have many spots left on their team, and they're all being super-picky. Cee Lo Green, of course, has the ...

The X Factor, Oct. 2 & 3 – “Take a Seat”

The X Factor, Oct. 2 & 3 – “...

The X Factor is most assuredly trying to compete with The Voice. They have eliminated the round where contestants would visit the coaches' homes and have replaced it with the ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 6 – “Survivors and Thrivers”

The Amazing Race, Oct. 6 – “Surv...

There's nothing better than great editing that shows contestants being pompous, only to end up eating those words later on. One team member starts out calling his team "survivors and ...

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The Voice, Oct. 21 – Real Battles

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