NBC plans online-only talent search StarTomorrow

Remember the days when FOX ripped off other networks? Now the other networks are catching on. For the second time in two days, NBC has announced yet another talent search series. StarTomorrow, however, will not air on TV; instead, it’ll be an online-only series. It’s the first online-only series to be offered by a broadcast network.

The show will offer “a record deal with former Sony Music Entertainment chairman Tommy Mottola” to the winner, who will be selected by viewers, MediaWeek reports. There will be “a nationwide search for musical talent (or possibly Idol leftovers) prior to the show’s launch, ultimately to nail down a list of 100 performers or groups to appear on the 16-week series.” Each week, 20 performers’ will up for voting. NBC is now casting.

The show will be executive produced by Dave Broome, JD Roth, and Todd Nelson, who also exec produce The Biggest Loser.

NBC Idol-izes With Web-Only Music Contest Show [MediaWeek]
StarTomorrow [NBC]

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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