First, a gathering of internet all-stars convene to discuss the American Idol finale and the state of singing contests in general. We are joined byVulture’s Dave Holmes,Grantland’s Tess Lynchand the AV Club’s Emily Yoshida to chew over the twists and turns of Idol, The Voice and The X Factor season ahead.
Then a report from the TV upfronts. Two hard-nosed reporters who were on the scene tell us about the networks’ presentations of their seasons ahead, what we can expect to be watching - or ignoring - this fall and about the state of network television in general. Vulture’sDenise Martin and Hitfix’sGeoff Berkshire give us the inside story.
Plus - thoughts about the New Boring: Hollywood’s gold standard for weightiness.
And a new theme song by The Ventures.