report: World Idol may air Dec. 24.

report: World Idol may air Dec. 24.
Plans for World Idol are well underway, and the contest episode may tape Dec. 17 and air Dec. 24, according to a report from South Africa’s News 24. Those dates would presumably be worldwide air dates. The results show would air Jan. 7, after the world has 24 hours to vote. Winners of Idol shows from 12 countries will participate; viewers will not be able to vote for their own country’s contestant. Earlier, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the show “will be shot in a concentrated format rather than as a series.”
+ also: UK will air Celebrity Pop Idol, from which Geri Halliwell has been banned by Simon Cowell.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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