Best of 2007

12 TV Shockers That Had Jaws Dropping

The Sopranos went out with a bada-wha?, a Desperate Housewife got hung up and the other scenes that had you glued to the tube. By Julia Wang

AMERICAN IDOL

The Shocker: Melinda Doolittle doesn't make the finale
Considered season six's frontrunner, the 29-year-old backup singer from Brentwood, Tenn., won over all three Idol judges with her powerhouse voice and her trademark modesty. But after nearly 60 million call-ins were tallied, America voted Doolittle off the show, leaving Jordin Sparks and dark horse Blake Lewis to go head-to-head for the title.