all 30 American Idol seminfinalists reunite; Kelly sings with Reba McEntire.

all 30 American Idol seminfinalists reunite; Kelly sings with Reba McEntire.
The finalists, winner, and 20 semifinalists of FOX’s American Idol perform tonight at 8 p.m. as part of a two-hour special. The special, taped last Wednesday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand and other locations, will also feature a duet between Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire. Although “[o]ne of the heavily promoted aspects of the special was that viewers would be able vote for Clarkson’s next single,” Billboard reports that won’t happen. A holiday special is also in the works; it will air Dec. 17.
+ also: compilation album will include a song from each finalist, more from Kelly and Justin.
+ and: Kelly: “I’m not seeking fame.”
+ finally: is Justin Guarini dating Britney Spears?

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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