Friday, May 24, 2013

"Smash" Cancelled After Season 2

The Broadway-focused drama, Smash, is among the series that won't be returning at NBC next season.

Originally a bright spot on NBC's scheduled during its first season, "Smash" started Season 2 off on a bad foot. After being off the air for about nine months, the new season debuted to disastrous ratings -- 4.5 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic -- and it only went down from there. Because of the ratings, it wasn't surprising that the network decided to cancel "Smash."

"Smash" is hardly the only show the network canceled: "1600 Penn," "Animal Practice," "Deception," "Do No Harm," "Go On," "Guys With Kids," "Up All Night," "Whitney" and "The New Normal" also got the axe. Plus, "30 Rock" signed off for good.

TVLine confirmed the cancellation, adding that the series will wrap up with a two-hour finale on Sunday, May 26.

Friday, May 17, 2013

American Idol Season 12 Winner: Candice Glover!

Candice Glover is the new "American Idol" winner. The 23-year-old beat out Kree Harrison to take the "American Idol" crown for Season 12.

Glover is the first female winner since Jordin Sparks won "American Idol" Season 6. Third time's the charm it seems, this season was the third time Glover tried out for "American Idol."

The "American Idol" finale opened with group number featuring the Top 10 contestants singing The Wanted's "Glad You Came" to an audience filled with past "Idol" winners and contestants. Janelle Arthur took the stage with The Band Perry and the Top 5 "Idol" boys sang a medley with surprise guest Frankie Valli.

Mariah Carey finally took to the "American Idol" stage to sing a medley of hits, including her current single "#Beautiful."

In addition to Frankie Valli, there were plenty more celebrity cameos. Emeli Sande joined fourth runner-up Amber Holcomb to sing her hit "Next To Me" and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson showed up to sing "Inseparable" with Candice Glover.

The Top 5 "Idol" women also did a medley with Aretha Franklin via satellite. The special guests didn't stop there: Jennifer Lopez returned to "American Idol" and performed with Pitbull.

"American Idol" returns for Season 13 in January 2014.