Bill Bellamy replaces Anthony Clark as host of Last Comic; comics will be the show’s talent scouts

Last Comic Standing will switch hosts again for its fifth season, as Bill Bellamy will replace season four host Anthony Clark, NBC announced.

Perhaps more significantly, the show is bringing on “new talent scouts,” and they are comics who appeared on the show in the past who will apparently replace NBC’s Ross Mark and Bob Read. Alonzo Bodden, Kathleen Madigan, and Ant will screen comics this year.

A press release also says the show will have “an all new quest — to find the funniest new comedian in the world.” Does that mean that established or known comics won’t be eligible?

The show is currently searching for comics in the US and internationally.

NBC’S Hit Laughfest ‘Last Comic Standing’ Announces New Host Bill Bellamy and New Talent Scouts… [NBC press release]

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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