four wild cards will advance to American Idol 2 finals.

four wild cards will advance to American Idol 2 finals.
Tomorrow night’s episode of American Idol 2 will feature nine contestants competing for wild card positions in the finals–and four of them, not two like last year, will move on to the finals. That will add two weeks to the show’s run as 12 people compete in the finals. Also, the wild card group will include four performers who didn’t originally make it to the semi-finals; “the judges agreed that they had been too hasty in their dismissal of several of the show’s earliest auditioners,” according to Those four are Aliceyn Cooney, Janine Falsone, Olivia Mojica, and Carmen Rasmusen; the rest of the wild card competitors are Clay Aiken, Kimberly Caldwell, Chip Days, Nasheka Siddall, and Trenyce. Finally, Simon alluded to another “twist” for the show. That will probably not be Frenchie’s return, because on a call with the media, “FOX Entertainment President Gail Berman specifically addressed the Frenchie controversy and insists that she won’t be back,” reports.

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.