Sex Pistols’ manager working on anti-Idol series “to choose the worst, not the best.”

Sex Pistols’ manager working on anti-Idol series “to choose the worst, not the best.”
If the creator and manager of The Sex Pistols has his way, there may be many more William Hungs invading our iPods. Malcolm McLaren is working with Granada to develop a series that would be the anti-Pop Idol. He says, “Pop Idol is people worship, and the alternative is to knock the idol off the altar: that is what the Sex Pistols did, and I would like to be the catalyst for it to happen again.” He also tells the Sunday Herald, “You have to choose the worst, not the best. One lesson is making the worthless valuable, then in making ugliness beautiful.”

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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