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Report: 'Live to Dance' Axed, Paula Abdul 'Devastated'

For failing to generate the kind of ratings that please   CBS , " Live to Dance " reportedly is axed after one season only. Paula Abdul , who makes this a comeback to reality show after ditching " American Idol " allegedly is "devastated" by the news.   Radar Online found out from a "source" that the bad news was delivered by phone on Friday, February 11 and Paula spent the weekend mourning. "She spent the weekend at her home, surrounded by friends, rehashing CBS' devastating decision and wondering what she would do next," a source said.    Read More...

If 'Live to Dance' Is Canceled, Paula Abdul Should Judge 'The X Factor'

Look, we wanted Paula Abdul to succeed with that dancing show of hers. We really did. But now that TV Line is reporting that 'Live to Dance' is as good as dunzo after finishing its first season this week, we can't help but enjoy that feeling of relief washing over our bodies at this very moment. Why? Because Paula's now free to join Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor,' obviously.

D'Angelo and Amanda Win 'Live to Dance'

D'Angelo Castro, 9, and Amanda Carbajales, 10, officially became the first winner of " Live to Dance ". The young kids hailing from Miami won not only the judges' but also audience's love. They are entitled to a cash prize of $500,000.   The ballroom dancers beat married ballet dancers White Tree Fine Art and 11-year-old soloist Kendall Glover in the big finale. White Tree was the first to be eliminated from the Top 3, leaving kids as the possible winner(s).    Read More...

'Live to Dance': Who Wins $500,000? (VIDEO)

All six finalists on 'Live to Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS) performed together for the first time in the season finale -- showing off their skills through a routine choreographed by Paula Abdul. Then the top three acts that America favored each danced once more: D'Angelo and Amanda, White Tree Fine Art and Kendall Glover. But there could be just one winner of $500,000. Abdul got choked up before the champion act was revealed. After the jump, check out who won and the first thing that will be done with the prize money.

'Live to Dance' finale winner: D'Angelo & Amanda, Kendall Glover or White Tree Fine Art?

Who won the inaugural "Live to Dance" season and a prize of $500,000? Warning: spoilers ahead.After eliminating the three big groups Twitch, The Vibe and Dance Town Chaos right at the top of the hour, the Top 3 is revealed to be D'Angelo & Amanda, the preteen ballroom dancers from Miami, White Tree Fine Art, the married couple ballet dancers, and Kendall Glover, the soloist 11-year-old from Arizona.Before the winners are announced, the Chi-Town Best Breakers get a brand-new Chrysler Town and Country for their family, the little buggers and their parents are just elated. Aww, that's nice.They finally bring the Top 3 acts out and the first act eliminated is White Tree Fine Art, so interestingly it comes down to some young kids. After a couple more video packages and some Paula word salad about how sweet it all is and thanking the teachers and mentors (oh Paula, we miss your crazy butt), D'Angelo...

TV Tonight: What's On Wednesday 2/9

This Wednesday night is a big day for season and series premieres and finales! Tonight we say goodbye to the first season of Live to Dance, and Friday Night Lights as the series comes to a close on DirecTV. But don't fret -- Justified season 2 kicks off on FX tonight, and Matthew Perry's new comedy series Mr. Sunshine premieres on ABC! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c The Middle  on ABC Live to Dance  on CBS -- season finale! American Idol  on FOX Minute to Win It  on NBC 8:30/7:30c Better With You  on ABC 9/8c Modern Family  on ABC Criminal Minds  on CBS Human Target  on FOX Minute to Win It  on NBC Friday Night Lights  on DirecTV -- series finale! 9:30/8:30c Mr. Sunshine  on ABC -- series premiere! 10/9c Off The Map  on ABC Blue Bloods  on CBS Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  on NBC Top Chef  on Bravo Justified  on FX -- season premiere! Hot in Cleveland  on TV Land What will you be watching?

'Live to Dance': D'Angelo and Amanda Are 'the Future of Ballroom Dance' (VIDEO)

Though the 'Live to Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS) "experts" praised all six finalists, they seemed particularly enthralled by the last act: D'Angelo and Amanda, who'd won a spot in the finals thanks to America's votes. The young duo danced a near-flawless Tango. "You are the future of ballroom dance!" exclaimed choreographer Travis Payne, after he and the other two judges gave them the evening's second standing ovation. But it's up to America to vote for the winner of the show (and $500,000), to be revealed in next week's episode. Who gets your vote?

TV Ratings: 'American Idol' down just 3.5% from premiere, still wins easily

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011"American Idol" fell slightly from last week's premiere, averaging 25.2 million viewers over last week's 26.1 million. The first hour lost about 5% of viewers from the first hour of the premiere, while the second hour only lost 2%, as the show once again saw a rise in viewers from the first half to the second half.Interestingly, the second Wednesday show is only down 3.5% from the premiere, but the first Thursday night show lost almost 14% from the premiere. The second Wednesday episode actually did 2.6 million viewers better than the first Thursday night show. Thursdays are not a traditional "Idol" night and it's looking like maybe the competition is stiffer or that the hour-long format, as opposed to the two-hour format, is less appealing. It will be interesting to see how tonight's episode fares. Things are not looking good for "Off the Map," as the show...

'Live to Dance' Judges Send All-Male Troupe to Finals (VIDEO)

The last six semifinal acts performed on 'Live to Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS) for a spot in the finals. The competitors included the young Kendall Glover, a tap-dancing duo, a theatrical tumbling troupe called Shore Thing and Dance Town Chaos, a group of 12 guys who danced to Seal's 'It's a Man's World.' Two acts received the highest scores possible, but only one could move forward to the finals. The judges ("experts") chose Dance Town Chaos. One of the dancers said, "We're so thankful to all the experts for everything ... We're extremely pumped, and we're ready to go to the finals!" One spot in the finals still remains. It's up to America to choose who gets it. Which of the last five acts will receive your vote?

TV Tonight: What's On Wednesday 1/26

Tonight the competition keeps ragin' on American Idol and Live to Dance! Also, don't forget new episodes of Off The Map, Friday Night Lights, plus Hot in Cleveland on TV Land! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Live to Dance  on CBS American Idol  on FOX Minute to Win It  on NBC 9/8c Criminal Minds  on CBS Chase  on NBC Friday Night Lights  on DirecTV 10/9c Off The Map  on ABC Blue Bloods  on CBS Hot in Cleveland  on TV Land What will you be watching?