- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV11 hrs ago
Two years ago, NBC's little show that could, "The Sing-Off," almost didn't. After its third season tanked in the ratings, the a cappella talent competition was canceled, robbing viewers of some truly fantastic singing — and, more tragically, of the wit and wisdom of Ben Folds, the greatest reality TV judge of all time .
But a lot can happen in two years. Ironically, Season 3's winner, Pentatonix, went on to huge success, with their two albums respectively debuting at number 14 and number 10 on the Billboard chart. The sleeper-hit comedy flick Pitch Perfect put a cappella on the pop-culture map. "Sing-Off" fanatics started a grass-roots "Save the 'Sing-Off'" campaign to revive the show. And now, "The Sing-Off" is finally back.
And you know, it's even better than I remember.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV14 hrs ago
The most important episode of "The Voice" Season 5 so far — the top five semifinals, the show that'll determine which three contestants (with no help of an Instant Save) advance to next week's finale — took place Monday night. Hypothetically, it could be an all-Team Adam finale next week, if all of Adam Levine's contestants make it through. There's also a chance that one of the other coaches still represented in the mix, Christina Aguilera or three-time champ Blake Shelton, could be out of the running after the votes are tallied, leaving them sitting on the sidelines alongside poor, jilted CeeLo Green.
But enough talk about whether Adam will win, or Christina will win, or Blake will win. The stakes are obviously much higher for the actual contestants , the ones who are trying to win an actual record contract , not just bragging rights. So let's recap how they all did…and then predict which three will make the cut.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV15 hrs ago
Boston strong couple Jason Case, 34, and Amy Diaz, 29, met in a Rhode Island hookah bar, dated for 18 months, and then decided to test their skills and their relationship by applying for "The Amazing Race 23." Six months later, their love affair is still going strong, an engagement is imminent, and their bank accounts are healthier, thanks to avoiding Philimination. Yahoo TV spoke exclusively with this season's winners Monday while they were on a train to New York about the highs and lows of the competition, their controversial alliance, and how the race affected their bond.
How does it feel to finally be able to tell people you won?
Amy: We are so relieved. Our moms needed tranquilizers throughout the entire season and definitely last night.
Jason: It was really tough not to tell anyone, but it was harder not to mess up and give anything away. People would try to trick us and ask questions to try to figure out if we'd won or lost. Amy and I were very prepared for that. We had a great poker face for the last few months, so we completely blew people's minds when we won. They had no idea.
- kimp at Yahoo TV16 hrs ago
It’s official: The Cumberbatch, er, the presumed-dead Sherlock Holmes, springs back to life in the upcoming third season of “Sherlock.” And as the just-released trailer for the new season shows, Sherlock is incredulous that life has gone on without him during his absence.
“I think I’ll surprise John,” Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) tells his bro, Mycroft (Mark Gatiss), in the trailer. “Pop over to Baker Street. Who knows? Jump out of a cake.”
“Baker Street? He isn’t there anymore,” Mycroft says. “It’s been two years. He’s got on with his life.”
“What life?” Sherlock asks. “I’ve been away.”
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV22 hrs ago
"NCIS" is the gift that keeps on giving for CBS.
The mega-hit drama has already spawned one successful spinoff, "NCIS: Los Angeles." And now executive producer Gary Glasberg and star Mark Harmon are hoping the crime procedural's magic will extend to a third series set in New Orleans.
The "NCIS" team is planning a backdoor pilot — an episode of the original series that introduces the new characters for the potential spinoff — to air in spring 2014.
According to Showbiz 411, there are four main characters and the roles are open to any ethnicity. Here's a rundown of each, with our casting suggestions. Plus, check out who our followers on Twitter want to see on the spinoff!
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV1 day ago
As "American Idol's" Danny Noriega might say, this is almost TMTH (too much to handle). Yahoo's Reality Rocks can exclusively confirm rumors that the wild Season 7 Idol, famous for his perfectly purple-streaked emo hair, skinny ties, and sassing back to Simon Cowell, has just signed up for another, very different reality competition: "RuPaul's Drag Race"! And Danny is looking very different these days, too.
Since leaving "Idol's" top 16 in 2008, Danny, now age 24, has reinvented himself as the fabulous drag queen Adore Delano, performing in drag shows across Southern California and rubbing glittery shoulders with "Drag Race" alums like Morgan McMichaels. Danny/Adore even auditioned for "Drag Race" last season, narrowly missing the cut. But when Season 6 premieres in February 2014 on the Logo network, Adore Delano will finally get her closeup. (Interestingly, she will be competing against Courtney Act, a veteran of "Australian Idol," so this will be a very Idolicious season.)
- rrush at Yahoo TV1 day ago
The secret weapon of any "Sound of Music" show is always a truckload of adorable von Trapp children, and last week's NBC production was no exception. Especially show-stealing were Ariane Rinehart, the Barnard junior who took on the role of "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" Liesl, and 15-year-old Joe West, who hit the night's highest of high notes playing Kurt. We spoke to both of the young stars by phone as they recovered from their big night.
What have you been doing today to celebrate?
ARIANE: Well, I slept in. That was one mode of celebration. Mostly I've just been talking to people. I wish I could say I did something really fun, but I did not. A lot of contacting friends and family and catching up with everything that happened in the eight hours I was offline yesterday.
How was working with Carrie and Stephen Moyer?
- kimp at Yahoo TV1 day ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers.
Phew! It was almost like being back in those final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad” with “Big Man in Tehran,” the penultimate “Homeland” episode of Season 3.
All those installments that were completely sans Brody earlier this season were well worth the wait for this, in which the former American hero and politician finally chose which side he’s on. A twisty, turn-filled adventure that found him seemingly flip-flopping between the plan the CIA set out for him and a newfound hero status in Tehran ended with Brody doing exactly what he’d been ordered to do: kill Iranian intelligence head Danesh Akbari, so Akbari’s number two, Javadi, could be installed as the new head of the IRGC and puppeted by the CIA.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV1 day ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains spoilers for the season finale of "The Amazing Race."
After roughing it through 11 legs, 4 continents, 9 countries, and more than 35,000 miles, Team Boston rose above their signature second-place spot (they finished second a record six times over the course of the competition!), proved just how strong of a partnership they really had, and won the $1 million prize on “The Amazing Race” 23.
“This is definitely the beginning of my happily ever after,” Amy choked out after getting over the initial shock and disbelief of arriving first to Phil’s final mat in Juneau, Alaska — undoubtedly alluding to her plan to spend the money on a ring and a wedding. “We’ve experienced so many highs and lows that I feel like we can pretty much take on anything.” Jason added, “It was about coming out here and working as a team, determined to finish every goal and push through every leg.”
- rchan at Yahoo TV2 days ago
Bringing in the "Anchorman" cast was just the beginning of a fun-filled night on "Saturday Night Live."
A "Sound of Music" cold open sketch set the audience on fire early with the appearance of "Dooneese," Kristen Wiig's big-forehead, tiny-handed singer, who creeped out everyone onstage, eventually shoving her hands into Taran Killam's mouth as he tried to sing "Edelweiss." Fred Armisen also came back from retirement to reprise his Lawrence Welk impersonation ("I tink it's very possible dat de hills are alive wit radioactivity."). It was a strong way to start the show, but it was immediately topped by the next segment.
Host Paul Rudd came out for his monologue and brought up that his first two appearances were overshadowed by the musical guests: Beyoncé the first time and Paul McCartney the second. Of course, One Direction came out to overshadow him once again, but before they got too far, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, and Steve Carrell (Rudd's co-stars in the upcoming "Anchorman 2") joined them onstage.