Television viewers root for performers like Gabourey Sidibe and Betty White, of course. How could they not? And that is the point. They can’t not root for them, even if "rooting" for a performer gets in the way of being entertained.
Currently on summer “hellatus”, the CW show leaves fans wanting more.
With Heroes' descent into disappointment and, finally, cancellation, there is now room for a new show to take over the superhero mantle on television, maybe one that can prove to be a little bit more brave. (spoiler alert)
Season 9 comes to end as a sweet, shy kid from Chicago takes the crown. But it was Crystal Bowersox who kept American Idol from going down in flames.
No cliffhangers or big surprises in the season finale
Because of all the mythological hokum, the smoke monster poppycock and the supernatural rigmarole woven through the fabric of Lost, it was already likely bound to become a televised sci-fi tent pole for years to come.
It's been a maligned season, but as we chug toward next week's finale, it could be an epic showdown as good as any in Idol history.
Preparing for the series finale.
What do you do when nobody watches your show? Throw an orgy.
Is Star Trek only able to come out on the Internet?