Kimberly leaves, making Clay and Ruben the final two contestants.

Kimberly leaves, making Clay and Ruben the final two contestants.
The final two American Idol 2 contestants are Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, after Kimberly Locke was eliminated at the end of last night’s hour-long wait. The more than 19 million votes resulted in a “less than a 4 percent difference between all three” finalists, host Ryan Seacrest said. At the end of the show, he said there is “less than two percent of the vote separating these two guys.” The show concludes next week, when FOX will air three episodes in an apparent attempt to redefine the world “overkill.” The first of the four hours will air Monday at 8 p.m. ET, with the first half of the finale airing Tuesday at 8 and the second, two-hour half airing Wednesday at 8. Of course, only the last two minutes of the last hour on Wednesday will matter.
+ also: Clay was rejected from a FOX affiliate’s local version of AI last fall.

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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