Billy Ray Cyrus will host Nashville Star 6, which is currently casting

When Nashville Star moves to NBC for its sixth season this summer, it will again have a new host, and that person is Billy Ray Cyrus.

He announced that on The Tonight Show last night, and said some ambiguous and incomprehensible things about the new season. “This year it is all about the dream, about the music, about persistence and never giving up faith. Putting the music first. You know I’ve been to the fair and I’ve seen the bear and I am really excited,” he said, according to an NBC press release.

The show is currently casting, and will hold open calls in Los Angeles on March 8, Washington, DC, on March 14, Austin on March 18, Nashville on March 21.

Billly Ray Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) Announces on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” That He is the New Host of NBC’s ‘Nashville Star’ [NBC press release]
Nashville Star casting [NBC]

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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