Drew wins Dancing with the Stars 2 and Jerry Rice surprisingly beats Stacy Keibler

ABC might need to have another Dancing with the Stars dance-off, although this time, it’d probably be between second-place Jerry Rice and third-place Stacy Keibler.

Yes, Stacy actually lost to Jerry. The show’s ridiculous, unnecessarily complicated scoring system gave Stacy had 86 out of 90 points from the judges over two nights, while Jerry had 80 out of 90. (Drew had 87 out of 90, according to the New York Daily News.) Yet Jerry still came in second despite that large deficit; viewer votes had equal weight, but those points were not revealed.

Most likely viewers voted for Jerry out of sympathy or because of his growth during the competition, because as the paper notes, “[t]he viewers’ votes left a wide enough margin” to overcome that six-point deficit.

Pop singer’s ‘Dancing’ feat! [New York Daily News]

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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