Syndicated American Idol will debut in September

The syndicated version of American Idol will be known as American Idol Rewind, and it’ll be edited to not waste your time, unlike the regular version.

The episodes will be edited to “include never-before-seen footage shot during that first season … and new footage that focuses on how key contestants lived through their ordeals.” A press release calls the new show “streamlined” and “fast paced.”

Tribune is distributing the series, which will start airing on weekends in September. The show “has already been cleared on Tribune and Sinclair stations representing 55% of the country and nine of the top 10 markets,” Variety reports.

‘Idol’ plans unwrapped [Variety]
America’s Most Popular Television Series ‘American Idol’ to be Syndicated as ‘American Idol Rewind’ [press release]

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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