Hasselhoff may quit America’s Got Talent before season two because he was “conned … into it”

America’s Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff, who is now going by “The Hoff,” says he might quit the show before its second season.

Asked by Newsweek if he’ll return, he said, “I don’t know. This is not my cup of tea.” He doesn’t elaborate about why being on a cheesy show is somehow not his thing; perhaps if it added some slow-motion beach running sequences, he’d be happier.

Hasselhoff does admit that he did the show for the money. “I signed on for one season, and Simon Cowell conned me into it: ‘Here’s a lot of money, and it’s like ‘The Gong Show’.’ I’m trying to get on a sitcom or maybe even my own show, ‘Travels With the Hoff.'”

Q&A: David Hasselhoff [Newsweek]

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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