For all its massive success in recent years, AMC is still somewhat in its infancy when it comes to original programming. And for every runaway hit like 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men' and 'The Walking Dead,' there's a few missteps like 'The Killing,' or even recent forays into reality TV with unique efforts like 'Small Town Security.' But if you're going to emulate the major networks, might as well go for the big guns, right? So let's see if 'Road Show,' AMC's first reality competiton can bring the heat!
For a show that hasn't mattered in the cultural landscape for about five years now, there sure has been a lot of a back-and-forth and debate about who is going to take the empty judge's seats on 'American Idol.' Many names were bandied about, but it looks like those two seats next to Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey will be filled by Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj.
Needless to say, after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler decided to leave the 'American Idol' judges' table, the show tumbled into chaos. With less than two weeks until open auditions are held in New York City, Mariah Carey is the only name officially attached to the panel and Randy Jackson has stepped down to a mentoring role. All the while reports continue to speculate on who will be joining the team, but with nothing made official yet, there's still a small bit of wiggle room.
There have been rumors (lots of rumors) as of late regarding the coveted judging spots on 'American Idol.' We know for a fact that diva supreme Mariah Carey is one of the new replacements to fill the void left by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, and while Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban (so not who we were expecting) are said to be in the final stages of joining up, that leaves Randy Jackson floating around in space.
We've previously reported in light of murmorings that the entire 'Idol' judges' panel would be revamped and Jackson, the longest lasting judge on the show, would be stepping down from his role to accept a more minor position as "mentor" to the contestants. Now, it looks like it'll be made official very soon... if it hasn't already.
While US Weekly seemed to have the exclusive scoop on Nicki Minaj joining the 'American Idol' judging team (or should we say, they thought they had the scoop?) there's still some talk as to who could possibly fill in for Steven Tyler now that Mariah Carey is definitely on board. Should we have already assumed that rapper and Kim Kardashian's attention-seeking boyfriend Kanye West would be considered for the job? Probably.
Ever since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler left the 'American Idol' judges' table -- Tyler to focus on being a rock star and J. Lo to focus on her family -- Fox went into overtime to try and land some big names to come and fill in those empty spots.
Though some rumors floated around referencing the possibility of former 'Idol' contestant Adam Lambert and Disney star Nick Jonas joining the panel, Fox ended up landing a queen of R&B music, Mariah Carey. That meant there was just one more spot left and we've just learned that it too went to a big name in the music world -- Ms. Nick Minaj herself.
Earlier today, we saw a surprising article that detailed the current state of viewers for Sunday night cable series, some of which hardly seemed like they could be true. And yet, for as critically adored as series like 'Breaking Bad' may be, it just isn't where the big bucks are. A new list of TV's most paid stars that came out today will equally shock you, particularly when your salary is less than that of a monkey. Enjoy!
Another year, another game of musical chairs for the judges of the long-running 'American Idol.' Last month, it was reported that Mariah Carey would join mainstay Randy Jackson behind the table and today, it looks like there's a frontrunner for that last spot: Nick Jonas, AKA, one third of the Jonas Brothers.