SYTYCD adds SuperVote; Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman Prancercise

Starting with tonight’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance, Fox is offering a new “patent-pending” way to vote for contestants, casting multiple votes at the same time.

SuperVote allows viewers to vote via the show’s web site, the FOX NOW app, and Facebook, on which they can allocate up to 20 votes even while the show is still airing. All 20 votes are then submitted after the episode ends, when regular voting–via text and phone calls–begins.

Meanwhile, to promote National Dance Day on July 27, and taking advantage of the viral Prancercise video, which is big again thanks to John Mayer, Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman both participated in a Funny or Die video called “So You Think You Can Prance.”

The misspelling of Nigel’s name is the only thing that actually made me laugh, sadly. Plus, with Nigel’s history of having a problem with effeminate male dancers, I don’t know quite what to make of him and Adam, who’s openly gay, dressed in pink shirts and white pants prancing around. Is Nigel mocking himself, or is he mocking the “effeminate boys that mince around the stage” that he dislikes so much?

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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