Return of Dancing with the Stars will include a results show

The voting system that was apparently more confusing than Palm Beach County ballots has led to a change for the show’s second season.

Dancing with the Stars 2 will air twice a week, with a half-hour results show being added to the hour-long competition episode. Eliminations will still be determined based upon the judges’ and viewers’ combined scores, but they’ll be announced during the new episode.

Perhaps the most disturbing part of this news is that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “Several critics, who had a day earlier pressed ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson and ‘Dancing’ producers about the judging, cheered when the results show was announced.”

Um, you’re critics, and you’re applauding after your bitching led to a summertime ballroom dancing reality show to add a second episode for its new season? Those of you who were clapping really shouldn’t sit so close to the TV.

‘Dancing’ bows to controversy, adds results show [The Hollywood Reporter]

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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