CW holds open casting calls for next Pussycat Doll series

The CW’s search for the next Pussycat Doll, which will become a series called, oddly enough, The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll, will visit a number of cities over the coming month.

The show wants “young women from all different backgrounds … who want to express their raw talent, inner beauty and femininity.” In other words, women who are comfortable dancing suggestively in their underwear. For the audition, producers want to see either a live or videotaped “two (2) minute performance incorporating both singing and dancing elements” accompanied by two songs, “one of which must be upbeat, R&B tempo and the second of which may be from a genre of your choice.”

Open casting calls continue in LA on Saturday, and move on to Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and Miami throughout September. The show will not, however, visit Seattle; the casting site says “An error was made in an ad for audition tapes” and auditions “will not take place in Seattle.” But those in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere can apply by sending videotapes.

Apply to be the Next Pussycat Doll [The CW]

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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