Idol movie delayed; mall tour begins.

Idol movie delayed; mall tour begins.
The much-anticipated, sure-to-be-a-blockbuster movie that stars American Idol‘s Justin and Kelly has been pushed back to June. “From Justin to Kelly” was originally scheduled to be released at the end of April; now it will debut June 13. The reason for the change? “[W]e saw the film and it’s terrific–and we wanted to release it when all the audience is available, when kids are out of school,” a 20th Century Fox spokesperson told the New York Post. Also, several “favorites” (read: not as popular contestants) from the first season began a tour of malls across the country this past Saturday. Two touring groups will visit only Simon mall properties in the following cities: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.

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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