John Stevens out as results flip, voting rebounds with a record 28 million votes.

John Stevens out as results flip, voting rebounds with a record 28 million votes.
Those who think John Stevens is “Satan’s most promising young emissary”, sent to earth to destroy the show, can rest in peace tonight. A record 28 million people voted after Tuesday night’s American Idol 3 episode, leading to a flip of last week’s controversial voting results, and the 16-year-old went home. “Fantasia Barrino and La Toya London, in the bottom three last week, came out on top, along with Diana DeGarmo. George Huff and Jasmine Trias joined Stevens at the tail end of this week’s tally,” USA TODAY reports. So there’s a lesson here: If people actually, like, vote, the candidates that most people like will win. Amazing.
+ also: Simon predicts the final two: La Toya London and Diana DeGarmo.
+ and: a profile of Idol’s music director.

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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