God will decide whether Jennifer Lopez returns to American Idol or not

God is busy on reality shows lately. Besides all of his work to keep Matt on Survivor Redemption Island against Matt’s will, God is now deciding whether Jennifer Lopez will return to American Idol for its 11th season next year. That’s because, unlike Steven Tyler, she is only signed for one year, and she’s now shopping a new singing competition series.

J Lo may move on to another reality series: Entertainment Weekly reported that American Idol creator Simon Fuller is working with her “to shop a new project to broadcast networks. The series would have Lopez and her husband Marc Antony touring Latin America and searching for the best undiscovered musical talent. The working title: Que Viva.” The magazine cited unspecified “sources” who say that they “expect Lopez will sign up for another round given how much the Fox hit has raised her profile.”

In an E! News interview with Ryan Seacrest (ah, journalism circa 2011), J Lo said she is considering a return (“Of course, of course.”) but added,”Here’s what’s the great thing about this moment for me. There’s tons of possibilities, and I’m open to whatever God has in store for me down the line. And whatever it is, I’m going to do my best.”

So in other words, if God decides she should quit American Idol for a new series, that’s what will happen. It’d be nice if God was on Twitter so we could keep up with all of his reality TV-related decisions.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.