Top Model 4 ends tonight.

Top Model 4 ends tonight.
Tyra Banks crowns her fourth top model tonight when America’s Next Top Model cycle four comes to an end at 8 p.m. ET. Kahlen, Keenyah, and Niama will compete for the title, and the runners-up will battle each other to see who has most unusually spelled first name. First, they’ll “perform in a CoverGirl Outlast make-up commercial, and then they immediately face a beauty shot photo shoot for a CoverGirl magazine advertisement.” And maybe later, Tyra Banks will scream at one of them, or at least speak in awkward, stilted phrases. So what have we learned over the past 11 episodes? The Boston Herald’s Edge has a run-down of 10 lessons from this season. Among them: “Say no to carbs,” a direct jab at that tubby fatty Keenyah, and “Making up words can be fun,” which refers to the judges’ critiquing with words such as “crotchy.”

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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