Spare Bites: Cher, Television Critics Association Nominations, Nigel Lythgoe and Julie White


Some thoughts on happenings from around the web today…

CHER will be making her first live television appearance in more than a decade when she shows up on the season finale of The Voice to perform the first single from her new album. Yes — you read that right — Cher has a new album coming out! The album, called “Woman’s World,” will be released on September 24. We’ve missed you Cher!

NOMINATIONS for the Television Critics Association were announced today, with FX’ The Americans leading the pack. Overall the TCA chose a strong group of nominees, but I’m particularly excited to see Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Parenthood‘s Monica Potter make the list. I’m also very glad The Glee Project was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming — maybe now that Glee has been renewed for two seasons Fox and Oxygen can continue discussions about picking up the very entertaining reality spin-off?

NIGEL LYTHGOE was officially fired as Executive Producer of American Idol over the weekend (he’s been replaced by Per Blankens), and today he released a very classy exit statement. While the show could definitely use a new boost of energy (and some new theme nights!), Nigel is responsible for many, many hours of great television, and he will be missed. Thankfully he’ll still be on our televisions this summer on So You Think You Can Dance!

TONY AWARD-WINNER Julie White will replace Sigourney Weaver in the Tony-winning production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike starting at the end of next month. I wasn’t as fond of the Christopher Durang play as some people, but this is great news for fans of White, who gave an absolutely genius performance in Little Dog Laughed. She will no doubt be brilliant in the show.

Did you read anything interesting online today? Let me know!

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