Justin Guarini will co-host TV Guide Channel’s American Idol pre-show

The TV Guide Channel has renewed its American Idol pre-show, Idol Tonight, but it’s bringing on a new co-host.

Joining season three’s Kimberly Caldwell and Popstar‘s Rosanna Tavarez will be season one runner-up Justin Guarini. The network’s president, Ryan O’Hara, tells the Hollywood Reporter that Guarini will bring “tons of energy” to the show.

The show “features interviews with former finalists, industry insiders, fashion stylists and vocal coaches, among others,” according to the paper, and “is one of the network’s highest-rated regular series.”

The new season debuts in March, when the top 12 finalists start performing; the show airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

TV Guide’s ‘Idol’ extends into Season 2 [Hollywood Reporter]

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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