Carrie and Bo are Idol 4’s final two.

Carrie and Bo are Idol 4’s final two.
American Idol 4 has its final two performers: Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood. For some reason, that isn’t quite a surprise; Simon predicted it. Interestingly, Vote for the Worst is now “supporting” Carrie Underwood, arguing that “Carrie’s going to win, unless the producers suddenly support Bo. Vonzell doesn’t stand a chance. What fun is that? So, we say, let’s give Idol the monster they’ve created.” To bleed every last Nielsen point out of the series possible, and to make sure those idiots who auditioned are embarrassed one more time, FOX airs “The World’s Worst Auditions” tonight at 9 p.m. ET, which apparently draws footage from Idol auditions from international versions of the series. The show wraps up next week with the one-hour performance show next Tuesday, and the two-hour finale on Wednesday, both starting at 8 p.m.

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.