Making the Band 3 casting announced.

Making the Band 3 casting announced.
Judging by the e.mail I’ve received, there’s a diverse group of XX chromosome-carrying people who are salivating at the prospect of stardom via Making the Band 3‘s all-girl group. As one wrote, “Who says that a white chick from Flint can’t RoCk??!!” Well, rest easy, rockin’ white chicks in Flint and everyone else: MTV has finally released the audition info for the upcoming series, and three open casting calls will be held. One will be on the west coast (in Malibu on Oct. 12), one in the midwest (in Chicago on Oct. 16), and one on the east coast (in New York City on Oct. 20). Unlike with American Idol, those under the age of 18 won’t be permitted to audition.
+ update: The Chicago audition that was listed has been replaced by a Miami casting call on Oct. 18, and the New York audition has been moved up a day. Check MTV.com for the latest info.

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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