Apprentice uses creative editing with disastrous L.A. Galaxy halftime show

Last summer, a soccer fan reported on a message board about an Apprentice 6 task that took place at an L.A. Galaxy game. The person wrote that the reception was so bad that producers would “have to do some really creative editing to show any of it and not make everyone look like fools (unless that was the intent).”

That prediction couldn’t have been more accurate. During Arrow’s presentation, the editors cut to the crowd members sitting still and looking dreadfully bored and annoyed. When the winning team, Kinetic, performed, the editors kept cutting to medium shots of audience members standing, cheering, and waving excitedly.

But when the crowd was visible in the background, it seemed to be exactly the opposite: no one was standing, waving, or cheering. The stands were half-empty, and those people that were there appeared to be sitting still. It was not an energized crowd.

Most likely, editors used shots of fans responding to the actual soccer game, not Kinetic’s skit, in order to reinforce Kinetic’s win. As to the audience’s vote for their favorite skit, that was entirely left out, probably because, as the report from last summer said, the audience “was so disgusted that they didn’t vote.”

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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