FOX Bids Farewell to ‘American Idol’

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After a 15-year run, “American Idol” will conclude this evening on FOX. The two-hour finale, featuring returning contestants and judges, will begin at 7 p.m. CT.

Tonight’s program will feature group numbers and spotlight performances, before the last winner of “American Idol” is announced. Fans decide if tonight’s victory will go to contender La’Porsha Renae or Trent Harmon.

While the reality competition’s popularity has dropped in recent years, it made a major impact during its run. The Washington Post reviews how “American Idol” changed pop culture forever.

FOX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Watch Last Night’s Top Commercials

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Early ratings for Super Bowl 50 show a record amount of viewers tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers. Perhaps the evening’s biggest competition, however, took place during the commercial breaks.

This year’s ads featured major brands and big celebrities in obscure, funny, and dramatic multi-million dollar spots. All of last night’s commercials are available to watch in one place now, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

FOX to Reboot ‘The X-Files’ Sunday

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Classic sci-fi series “The X-Files” will return with a special two-night premiere event. FOX will air the first episode on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 9 p.m. CT.

The reboot will follow agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigate strange and abnormal phenomenon. The six-episode miniseries will continue to air Mondays at 7 p.m.

FOX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

State of the Union Address Coverage Available

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Both cable and network television channels will offer a variety of coverage choices for President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address this evening. His annual speech will air at 8 p.m. CT, but additional coverage will be available before, during, and after the event.

TVNewser provides a complete list of the related programming that networks have planned in “TV Plans for President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address.”

‘I Love Lucy’ Comes to CBS in Color

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Tonight, CBS will air a newly colorized version of “I Love Lucy.” The special will feature two back-to-back episodes from the 1950s series, beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

The one-hour program will kick off with the “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” from 1956, which follows the Ricardos as they recall how their lives have changed since the birth of their son.  Classic episode “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” will follow, which first aired in 1952.

CBS is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Three Seasonal Specials Air this Evening

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Tonight, TV viewers have an even wider variety of choices than usual, as three specials are scheduled to premiere. Networks will feature familiar faces and holiday spirit in an evening packed with entertainment.

At 7 p.m. CT, “Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond” will air on ABC. Producers, designers, and voice actors will celebrate the animated favorite’s anniversary, and explore Pixar’s early years in digital film.

Viewers can celebrate the season with “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood” at 7 p.m. on NBC. The one-hour musical program will feature performances from Celine Dion and Tori Kelly, in addition to appearances by Jay Leno, Eva Longoria, and Blake Shelton.

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” inspired by the musician’s remarkable upbringing, will follow on NBC at 8 p.m. The movie special is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955, and explores Parton’s family-oriented and faith-based story.

ABC and NBC are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Empire’ Leads to Host Holiday Special

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FOX’s “Empire” is taking a mid-season break, but fans can enjoy the cast tonight on “Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays.” The special will feature modern performances of seasonal classics by Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, and John Legend. Hosts Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will also sing a duet, along with other surprise guests and performances.

Tonight’s music and variety program begins at 8 p.m. CT. New episodes of “Empire” will return in March 2016.

FOX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Supergirl’ Takes Flight on CBS

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One of the greatest female superheroes comes to CBS tonight in an action-packed new series. “Supergirl” will premiere at 7:30 p.m. CT.

After years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Superman’s cousin decides to embrace her abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be. Melissa Benoist stars as the popular DC Comics character.

CBS is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Time-Shifting TV Is the New Children’s Trend

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As more programming is made available On Demand, audiences are taking advantage of delayed viewing. This phenomenon, also known as time-shifting TV, is particularly popular among children, according to Nielsen.

Networks continue to see increased ratings as a result of time-shifting TV. For example, Disney Channel’s “The Descendants” received a large spike in viewership after originally airing. With On Demand and the option to record programs, perhaps early bedtimes and piles of homework no longer stand between kids and their favorite shows.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out programs and movies by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

CBS Bids Farewell to ‘CSI’

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After a 15-year run, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will conclude Sunday, Sept. 27. The series will end with a two-hour reunion finale, 8 p.m. CT. Many of the show’s past stars, including Marg Helgenberger and William Peterson, will return for the final program.

Set in Las Vegas, “CSI” follows forensic investigators who solve criminal cases in a lab. The program resulted in three spin-offs, including “CSI: Cyber,” which will continue to air.

CBS is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.