viewer’s choice will join Nashville Star 2’s top 10 finalists tomorrow night.

viewer’s choice will join Nashville Star 2’s top 10 finalists tomorrow night.
Nashville Star 2 is already down to 10 finalists, and it’s only been on the air one week. (By comparison, American Idol 3 has been on for seven weeks and only now has its top 12.) On tomorrow night’s second episode, one lucky country singer will join the top 10, having been voted in by the audience. It will be Laura Sullivan, Anessa Andrews, Brad Cotter, Austin Hanks, or Rachel Williams. The current top 10 consists of George Canyon, Gregory DeLang, Jennifer Hicks, Brent Keith, Matt Lindahl, Sheila Marshall, Stacy Michelle, Lance Miller, Mal Rodgers, and Marty Slayton. The episode airs at 10 p.m. ET.
+ also: Nashville Star “is attracting a different kind of talent than the mainstream pop star-making machine over on network TV.”

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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