American Idol finale begins tonight.

American Idol finale begins tonight.
With a pre-show airing on E! and Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight interviewing celebrity guests on the red carpet as they arrive, tonight’s first half of the American Idol finale will be quite a production. The one-hour show begins at 9 p.m. ET, and will feature finalists Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in a vocal duel. Following the show, viewers will vote; in the UK, more than 90 million voting phone calls were made after the finale of Pop Idol, jamming phone lines. The results will be announced on tomorrow night’s two-hour finale.

+ also: finale will air on CTV in Canada.
+ and: “What you need to know before tonight’s big finale.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.