Jon Weisman says what everyone who's sick of "American Idol" over-runs has been saying all season -- they're simply unprofessional:
It's not like "Idol" is a hockey game, which could end whenever. "Idol" didn't invent live television. For more than half a century, live shows have been on TV, and it's possible that none has been worse than "Idol" at hitting its deadline. "Saturday Night Live" is in its 35th season of live broadcasting, inserting and pulling sketches at the last minute, yet is virtually perfect at shutting down on time.The whole column is here.