Leroy watched his Idol debut from jail.

Leroy watched his Idol debut from jail.
One of American Idol 4‘s most memorable disasters of an audition came from Leroy Wells, who E! Online describes as “the energetic, unintelligible rapper-singer-stomper who moved the Idol judges to boogie.” Unfortunately for Leroy, he had to watch his national debut from jail. He “was arrested Jan. 5 in Mobile for allegedly shooting a 39-year-old man in the hip following an argument, Mobile Police Corporal Marcus Young” told E!. He was released on bail Wednesday, but in jail on Tuesday, “he and other inmates caught the show on a jailhouse set.” Had he passed the audition stage, Leroy would not have been long for the show, as “he’s been busted at least eight times,” E! reports.

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.