new Vietnam Idol “has already unsettled viewers and the authorities.”

new Vietnam Idol “has already unsettled viewers and the authorities.”
Vietnam’s first Idol show, known as Sao Mai – Diem Hen, “has already unsettled viewers and the authorities,” the BBC News reports. For one, the Simon Cowell-like “judge has been berated for making harsh comments, and the programme’s makers, National Television, have been rebuked by the Ministry of Culture for selecting judges without ‘sufficient political or professional merits.'” Viewers wrote in to complain about the series. The first episode aired last Saturday on VTV, and follows a similar format to the UK and US versions of the show. Nine more episodes will air over the coming weeks.

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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