LeAnn Rimes hosting Nashville Star 3.

LeAnn Rimes hosting Nashville Star 3.
LeAnn Rimes will host USA’s Nashville Star 3 when it airs next year, replacing Nancy O’Dell. In a press release, a USA Network VP frames O’Dell’s firing in a Olympic way: “As we move forward into the third season of Nashville Star, Nancy O’Dell will pass the hosting torch to LeAnn, who will lend a unique artist’s perspective to the show. LeAnn embodies the vitality of country music. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board.” LeAnn has already started to earn her paycheck, and tries to make nice with Nancy: “Nashville Star is great TV – it has drama, humor, sadness, fun and great music. I am really excited to host the show and of course, I have big shoes to fill with Nancy’s departure.”

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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