Fallen Idol short on new information; Idol 4’s Scott Savol finally goes home.

Fallen Idol short on new information; Idol 4’s Scott Savol finally goes home.
ABC News finally aired its American Idol expose last night and here’s a representation of all of the new things that we learned:

Yes, basically nothing. Always helpful, the AP’s David Bauder sums up the information presented during the special. Still, as The Boston Herald points out, “ABC stole most of its own thunder by advancing its ‘Fallen Idol’ sweeps special with extensive excerpts.” And as I argue in this MSNBC.com analysis, the special might have done more to damage Corey’s credibility than Paula’s, since he came off as inarticulate at best.

Meanwhile, the contestant that was on the receiving end of the most WTFs in the history of the show was finally booted last night. Even votefortheworst.com–which is down due to heavy traffic, not because of FOX, you wacky conspiracy theorists– couldn’t keep Scott Savol around. Joining Scott at the bottom of the pile was Anthony Federov, who will most likely take a walk next week, unless most of America goes deaf between now and Tuesday.

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.