Now, we know some of you may have tuned out after the wobbly first season, and the extended lapse between Season 2 and last night's premiere surely gave the more casual viewers a chance to pick up a new show to watch in its absence.
Though some may argue the fashion-conscious teen soap has gone off the rails this season with trickery (Chuck making a deal to trade his beloved hotel for his girlfriend), absurd plotlines (Lily's ex-husband fooling her into thinking she had cancer so she would feel helpless and fall madly back in love with him), everything should come to a spectacular dramatic finish in the Season 3 finale.
Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel, who replaced David Hasselhoff this season, will be returning for Season 6, along with host Nick Cannon.
Unlike last season, where much of the action, as it were, early on focused on the home front, Season 4, at least so far, is squarely focused on the advertising milieu.
After an uncertain first half of the season, with the audience seriously eroded for good by Fox playing the show through the Winter Olympics, Season 8 kicked into overdrive.