World’s Got Talent spin-off will united winners of Simon Cowell’s Got Talent shows

NBC is currently casting for the third season of America’s Got Talent, and the winner of that season could join the winners of the first two seasons on an international version of the show.

Simon Cowell is planning a one-off spin-off of the series called World’s Got Talent, which will “put 25 talent show winners from around the globe in a head-to-head battle so one can be crowned the most talented person on the planet,” and that person could receive $1 million, The Sun reports.

“We have been thinking about doing this for a long time. The planet has been crying out for a world talent competition,” Simon told the paper. The series is planned for next fall.

The show has individual editions in 15 countries, and this spin-off is similar to World Idol, which brought together winners of 11 Idol series and aired on Christmas three years ago.

America’s Got Talent – Casting [NBC]
Cowell plans a planet of talent [The Sun]

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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