Nashville Star 2 debuts tonight.

Nashville Star 2 debuts tonight.
USA Network’s Nashville Star 2 debuts tonight, going on a second nationwide search for a country music star. Tonight’s 90-minute episode, titled “The Road to Nashville,” starts at 10 p.m. ET, and follows the search for semi-finalists, and then the narrowing of those 20 semi-finalists to 10 finalists. Unlike American Idol, these country music folk cut to the chase; the entire series lasts only nine weeks. Live episodes begin next week with the addition of an 11th finalist who will be selected by viewers; call or vote online tonight.

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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