contestants faint, audience fights on Superstar, the Middle East’s Idol.

contestants faint, audience fights on Superstar, the Middle East’s Idol.
After “the Lebanese frontrunner was eliminated in the semifinals last week” from Superstar, the Arab world’s licensed version of the Idol shows, “angry fans in the audience pelted each other with chairs or anything else they could find, and the two remaining contestants fainted. Scores of people took to the streets in Lebanon to protest,” the AP reports. A Jordanian, Diana Karzon (who earlier was almost attacked when she moved on in the competition) won Monday after 4.8 million people from voted. The finalists were from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates. Most nations backed their contestant, which made the show “the most successful for an Arab television,” a network executive says.
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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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