For those of you who miss the delicious dose of crazy that Paula Abdul brought to American Idol, good news! Meet Steven Tyler! Our own Adam B. Vary has been inside the Idol audition room and conducted the only roundtable interview with the new judges (for our new issue on stands now). He joins Mandi Bierly and yours truly on the latest edition of the TV Insiders podcast to deliver all the scoop on the new judging panel. Do they actually get along? Can they survive the loss of Simon? And does Steven make one lick of sense? Listen in to find out! Also, we dissect a season premiere of The Bachelor that featured manscaping, singing, a (faux) proposal, and, naturally, a vampire with a real-life set of fangs. Mandi tries to make sense of it all while using her conversation with Bachelor Brad to shed some light on his controversial decision to stand up both ladies in season 11.
Finally, EW critic extraordinaire Ken Tucker stops by to preview midseason TV. Which new programs do you need to be watching — and avoiding? Let Ken tell you! Plus find out the show that threw me into a blind rage with its badness. To hear all that and more, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re now on iTunes, you can subscribe for free right here and take the TV Insiders with you on the go. And to send a question to the TV Insiders team, follow us on Twitter @TVInsiders.