four Idol 4 semi-finalists go home.

four Idol 4 semi-finalists go home.
The thinning has begun, as American Idol 4 has lost its first four semi-finalists. Judd Harris, Melinda Lira, Sarah Mather, and Jared Yates received the fewest audience votes after their performances earlier this week, and went home. Craig Berman writes that both song selection and air time played a role. He says that “the combination of lack of familiarity and poor song selection doomed Jared Yates and Sarah Mather as well. … Only one elimination was really a surprise, and that was Judd Harris” because he “picked a song that seemed to get the audience’s attention.”

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.