FOX cuts On the Lot to one episode per week

After two weeks of disappointing ratings for its rapidly devolving series On the Lot, FOX has cut the show back from two nights to a single night.

FOX “will now condense its competition and results shows into one weekly one-hour program, airing Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting June 5,” The Futon Critic reports.

How exactly they will combine the performance and results shows isn’t clear; maybe viewers will vote live, or perhaps the results will be for the previous week’s competition. At least this prevents them from repeating the first ridiculously boring results show.

The site breaks down the new schedule, which changes for a two-night finale that airs August 13 and 14. But seriously: Is the show going to make it that long?

FOX Trims ‘On the Lot’ to One Weekly Airing [The Futon Critic]

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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