Miss America: Reality Check, Carson Kressley’s How to Look Good Naked debut tonight

Almost three years after the first announcement that the Miss America pageant would involve a reality series, Miss America: debuts tonight on TLC at 10 p.m. ET.

Hosted by Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie, the series follows the 52 contestants as they live together and participate in pageant-related challenges. When it was announced, TLC said that the women would have “to undo everything they have learned about pageant basics and determine if their smarts, attitudes and looks hold up in contemporary society.”

Also tonight, Lifetime debuts Queer Eye star Carson Kressley’s new series How to Look Good Naked at 9 p.m. ET. The British import follows Carson as he “teaches women of all shapes and sizes how to go from self loathing to self loving without resorting to interventions like extreme dieting or cosmetic surgery,” according to Lifetime.

Miss America: Reality Check [TLC]
How to Look Good Naked [Lifetime]
Lifetime Proves All Women are Beautiful Regardless of their Shape or Size… [Lifetime press release]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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