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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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