Bo says he wanted to lose Idol because he’s “not a pop person.”

After enduring weeks upon weeks of interaction with Ryan Seacrest, among other things, Bo Bice now says that he’s glad he lost the show, despite all his effort to try to win. When Ryan announced the winner, Bo tells the AP he was thinking, “Please, God, don’t let me win this thing.”

He also insists that the entire premise of the show wasn’t a good match for him. “The label ‘American Idol’ was not for me. I’m not a pop person. It would have been harder to play my kind of music if I had won,” he said. “I just came in (to ‘American Idol’) being myself. And for some crazy reason, that’s what people were wanting. Which is why I am truly the guy who’s the most freaked out about everything that’s happened.”

So why apply? Oh, yeah: He has an single coming out next week, and an album coming out later this year. He’s hoping to record his own stuff for that record: “I would rather put out an album of my own songs, and if it flops, it flops.”

Bo Bice is happy he lost American Idol [AP]

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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