Lisa Tucker leaves Idol and is joined in a shocking! bottom three by Ace and Katharine

Only one underage contestant remains on American Idol 5, as 16-year-old Lisa Tucker was eliminated last night. Lisa was joined in the bottom three not by knuckle-dragger Bucky “How the fuck did he get this far?” Covington, but by former front-runner Ace Young and frequent judge-favorite Katharine McPhee.

Ace Young was the first to return to the safety of the couches, while Katharine McPhee was saved by some divine intervention. “Whatever God’s plan for me — that’s all I have in my mind right now,” Katherine said as the God-friendly audience cheered wildly and then Ryan said that Lisa was going home.

The craptastic performances on Tuesday “didn’t inspire a large number of votes, because Ryan Seacrest didn’t announce the total at the beginning of the show as he usually does,” Craig Berman points out.

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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