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Wednesday: The final three duke it out on "American Idol." Plus: What did you think of "Storm Over Everest" on Tuesday?

By Salon Staff
May 14, 2008 1:00PM (UTC)
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Prime Pick

Fox / Frank Micelotta

While the finale of "American Idol" is always bloated and overhyped (this season's two-night finale airs May 20 and 21), tonight's episode, in which the three finalists are cut down to two (9 p.m. EDT on Fox) may provide just the right mix of high stakes and low expectations. Who will be cut, one of the two Davids or Syesha? America decides, and then America watches and cringes at what terrible taste America has.



A long, long time ago, we'd be popping popcorn for tonight's season finale of "America's Next Top Model" (8 p.m. EDT on the CW), but tonight, we might just take in Leo DiCaprio in "Blood Diamond" (7:30 p.m. on Cinemax) instead; then there are back-to-back repeats of "TransGeneration" (9 p.m. on Sundance) and what's sure to be another combative episode of "Top Chef" (10 p.m. on Bravo).


Last night

What did you think of "Storm Over Everest" on Tuesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Sen. John McCain, Paulie Litt

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Sara Ramirez, Tony and Marc Danza

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Barbara Walters, Emile Hirsch, "The Bachelor" Matt Grant

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Lisa Ling's Special Report on Polygamy

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

John Harwood

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Laura Dern, Grover Norquist

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Jack Hanna, Kid Rock

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Rainn Wilson, Howard Dean, Kate Nash

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Carly Simon

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Evangeline Lilly, Ben Barnes, Joe Jackson

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

The Black Keys

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Tony Danza, Maura Tierney

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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