3.10.2009: 'Idol' And...Reading A Book : Monkey See When American Idol is around, not much else is, but there are a few things to see.
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3.10.2009: 'Idol' And...Reading A Book

American Idol: The big-voiced Lil Rounds outclassed the competition last week; will she do it again? Fox hide caption

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As is often the case, Idol fever pushes everything else to the background. During the two hours from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., everybody's just leaping out of the way, leaving a tough climb for shows like Reaper — the only scripted network show airing a new episode in those two hours — specifically at 8 p.m. But on with the evening.

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