American Idol returns to ABC this weekend with Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie at the
American Idol returns to ABC this weekend with Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie at the
One of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations takes place in Times Square every year.
If you have wanted to ring in the new year with a bang, Times Square provides you the opportunity to send your hopes, dreams, and resolutions through the sky for the upcoming year.
Have you ever wondered if the confetti falling from the sky was more than just a celebratory decoration?
According to ABC 7, the 2019 New Year’s Eve bash marks the fourth year in a row that the Times Square Alliance printed wishes from people around the world on the confetti.
If you are interested in sending your wishes through the sky in Times Square, there are two ways to submit.
Here’s how to create your very own “wishfetti.”
A video posted to Twitter demonstrates what it’s like to submit your wish in person.
On Twitter, @TimesSquareNYC shared footage of the Good Morning America staff adding their wishes for the 2019 midnight ball drop:
Review some tweets from people who have submitted below:
American Idol crowned Maddie Poppe as the 16th winner (and first on ABC) and she has released a music video for her song “Going, Going, Gone” thru Hollywood Records. Check out the videos. It is pretty funny.
It’s been a crazy few weeks for the world of television. So many cancelations and renewals and revivals (oh my!). Thanks to our friends at VOX, here is a complete list of the shows that have been canceled, renewed, or revived (oh my!).
Alex Inc. (ABC)
The Brave (NBC)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) — picked up by NBC for a sixth season
The Crossing (ABC)
Designated Survivor (ABC)
The Exorcist (Fox)
Great News (NBC)
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC)
Last Man on Earth (Fox)
Law & Order: True Crime (NBC)
Life Sentence (CW)
Living Biblically (CBS)
Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC)
The Mayor (ABC)
Me, Myself & I (CBS)
The Mick (Fox)
The Middle (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
The Night Shift (NBC)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
The Originals (CW)
Shades of Blue (NBC)
Superior Donuts (CBS)
Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)
Wayward Pines (Fox)
Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)
The X-Files (Fox) (As always with The X-Files, another revival series a few years down the road isn’t out of the question.)
The 100 (CW)
The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) — returns in summer
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Grit (Fox) — returns in summer
American Housewife (ABC)
American Idol (ABC)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) — returns in summer
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
America’s Got Talent (NBC) — returns in summer
A.P. Bio (NBC)
The Bachelor (ABC)
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) — returns in summer
Beat Shazam (Fox) — returns in summer
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Big Brother (CBS)
Black Lightning (CW)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) — picked up after Fox cancelled it
Celebrity Big Brother (CBS)
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) — returns in summer
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Chicago P.D. (NBC)
Child Support (ABC)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW)
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC)
Family Guy (Fox)
The Flash (CW)
For the People (ABC)
The Four (Fox)
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
The Gifted (Fox)
The Goldbergs (ABC)
The Gong Show (ABC)
The Good Doctor (ABC)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access only)
Good Girls (NBC)
The Good Place (NBC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Jane the Virgin (CW)
Last Man Standing (FOX) — ABC had canceled the show a year ago in its sixth season, but Fox is bringing it back for season seven.
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Life in Pieces (CBS)
Love Connection (Fox) — returns in summer
Madam Secretary (CBS)
Man With a Plan (CBS)
Marlon (NBC) — returns in summer
MasterChef Junior (FOX)
Midnight, Texas (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
The Orville (Fox)
The Resident (Fox)
SEAL Team (CBS)
The Simpsons (Fox)
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Splitting Up Together (ABC)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access only)
Station 19 (ABC)
This Is Us (NBC)
To Tell the Truth (ABC) — returns in summer
Trial & Error (NBC)
Undercover Boss (CBS) — returns in summer
The Voice (NBC)
The Wall (NBC)
Whose Line Is It, Anyway? (CW)
Will & Grace (NBC)
World of Dance — returns in summer
Young Sheldon (CBS)
Which broadcast TV shows are still waiting on an official verdict?
Battle of the Network Stars (ABC)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
The Blacklist (NBC)
Boy Band (ABC)
Code Black (CBS)
Genius Junior (NBC)
Kevin Can Wait (CBS)
LA to Vegas (Fox)
Lethal Weapon (Fox)
Little Big Shots (Fox)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Match Game (ABC)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW)
Prison Break (Fox)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Shots Fired (FOX)
The Toy Box (ABC)
World’s Funniest (Fox)
While nothing is official, all signs point to the FOX network reviving the Tim Allen Sitcom, Last Man Standing.
The show was formerly on ABC but got canceled due to the right-leaning comedy that was on display. Tim Allen plays Mike Baxter, a conservative businessman who voted for Donald Trump.
While ABC tried to play off the idea that the sitcom had run its course, many believed that it had more to do with Tim Allen’s politics.
Tim Allen has come out publically supporting the show and has been rumored to already be on board to return to the series.
Source: TV Line.
HIT SERIES AND STAR MAKER ‘AMERICAN IDOL’
TO MAKE MORE DREAMS COME TRUE WITH SECOND SEASON ON ABC
Music Luminaries Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie to Return as Judges,
and Ryan Seacrest to Return as Host
The journey continues as America’s beloved singing competition series “American Idol” is set to return for its second season on The ABC Television Network for the 2018-2019 season. Following the historic revival of the beloved series on ABC, the fan favorite will set out once again on a nationwide search to discover the next singing sensation. Returning to help find the cream of the crop are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy®-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return to helm the music competition series as host.
In its first season on ABC, “American Idol” has finished as Sunday’s No. 1 entertainment broadcast series on each of its 8 telecasts this season in Live + Same Day Adults 18-49. In fact, on average, the series ranks No. 1 in its 2-hour slot with Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54) and Teens 12-17. “American Idol” is more than doubling ABC’s Sunday 8:00-10:00 p.m. time-period results year-to-year in Total Viewers (+158%) and Adults 18-49 (+110%), producing the Net’s best results in the 2-hour slot in 4 years among viewers and in 3 years among young adults – since the comparable weeks of 2014 and 2015, respectively. Season to date, including delayed viewing, “American Idol-SUN” draws an average audience of 9.3 million viewers with a 2.1/8 among Adults 18-49. Additionally, the broad-appealing unscripted series has dominated the social landscape as the most social prime-time reality series of the year to date. (Source: Social Content Ratings, 1/1/18 – 4/29/18. Ranked by total program-level interactions. Facebook organic metrics no longer included as of 4/6/18).
“We knew that ‘American Idol’ on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”
“’American Idol’’s return on ABC has shown once again that viewers love to discover and support raw talent,” said Trish Kinane, president of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America, executive producer and showrunner of “American Idol.” “Our new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have brought huge credibility, energy and fun to the show this year, and we are so excited to continue the journey with Ryan Seacrest at the helm in the search for the next superstar.”
Dennis Miller, executive chairman of CORE Media Group, added, “Our team is incredibly proud of the success we have had with ‘American Idol’ on ABC, and we are excited to search for more talent nationwide with a second season. We look forward to furthering our relationship with the network, our partners at FremantleMedia, Luke, Katy, Lionel, Ryan, and all those who audition to become the next American Idol as we continue to entertain fans with incredible performances week after week!”
Don’t miss “American Idol” as the Top 7 take the stage on ABC, this Sunday, May 6, live coast-to-coast at 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00-9:00 p.m. CDT/5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT. (The episode will be rebroadcast for the West Coast at 8:00-10:00 p.m. PDT).
The official “American Idol” app is available on iOS and Android devices. Using the app, fans can vote for their favorite contestants, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text. Fans can also use the app to “IDOLize” their selfies with “American Idol” filters and stickers, and track what’s trending with judges, contestants and fans.
“American Idol” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre representing CORE Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
“American Idol” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, with new shows including the No. 1 new drama on television, “The Good Doctor,” the most watched show on television, “Roseanne,” and the return of “American Idol”; in addition to current hits, such as groundbreaking dramas “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Once Upon a Time.” The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “black-ish,” “American Housewife,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle,” “Speechless” and midseason breakout, “Splitting Up Together”; hit game shows “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank,” iconic “The Bachelor” franchise, long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for over 50 years on the network, along with daytime talk show “The Chew”; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and “The American Music Awards.”
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. For more information, follow us @FMNATV and visit our Facebook page.
About CORE Media Group
CORE Media Group is a leading independent media and entertainment company that creates quality programming for linear television and digital platforms. Through partnerships with well-established industry leaders including Sharp Entertainment, as well as B-17 Entertainment and its newly formed digital studio Thumb Candy, the company creates additional multiplatform programming of various genres for audiences nationwide. Through CORE’s 19 Entertainment, it co-produces “American Idol,” the gold standard of music competition programs, and the enduring franchise, “So You Think You Can Dance” (returning on FOX for a 15th season). Other recent television series under the CORE umbrella include “The Wall” for NBC and “Caraoke Showdown” for Spike. Additionally, CORE’s 19 Recordings has been a part of the successful music careers of platinum artists Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Colton Dixon, just to name a few.
Roseanne returned to ABC last night to over 18 Million viewers – the highest rating for a comedy in over 4 years. Roseanne Barr is Trump supporter who plays a Trump supporter on TV, and many people are claiming that this is why Roseanne did so well on its first night back.
Roseanne doing so well helped other shows in ABC’s primetime lineup. Black-ish doubled it’s viewership, Splitting Up had more than 7 million viewers – a win for ABC!
Barr also had an awkward encounter with Jimmy Kimmel the other night on Kimmel’s talk show. Check it out:
Keep calm. Be strong. American Idol is back for its 16th season and first season on ABC. While the show has had its fair share of criticism this week, many of us are excited to have the show back! We wanted to break down our 6 favorite auditions so far!
Catie’s attitude is one that many of us have: Someone chasing a dream and just happy to be here. She performed an original song that resonated with everyone watching. She did great and we believe that she will do well in this competition.
Alyssa, 15 years old, and incredible. She has an “It” factor and can do really well in this business if guided correctly.
The American Idol re-boot made it’s debut last Sunday night. It’s got a new network, ABC, and new coaches, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry. I admittedly wasn’t too interested in watching the re-boot because I kind of felt it’d already ‘been there, done that’ and Idol’s run had come to an end. However, I ended up watching when it was on in the radio studio when I was at work that night. I was pleasantly surprised! I loved the contestants stories and talent, and I loved Lionel Richie! I’m a fan of Luke Bryan’s already, so it was cool to see him representing the country genre on the show, and I guess you could call me ‘indifferent’ about Katy Perry. I appreciate her talent, I like a few of her songs, but she’s not really my cup of coffee (I know, it’s tea, but I don’t like tea, so coffee it is).
I thought her coaching was fine out of the gate, she’s obviously qualified for the job, being a successful musician in the music business. However, it was when she started getting creepy with the male contestants that I started to get uncomfortable. First, was 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze from Oklahoma, who for some reason admitted as part of his story that he’d never had a girlfriend and never been kissed. At which point, Perry summoned him over for a kiss on the cheek, which then turned into a surprise kiss on the lips! Red faced and obviously embarrassed, Glaze started to back away, while the panel shared a laugh, that he eventually joined in on.
American Idol is returning to TV tonight on a new network (ABC) and a new set of judges. Personally, I am very excited for the return of this classic show and cannot wait for some great moments. I have decided to share 6 of my all-time favorite moments with you. This…is my Favorite Idol (moments)!
Adam Lambert was the odds-on favorite during the 8th season of Idol. Kris Allen would end up taking that year’s title, but this was one of Lambert’s break out moments. This performance was also a breakout moment for the show 8 years in. The performance was so different and showcased Lambert’s skills so well. Enjoy!
Idol had it’s fare share of memorable moments, and this one takes the cake. Season 8 was the debut season for the four judge panel and Kara Dioguardi’s first season. She had a very heated encounter with Katrina Darrell who auditioned in a bikini.