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'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Host Ryan Seacrest announced that tickets for the American Idol Summer Tour are going on sale on May 9.

The 41-city tour will kick off June 24 in Binghamton, N.Y. and will wrap in Redmond, WA, on Aug. 23. 

STORY: 'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

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'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

In an interesting twist, the remaining seven American Idol singers were given the task of choosing songs for their competition Wednesday.

The “Competitors Pick” theme certainly opened up the evening for sabotage, but this bunch seems uninterested in drama, and did a nice job matching up songs for their peers.

Mentor Randy Jackson said the theme was more to test the ideas of the Top 7, and some of the suggestions were really interesting.

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'Arrow' Postmortem: EP Andrew Kreisberg on the Cure, Isabel 2.0 and Laurel's Secret

'Arrow' Postmortem: EP Andrew Kreisberg on the Cure, Isabel 2.0 and Laurel's Secret

[WARNING: Spoilers from Wednesday's Arrow episode, "The Man Under the Hood"]

Slade Wilson has added several new members to his army in his battle against Oliver Queen.

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Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo TV Series in the Works

Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo TV Series in the Works

Annapurna Pictures is entering the scripted TV business.

The film production and finance company is working with Hung and The L Word alums Angela Robinson and Alex Kondracke for a scripted drama exploring the Golden Age of Hollywood and the intersecting lives of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.

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NBC Passes on David Koechner Variety Sketch Show (Exclusive)

NBC Passes on David Koechner Variety Sketch Show (Exclusive)

NBC is narrowing down the field for a potential new variety show.

The network has passed on its variety sketch show starring Anchorman's David Koechner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The project, which had received a pilot order, would have marked Koechner's return to his sketch comedy roots. He started his career on NBC's Saturday Night Live and also had a recurring role on the network's adaptation of The Office.

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'Orange Is the New Black's' Jenji Kohan Details Her Frustrating Negotiations to Get Actors Naked

'Orange Is the New Black's' Jenji Kohan Details Her Frustrating Negotiations to Get Actors Naked

There's a lot to be said about Orange Is the New Black -- but when showrunner Jenji Kohan took the stage at Wednesday's Hollywood Radio and Television Society lunch, the conversation kept circling back to nudity.

It doesn't help that she was joined by Masters of Sex's Michelle Ashford (and Bates Motel's Carlton Cuse), but Kohan's frank discussion of sex and nudity on her show earned the biggest reaction, by far, from the industry crowd.

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Jeremy Renner to Narrate History's 'World Wars'

Jeremy Renner to Narrate History's 'World Wars'

History has found its narrator for its upcoming World Wars docuseries.

Two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner will lend his voice to the three-night, six-hour event series set to explore three decades of devastating wars and the men who held the fate of humankind in their hands. The series will be told through men like Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur.

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TV Ratings: FX's 'Fargo' Delivers a Strong Premiere Night

TV Ratings: FX's 'Fargo' Delivers a Strong Premiere Night

Fargo launched on FX Tuesday night, pulling in 2.65 million viewers for its first episode.

Dubbed a mini, the twist on Joel and Ethan Coen's Oscar-winning film of the same name has been an internal favorite at the cable network. Fargo also fetched 1 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demographic.

The show performed much better with the whole night taken into account. Three plays of Fargo took in 4.15 million viewers and 1.8 million in the demo.

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Jim Steranko on 'Agents of SHIELD': 'Back to Its Old Tricks'

Jim Steranko on 'Agents of SHIELD': 'Back to Its Old Tricks'

Jim Steranko, one of the creators of the Nick Fury character, recaps Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for THR's Heat Vision every week. Read more about the Marvel Comics artist in a Q&A here.

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'Scandal's' Kerry Washington: Explosion Will Have 'Huge Impact' on the Election

'Scandal's' Kerry Washington: Explosion Will Have 'Huge Impact' on the Election

It's election day when ABC's Scandal returns on Thursday for its season three finale, and nearly everyone is in danger.

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Bill O'Reilly: 'Very, Very Tough' for Colbert to Beat Fallon, Kimmel

Bill O'Reilly: 'Very, Very Tough' for Colbert to Beat Fallon, Kimmel

Bill O'Reilly thinks Stephen Colbert has his work cut out for him when he takes over for David Letterman in 2015.

The Fox News host, who recently called Colbert "a deceiver," said on Wednesday's The View that the comedian will have trouble shedding his faux-conservative persona for CBS and beating his broadcast competitors Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

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Adam Carolla's 'Catch a Contractor' Renewed for Supersized Season 2

Adam Carolla's 'Catch a Contractor' Renewed for Supersized Season 2

Spike TV is building up Adam Carolla's Catch a Contractor.

The male-leaning network has renewed the unscripted series for a second season and is expanding the order to 10 hourlong episodes.

The Eyeworks USA series debuted in March, and after seven original episodes the series is averaging 1.2 million total viewers. Its series premiere marks the most watched debut of a Spike original series in nearly three years.

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'The Americans' Renewed for Third Season at FX

'The Americans' Renewed for Third Season at FX

FX has renewed The Americans for a third season. 

The cable network has ordered 13 all new episodes of the 1980s spy drama, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, it announced on Wednesday. 

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TV Ratings: NBC Comedies Improve, 'SHIELD' Moves, 'Wife Swap' Returns Down

TV Ratings: NBC Comedies Improve, 'SHIELD' Moves, 'Wife Swap' Returns Down

It may tie a series low, but The Voice's 2.9 rating among adults 18-49 was steady and more than enough to top all other broadcast series on Tuesday night.

Following the dominant singing competition, comedies About a Boy (1.9 adults) and Growing Up Fisher (1.6 adults) improved a respective two- and one-tenth of a point. Chicago Fire (1.7 adults) was off by a tenth, giving NBC a nightly average of a 2.1 rating in the key demo and 8.4 million viewers.

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