The Hoff, the Muppets will perform on America’s Got Talent 2 finale

The second season of America’s Got Talent comes to an end tonight starting at 9 p.m. ET as one act gets $1 million. The final four are singing ventriloquist Terry Fator, country singer Julienne Irwin, singer Cas Haley, and beatboxing singer Butterscotch. Notice a pattern?

USA TODAY talks to the finalists to learn what they’ll do if they lose. Fator has a gig in Las Vegas; Cas will be “touring the nation, playing every city that I can”; Julienne says, “I can’t even believe I’m here, so it’s already winning for me”; and Butterscotch says she’ll “do an inner-city tour to teach kids who can’t afford regular instruments about beatboxing and how it got started.”

The two-hour finale will be, of course, padded with pointless content, including “special appearances by Sean Kingston, Taylor Swift, UB40, The Muppets and more,” according to NBC. The top 10 will perform again, and there will also be “performances by Stomp Out Loud and The Hoff.” Yes, judge David Hasselhoff will sing.

America’s Got Talent [NBC]
We got a dummy’s guide to ‘Talent’ [USA TODAY]

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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