Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
Affleck, a two-time Academy Award® winner, received an Original Screenplay Oscar® for “Good Will Hunting” (1997) and a Best Picture Oscar for “Argo” (2012), on which he served as a producer, director and star. His most recent role was opposite Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” (2014). He will play Batman in the upcoming feature “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and also star in “The Accountant.”
Chastain has received two Oscar nominations, one for Actress in a Leading Role for “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) and one for Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Help” (2011). Her most recent films include 2014’s “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” She will next be seen in “Crimson Peak” and “The Martian.”
Davis has been nominated for two Oscars, one for her supporting role in the 2008 film “Doubt” and one for her leading role in 2011’s “The Help.” She currently stars in the ABC primetime hit “How to Get Away with Murder.” Davis’s film credits include “Get on Up,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” “Ender’s Game” and “Prisoners.” She will next be seen in “Lila and Eve,” due out this year.
Hart, who currently stars in the feature comedy “The Wedding Ringer,” appeared in last year’s “Ride Along,” “About Last Night,” “Think Like a Man Too” and “Top Five.” His previous credits include “Think Like a Man” (2012) and “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012). He will star opposite Will Ferrell in “Get Hard” later this year.
MacLaine won an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for 1983’s “Terms of Endearment.” She also received nominations for her leading roles in “The Turning Point” (1983), “Irma La Douce” (1963) “The Apartment” (1960) and “Some Came Running” (1958), as well for the documentary feature “The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir” (1975), which she produced. Her next role is in “Wild Oats.”
Pine most recently appeared as Cinderella’s Prince in “Into the Woods” (2014). He also has starred in such features as “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014), “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), “People Like Us” (2012), “Unstoppable” (2010), “Star Trek” (2009) and “Bottle Shock” (2008). His upcoming films include “Z for Zachariah” and “The Finest Hours.”
Teller stars in the current Best Picture nominee “Whiplash.” Later this year, he will appear in the feature “Bleed for This,” as well as “The Fantastic Four.” Teller also appeared in the 2013 film “The Spectacular Now.”
Watts has twice been nominated for Actress in a Leading Role, for “The Impossible” (2012) and “21 Grams” (2003). Her feature credits also include “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” (2014), “St. Vincent” (2014), “Eastern Promises” (2007), “King Kong” (2005) and “Mulholland Drive” (2001). She will next be seen in the “Divergent” sequel “Insurgent,” While We’re Young,” The Sea of Trees,” and “Demolition.”
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Designed to be the ultimate complement to the broadcast, Oscars Backstage will also be live at 7 p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT in the US on the WATCH ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected TV devices. Presented again this year by Samsung Galaxy®, The Oscars Backstage lets fans select from three channels that will pull from more than 15 live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet and throughout the backstage areas of the Dolby Theatre, providing fans with insider views into the most memorable moments of the night. Popular cameras positions include the Director’s Cut, Audience and Backstage.
Additionally, fans who have verified with a participating pay TV provider in one of the eight ABC Owned markets – Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco – can access a live feed of the Oscars preshow, full awards telecast and “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” as part of the regular WATCH ABC service. Live streaming is currently available through Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DISH, DirecTV (coming soon), Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse, among others. Once aired, the full Oscars telecast will be available on demand via WATCH ABC for verified viewers for three days. WATCH ABC can be accessed from Oscar.com, ABC.com, or via the WATCH ABC app, which is free on select Android devices and iOS and can be downloaded at Google Play, the Amazon Appstore, and the App Store. Verified viewers then log in using their cable or satellite subscription username and password.
On February 23, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” will continue its awards season tradition with the fourth edition of “LIVE’s After Oscar® Show,” airing live in national syndication at 9:00 a.m., ET. The top morning talker’s annual post-Oscar show has become one of “LIVE’s” most popular episodes, and is broadcast live from the magnificent Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Mere hours after the festivities have wrapped on the same stage, thousands of fans will fill the venue for an action-packed hour celebrating all things Oscar, from the A-list personalities to the incredible fashions, star-studded red carpet and backstage excitement. In the past, award winners such as Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer, Christoph Waltz and Lupita Nyong’o have stopped by to share with the “LIVE” audience their excitement after walking away with their Oscar statuettes.
The 10th annual “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” airs Sunday, February 22 at 12:05 a.m., ET after the late local news and at 10:00 p.m., PT on ABC. Broadcasting from Disney’s El Capitan Theater located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.’s star-studded Walk of Fame, the studio is just steps away from Dolby Theater, home to the “Academy Awards.” Kimmel’s previous post-Oscar specials have featured viral comedy bits and guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Kevin Spacey, Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Morgan Freeman, Billy Crystal, Martin Scorsese, Chris Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gary Oldman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Kingsley, and many more. Over the past six years, the show’s post-Oscar comedy bits have racked up over 55 million views on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” YouTube channel.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
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|For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC Earns Second to CBS on Tuesday Night
“Fresh Off the Boat” Opens as Tuesday’s No. 1 Comedy with the
Night’s Highest-Rated Comedy Telecasts in Nearly 4 Months
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” Builds its Adult 18-49 Audience Week to Week
“Forever” Surges 22% in Adults 18-49 to Equal its Top Rating Since Early December
|Tuesday Night (02/10/15) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“Fresh Off the Boat:” Live + 3 = 8.4 million/2.3 rating and Live + 7 = 9.0 million/2.5 rating
“Fresh Off the Boat:” Live + 3 = 8.1 million/2.4 rating and Live + 7 = 8.7 million/2.6 rating
“Agent Carter:” Live + 3 = 6.0 million/1.9 rating and Live + 7 = 6.6 million/2.1 rating
“Forever:” Live + 3 = 7.5 million/1.8 rating and Live + 7 = 8.4 million/2.0 rating
Live + Same Day Fast Affiliate Results:
ABC Tuesday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.9 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49):
For the 2nd week in a row, ABC ranked No. 2 on Tuesday to CBS’ original drama lineup in Total Viewers (4.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/4).
“Fresh Off the Boat” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 5.9 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
Building on the half-hour in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6 to 1.8/6) from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ABC’s back-to-back episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat” opened as Tuesday’s Top 2 comedy telecasts, dominating NBC’s back-to-back episodes of “Parks & Recreation” by 70% (1.7/6 vs. 1.0/3). In addition to beating “Parks & Rec” head to head, “Fresh Off the Boat” also delivered much higher ratings than original comedies from 9:00-10:00 p.m. on Fox and NBC: “New Girl” (1.3/4), “The Mindy Project” (1.0/3), “Marry Me” (0.8/2) and “About a Boy” (0.8/3).
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 4.2 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49):
At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent Carter” was up week to week among Adults 18-49 (+8% – 1.4/4 vs. 1.3/4), taking second in the hour over original comedies on NBC (“Marry Me”/”About a Boy” = 0.8/2) and Fox (“New Girl”/”The Mindy Project” = 1.1/3). The new ABC drama also held second in the slot with Total Viewers (4.2 million).
“Forever” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.6 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):
At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Forever” jumped 22% week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs 0.9/3) to match its best number since the start of December – since 12/2/14. Boasting strong year-to-year time-period improvement, “Forever” grew its hour from the year-ago night by 53% in Total Viewers and by 57% in Adults 18-49 (“Killer Women” = 3.0 million and 0.7/2 on 2/11/14).
A note about DVR penetration: DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample is currently at 49% in U.S. TV Homes. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which are increasingly not reflected in the overnight Live + Same Day numbers. As a result, the Live + 7 Day ratings are the most accurate measure to gauge the size of the TV audience
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2014-15 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 02/10/15.
Talent From CBS Daytime’s Entire Lineup Will Participate in Twitter “Love Chats” Throughout the Week of Feb. 9
CBS Daytime celebrates Valentine’s Day with special themed episodes of THE TALK, LET’S MAKE A DEAL, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Monday, Feb. 9 – Friday, Feb. 13 on the CBS Television Network. In addition, CBS Daytime will mark Valentine’s Day with talent from the entire lineup participating in Twitter “Love Chats” throughout the week (full schedule below).
THE TALK kicks off the festivities with romantic giveaways from lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu and themed cooking segments on Monday, Feb. 9 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT). On Thursday, Feb. 12, chef Dean Sheremet will prepare “Take Your Love Around The World with Food” dishes, and on Friday, Feb. 13, pastry chef Candace Nelson serves up Valentine’s Day desserts, including naturally pink raspberry cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches with heart shaped brownies. Valentine’s Day week will also feature celebrity guests, including Terry Crews, Taraji P. Henson, Kunal Nayyar (CBS’s THE BIG BANG THEORY), Allison Janney (CBS’s MOM) and Robin Tunney (CBS’s THE MENTALIST).
Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show LET’S MAKE A DEAL celebrates Valentine’s Day with a special themed episode featuring an audience full of single traders looking to make deals and love connections, on Friday, Feb. 13 (check local listings). Traders are matched up to make deals as couples when Cupid Wayne Brady sets the singles up on the wildest blind dates of all time. After one game of “Let’s Make a Date,” where a trader is shown four potential partners to choose from, Wayne finds a love connection between the couple after learning they already met earlier in line. Jonathan Mangum decides to makes his own deal with Wayne in honor of the Valentine’s Day show – swapping their pants during a commercial break! Also, when a couple passes up their Zonk, Wayne and Jonathan dig right in to a half-eaten box of chocolates. Our hopeful traders attempt to make a love connection and a great deal because the only thing worse than a Zonk is a Zonk and a bad date!
Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television’s #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, is celebrating Valentine’s Day by throwing a wedding shower, Friday, Feb. 13 (11:00-Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT). An audience filled with engaged couples will have the opportunity to play as pairs and win themed prizes, including his and hers wedding bands, bachelor and bachelorette parties in Mexico, a honeymoon in Fiji and a trip to the romantic city of Venice, Italy.
The residents of Genoa City are flirting with disaster this Valentine’s Day on television’s #1 daytime drama for 26 years, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) clashes with her husband Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) as she puts the bottle before her marriage and family on Friday, Feb. 13 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT). Life for the Winters family spirals out of control when Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) learns of his son, Devon Hamilton’s (Bryton James), affair with his wife, Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan). Also, bad boy Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) inches closer to winning back his wife Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) under his new identity, Gabriel Bingham.
It’s not all flowers and candy hearts this Valentine’s Day for the characters on Daytime Emmy Award-winning THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL on Friday, Feb. 13 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT). As the Spencers scheme to take over Forrester Creations, Liam (Scott Clifton) has to choose which Forrester woman will he spend Valentine’s Day with: Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) or Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)? Still brokenhearted over losing Hope, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) finds himself spending the most romantic evening of the year sharing a box of chocolates with his crazy and consoling mother, Quinn (Rena Sofer). Meanwhile, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) has a difficult time dealing with something she isn’t quite familiar with: a Valentine’s Day without a Valentine. As she drowns her sorrows in a bottle of booze, she pours her heart out to none other than her ex-lover, Deacon (Sean Kanan).
Following is the schedule for live Twitter “Love Chats,” with the respective Twitter handles:
Monday, Feb. 9:
– 3:30 PM, ET/12:30 PM, PT: THE TALK hosts Julie Chen (@JulieChen), Sara Gilbert (@THEsaragilbert), Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne), Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) and Sheryl Underwood (@sherylunderwood)
Wednesday, Feb. 11:
– 10:00 AM, ET/9:00 AM, CT/7:00 AM, PT: LET’S MAKE A DEAL model Tiffany Coyne (@TiffanyCoyne)
Thursday, Feb. 12:
– 1:30 PM, ET/10:30 AM, PT: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s Don Diamont (@don_diamont) and Heather Tom (@BBheathertom)
Friday, Feb. 13:
– 12:30 PM, ET/9:30 AM, PT: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS’ Bryton James (@BrytonEjames) and Mishael Morgan (@MishaelMorgan1)
– 11:00 AM, ET/8:00 AM, PT: PRICE IS RIGHT model Rachel Reynolds (@Rachel1Reynolds)
CHEAT TWEET: Celebrate #ValentinesDay w/ @CBSDaytime Feb 9-13 #TheTalk #LetsMakeADeal #PriceisRight #YR #BoldandBeautiful http://bit.ly/1zBBwzW
CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet
CBS Daytime: @CBSDaytime
CBS Daytime Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/Daytime
THE TALK Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheTalkCBS
THE TALK Twitter: @TheTalk_CBS
LET’S MAKE A DEAL Facebook: www.facebook.com/LetsMakeADealCBS
LET’S MAKE A DEAL Twitter: @LetsMakeADealCBS
THE PRICE IS RIGHT Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThePriceIsRightCBS
THE PRICE IS RIGHT Twitter: @PriceisRight
Y&R Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheYoungandtheRestless
Y&R Twitter: @YandR_CBS and @YRInsider
B&B Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBoldandtheBeautiful
B&B Twitter: @BandB_CBS and @BoldInsider
Photos are available at www.cbspressexpress.com
THE ROYALS — Season 1 — Pictured: Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena — (Photo by Frank W. Ockenfels 3/E! Entertainment)
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The following is a listing of all Blu-ray reviews done for J!-ENT which are listed in alphanumeric order:
Since 1993, J!-ENT has been reviewing anime (Japanese animation) from VHS to LD and now Blu-ray to DVD.
The following is a list of all the anime Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.
ANIME BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are alphabetical order):
Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present (NOTE: Due to the amount of reviews we have done over the years, not all are included in this listing yet. We are periodically updating this section with our past reviews. Also, please note that some of these reviews are very old and are in a different format to our current review style.)
009-1 – Volume 1 (DVD)
Cat Planet Cuties (BD)
The Garden of Words (BD)
GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack! (DVD)
Hidamari Sketch SP (Blu-ray)
|Performances from Andy Grammer and Flo Rida
|“The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) featuring moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. It is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is owned and produced by ABC. Bill Wolff is executive producer. Brian Balthazar is co-executive producer. “The View” is directed by Ashley S. Gorman.
For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg), Rosie O’Donnell (@rosie), Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) and Nicolle Wallace (@nicolledwallace) on Twitter.™ Scheduled guests for the week of FEBRUARY 9-13 are as follows (subject to change): MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – Plus-size swimsuit model Ashley Graham; Spike Lee (“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”); Victor Rasuk (“Fifty Shades of Grey”).
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – Marcia Gay Harden (“Fifty Shades of Grey”); Whitney Thore (“My Big Fat Fabulous Life”).
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – Lucy Liu (“Elementary”); Andy Grammer performs his latest single “Honey, I’m Good.”
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – Naomi Campbell (“Empire”); Flo Rida performs his new smash single “G.D.F.R.”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – TBD
|Chocolatier Jacques Torres Hosts a Cooking School Sharing All of his Expert Tips,
Wednesday, February 11
|Love is in the air as “The Chew” gets viewers ready for Valentine’s Day with recipes, cocktails and décor ideas to celebrate the one you love this year. On WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, Chocolatier Jacques Torres hosts a cooking school sharing his secrets in the art of chocolate making.
Listings for the week of FEBRUARY 9-13 (subject to change; weekdays, 1:00 p.m., ET; broadcast in stereo):
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – “SEXIEST MEALS ALIVE!” – Gina Torres (“Suits”); recipes for chocolate pasta with spicy ragu and savory crab legs with artichoke & champagne; Valentine’s Day inspired cocktails.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – “TABLE FOR TWO” – Daphne Oz shares her recipe for a romantic Valentine’s Day breakfast; newlywed couples compete in a cook-off competition.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – “NOTHIN’ BUT CHOCOLATE” – Chocolatier Jacques Torres hosts a chocolate cooking school; Clinton Kelly shares an easy, yet decadent, chocolate dessert.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – “RECIPES FOR ROMANCE” – Marcia Gay Harden (“50 Shades of Grey”); recipes for the ultimate date night.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – “EXTRA VALUE FRIDAY: FOOD FANTASIES” – Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor”)
About “The Chew”
Celebrating and exploring life through food, “The Chew,” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” serves up everything food — from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more — all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series. Follow “The Chew” (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali); Michael Symon (@chefsymon); Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly); Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter ™
Creative Arts Emmy Awards to Air on FXX
The 67th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS return to FOX, airing LIVE coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 20 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT). The announcement was made jointly by the Television Academy and FOX.
The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from more than 17,500 voting members of the Television Academy.
Host(s) and producers for the 67th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS will be announced soon.
Additionally, the “Creative Arts Emmy Awards” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 and will air on FXX on a date to be announced.
About the Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television’s most coveted prize, the Primetime Emmy® Award. For more information, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com.
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including EMPIRE, GOTHAM, AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY and SLEEPY HOLLOW. FOX is the only network to ever rank No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight consecutive seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at www.fox.com/foxnow. “Like” FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.
“AMERICAN IDOL XIV” HEADS TO HOLLYWOOD FOR TWO WEEKS, BEGINNING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, AND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, ON FOX
Special First-Time-Ever Musical Showcase from House of Blues
Airs Wednesday, February 18, and Continues Thursday, February 19
When the Top 24 Contestants are Revealed
IDOL Takes a Two-Week Road Trip to Motown with Performances from
The Fillmore Detroit
Wednesday, February 25, Thursday, February 26,
Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5
This week, the fun continues when 218 of the country’s most amazing performers travel west to compete in AMERICAN IDOL XIV’s Hollywood Week at the Orpheum Theatre, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT), on FOX. Only 48 will make it through to the first-time-ever Showcase round, in which they will perform in front of a LIVE audience at the House of Blues in hopes of becoming one of the Top 24 semi-finalists. In another first, the Top 24 will hit the road to Detroit, MI, on the AMERICAN IDOL bus, for the first voting performance shows of the season.
After an intense four weeks of competition, 206 contestants will fall, leaving only 12 singers to fight for the right to be called the next AMERICAN IDOL.
On Wednesday, Feb. 4 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT), the contestants arrive in the entertainment capital of the world for a shot at wowing the judges – Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. – with their vocal and performance abilities. In a new IDOL twist, the judges call upon the most memorable contestants from the first phase of the auditions to perform solos. Those who impress get a pass straight to Group Day and can breathe a huge sigh of relief. The remaining contestants then get their chance to perform for the judges.
On Group Day, the contestants must choose the best songs that highlight their individual vocals and showcase their ability to collaborate on Thursday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Known for shaking up even the most accomplished competitor, Group Day is a “make-or-break” moment for many singers.
Then, on Wednesday, Feb. 11 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Feb. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), the remaining hopefuls advance to solo performances with the band and sit down with the judges to talk shop and ask questions.
It’s down to the “best of the best” as the remaining 48 hopefuls take the stage at House of Blues for the IDOL SHOWCASE airing Wednesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Feb. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). For some singers, it will be the first time they perform in front of a packed house. Everyone can sing, but can they withstand the pressure? Will they own the stage? Will they connect with the audience?
When the curtain closes at House of Blues, America’s Top 24 semi-finalists will be revealed.
THE IDOL ROAD TRIP – PERFORMANCE ROUNDS
America, it’s time to vote as the Top 24 semi-finalists hit the road in the AMERICAN IDOL bus to Detroit, MI. Travel and touring are part of the training to be a superstar, and what better place to visit than the home of Motown and countless musical greats.
On Wednesday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT), the Top 12 guys take the stage of The Fillmore Detroit theater to sing for the judges and for America’s vote. Then, the Top 12 girls get their turn to impress America on Thursday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
On Wednesday, March 4 (8:00-9:01 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on the first LIVE show of the season, host Ryan Seacrest will reveal which eight guys will get the chance to sing once again for America’s vote to secure a spot as a Top Finalist. On Thursday, March 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), it’s the girls’ turn and the eight girls who received the highest votes will perform once again. On Wednesday, March 11 (8:00-9:01 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 12 finalists will be revealed from Los Angeles.
FINALIST PERFORMANCE ROUNDS
The competition gets even fiercer when the Top 12 perform LIVE Thursday, March 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed). Two finalists’ journey will end as America’s vote is revealed Thursday, March 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed).
Wednesday, Feb. 4 Hollywood Round, Part 1
(8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT)
Thursday, Feb. 5 Hollywood Round, Part 2
(8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
Wednesday, Feb. 11 Hollywood Round, Part 3
(8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT)
Thursday, Feb. 12 Hollywood Round, Part 4
(8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
Wednesday, Feb. 18 Performances from House of Blues
(8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT)
Thursday, Feb. 19 Performances from House of Blues – TOP 24 Revealed
(8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
THE “IDOL” ROAD TRIP
Wednesday, Feb. 25 Top 12 Guys Perform – Voting begins
(8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT)
Thursday, Feb. 26 Top 12 Girls Perform
(8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
Wednesday, March 4 Top 8 Guys Perform
(8:00-9:01 PM ET live /
Thursday, March 5 Top 8 Girls Perform
(8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT
Wednesday, March 11 Top 12 Finalists Revealed
(8:00-9:01 PM ET live/
Thursday, March 12 Top 12 Perform
(8:00-10:00 PM ET live/
Thursday, March 19 LIVE Results Show; Two Finalists Sent Home
(8:00-10:00 PM ET live/
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