American Idol accepting MySpace auditions, adds L.A. as final audition city

American Idol 10 is expanding its auditions to the Internet, allowing people to try out for the show via MySpace, in addition to adding one final city.

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 6, 40-second audition videos from people 15 to 28 will be accepted at www.myspace.com/americanidol. Fox says those “will be judged in a similar fashion to the live audition cities and a select number will advance to the next round of callbacks in Los Angeles.”

There’s also now a regular audition in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.

Correction: An earlier version of this post had an innacurate headline, suggesting auditions were being accepted via YouTube. I regret the error, and the assumption that Fox would choose a site people actually still use.

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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