Lots of FUN television tonight!
Big Brother 16 comes to a close! The 90 minute finale airs at 9:30/8:30c PM on CBS. Right before, at 8:00/7c PM it’s the Survivor premiere! Join Krista and Shnugs, respectively, as they live blog the shows.
Also, on ABC, Nashville Season 3 premieres at 10 pm with an innovative twist. The drama will be intercut with LIVE performances from Florida-Georgia Line, cast member Charles Esten and MORE! at 10/9c pm. Watch for Windmills recap after.
The Minneapolis judges round auditions begin today!
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Ellmers, Aiken agree to 2nd District debate – Republican 2nd District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and her Democratic challenger, pop singer Clay Aiken, have agreed to debate next month. The North Carolina Bankers Association, in partnership with WRAL parent Capitol Broadcasting Co., will host the Oct. 6 debate at the association’s Management Team Conference in Pinehurst. WRAL News anchor David Crabtree will moderate the one-hour debate, which will be taped in front of delegates attending the conference. WRAL will air the debate on television and online at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. The debate will also air on WRAZ Fox 50 at 11 p.m. Oct. 6, and it will be available for on-demand viewing on WRAL.com through Election Day. – Read more at WRAL
Brad Paisley Plotting How to ‘Address’ Carrie Underwood’s Pregnancy During CMA Awards – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return as hosts of the CMA Awards on November 5, and while the ‘Perfect Storm’ singer says the cupboard is bare in terms to things to joke about, his co-host’s pregnancy “will definitely be addressed.”
Paisley stopped sort of saying he’s frothing at the mouth with ideas, but spoke with much enthusiasm and a familiar grin when addressing the topic backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday (Sept. 24). “I mean, who knows? Did you guys see her at the ACM Honors?” he asked Taste of Country and various media. “She was a basket case. So what’s she going to be like in the monologue when we do this? Is she gonna break down crying? Or is she all of a sudden gonna start laughing for no reason, have a hot flash? Run off stage and pee. I don’t know.” Adds the funny man, “Just pray for me.” – Read more at Taste of Country
Bowersox brings folk, rock and country sound to Turner – “I’m doing it all on this tour,” she said, as the wind blew by her window of what seemed to be a larger vehicle. Bowersox was behind the wheel, and between the outside noises of chirps and buzzes, Bowersox said that she’s due for a new van. She’s calling the shots with her career and where she wants to go. I think she likes it that way. “When you start out on your own … I know I have to do it all.” Doing it all – from managing the tour dates, getting the logistics and travel taken care of, and performing – it seems like a lot to do. Besides singing, she’s also a parent, and most of us can relate to how big of a wonderful job the latter can be on its own. Bowersox considers it all to be a part of the journey … including memorable stops in Wisconsin. – Read more at On Milwaukee
What’s next for Jessica Sanchez? – “It’s a hard business!” Jessica admits. Considering that most American Idol alumni have relatively been flash in the (season) pan, she still counts herself lucky. She guested in the hit show Glee. Her last single “Tonight,” in collaboration with R&B star Ne-Yo, has 11.8 million views on Youtube and received a lot of radio airtime here in the Philippines. And she continues to perform. – See the Photos at Rappler
The second season of “Faking It” starring American Idol 9 alum, Katie Stevens premiered on MTV last night.
Here’s a supercut preview of the season, which will feature an intersex storyline.
‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst names the players he’s not sure can cut it this season – Every season Survivor host Jess Probst tells us at the start of filming which players he thinks are the ones to keep an eye on. But then there’s the flip side, as we also force Probst to also come clean on which players he’s just not sure have what it takes to play this game. Now it’s time to see whom Probst is ready to throw under the bus for Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water, which kicks off tonight at 8pm on CBS. – Watch the video at Entertainment Weekly
Talking tech anxiety with Katharine McPhee – MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – On the new CBS TV series Scorpion , actress Katharine McPhee stars in a sort of dramatic Big Bang Theory, about a team of super nerds and an ordinary waitress, played by McPhee, who interprets the outside world for them. Off-camera, the former Smash co-star is a little scared by technology but totally fascinated when a USA TODAY reporter shows up on the day the new iPhones came out and shows the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to her. – Read more at USA Today
Julie Chen says not to count on another ‘Big Brother: All-Stars’ any time soon – After all the controversy last year with the houseguests making a lot of racist and homophobic comments — comments which I know really disappointed you on a personal level, is it nice to not have to deal with any of that this time around?
Yes. Oh my God, how refreshing. But you know what? You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I have to tell you, about one week in seeing the dynamics of this group and seeing each houseguest individually, you could tell with this group — you weren’t going to hear that kind of comment. You also weren’t going to see a cliquey mean girls group forming. The women who played Big Brother this past summer were all very strong individuals where they didn’t need to kind of glom on to one another to feel empowered. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
ABC’s ‘Nashville’ prepares to go live in premiere – This afternoon, “Nashville” star Chris Carmack and a backing band of Music City pros took the stage at the ABC show’s replica set of the Bluebird Café. They played a brand-new song, “If It’s Love,” for a crowd of roughly 30 people, including a group of visiting journalists and the show’s usual behind-the-scenes crew. On Wednesday, they’ll perform that same song, in the same place, for an audience of millions. As the primetime TV drama returns for its third season, it’s hoping to lure in viewers with a daring feat. Wednesday’s premiere episode will feature three live musical numbers performed and broadcast from the show’s East Nashville sound stage. That includes Carmack’s song, as well as performances by co-star Charles Esten and real-world country stars Florida Georgia Line. – Read more at Tennessean.com