Idol songwriting contest is “on the back burner”

American Idol 6‘s songwriting contest, which is designed to let the public create and select the single performed by the winner, may not happen.

The show’s executive producer, Ken Warwick, tells TV Week, “It may still happen, but at the moment it’s on the back burner.”

The reason, he says, is the charity benefit concert the show will air in April. “What with the charity show, we’re up to our ears in it.”

However, at the beginning of February, the show’s other executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, said FOX had not yet approved plans for the songwriting competition.

‘Idol’ Songwriting Competition On Hold [TV Week]

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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