X Factor dumps all viewer votes from last night

The X Factor is discarding all viewer votes cast last night because of an on-screen error that displayed inaccurate phone numbers. Dancing with the Stars did the exact same thing a few weeks ago.

A message on the show’s Facebook page said:

“As a result of a graphics error (incorrect voting numbers were displayed on screen) during the performance recap at the end of tonight’s East Coast broadcast of THE X FACTOR, the Top 13 acts will perform their ‘Save Me’ songs for America’s re-vote, in a live, one-hour performance show airing tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 7.”

Results will revealed next week. Simon Cowell wrote on Twitter that “a couple of contestants they must be thanking their lucky stars they get to sing another song tomorrow,” and explained that “everyone has to sing their save me song live tomorrow and America will vote on that performance.”

By “America,” he’s making a joke, because please.

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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