WWE can override Tough Enough 4 viewer votes “for any reason”; finalist quits.

WWE can override Tough Enough 4 viewer votes “for any reason”; finalist quits.
The winner of the WWE’s new SmackDown!-integrated Tough Enough 4 will be selected by viewers. Well, ideally. Despite the fact that the show’s site says “you decide,” as wrestling-news.com noticed, although the official rules begin by saying that “FANS CHOOSE THE WINNER,” they also state, in all caps for extra emphasis, that the WWE can basically do whatever the hell it wants:

WWE, IN ITS SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE DISCRETION, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE RULES, METHOD AND MANNER OF FAN VOTING AND WINNER SELECTION AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, OR FOR NO REASON AT ALL.

Whether or not this is standard legal jargon or something that will come into play has yet to be seen. Meanwhile, one of the eight finalists has quit the series. John Meyer, no relationship to the t-shirt and jeans wearing singer-songerwriter John Mayer who makes orgasm faces when he sings, withdrew from the competition–well before tonight’s second episode airs.

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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