Local teen may be on 'Idol' today
Sarah Restuccio, of Hammonton, above, has a chance of appearing during the two-hour episode of "American Idol"starting 8 p.m. today on WTXF-TV 29.
Restuccio, 18, will be competing against more than 200 other vocalists for a spot in the top 40, which will be revealed Thursday. Female contestants will be seen singing a cappella, in groups and solo.
The teen impressed the judges during her New York audition with her renditions of "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood and "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj.
Original kids series
Netflix is buffing up its credentials as a popular way for parents to keep their kids entertained.
The subscription video provider said Tuesday it will team up with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. to create its first original cartoon series for kids.
The series will be based on DreamWorks' upcoming movie, "Turbo," which is about a snail who gets the power of super speed after getting in a freak accident.
The film, starring Ryan Reynolds, above, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena and others, opens in theaters July 19. The series will be called "Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team)" and debut exclusively in December on Netflix.
Netflix has been adding original programming to its roster of movies, and debuted the original series "House of Cards" on Feb. 1.
On TV tonight
•"Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" pits 10 "ultra fans" of the show against 10 former castaways as host Jeff Probst eggs them on the whole way. 8 p.m., KYW-TV 3
•Season 5 of the terrific cop series "Southland" finds Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) at odds with a new trainee, an Afghan-istan War veteran. Mean-while, Lydia (Regina King, above) tries to juggle the demands of motherhood with detective work. 10 p.m., TNT
Top iTunes albums
1. "Two Lanes of Freedom," Tim McGraw, below
2. "Pitch Perfect" (original motion picture soundtrack), Various artists
3. "Babel," Mumford & Sons
4. "The Lumineers,"
5. "All That Echoes,"
6. "Believe Acoustic," Justin Bieber
7. "Some Nights," Fun.
8. "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars
9. "No Love Lost,"
10. "The Heist," Ryan Lewis, Macklemore