viewer votes will eliminate comics.

viewer votes will eliminate comics.
Someone at NBC dropped the ball and, like, forgot to mention that the first episode of Last Comic Standing 3 would be substantial, and not a “preview” as it was sold on promos and elsewhere. The live show included performances and revealed that the viewing public will play an immediate role in keeping comics around. First, each season’s group selected five comics from the other season who had to perform two-minute sets; afterwards, we the viewing public had a chance to vote for their favorites, Idol-style, via phone calls, text messages, or a special web site. The team with the most votes gets $50,000, and those comics with the fewest votes will be eliminated. Season two comics who had to perform were Jessica Kirson (who joined the house after Bonnie elected not to participate), Cory Kahaney, John Heffron, Tess, and Tammy Pescatelli. The season one comics who performed were Ralphie May (who broke down and cried after informing us that his father just died, and told jokes he said were his father’s favorites), Todd Glass, Rich Vos, Alonzo Bodden, and Dave Mordal. Tonight (at 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT and MT, and 10 p.m. PT, post-convention “coverage”), the other 10 comics perform, and those who will be eliminated as a result of the voting will be revealed.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.