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Was it a mistake to expand The Sing-Off and give it a full, fall season?

The Sing-Off concludes its third and first full season tonight, as either the Dartmouth Aires, Pentatonix, or Urban Method will win the a cappella singing competition. But moving the show to the fall as a placeholder for The Voice may have been a mistake. Perhaps unsurprisingly, ratings are down significantly: they’ve have dropped more than …

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Survivor recaps the season, gets dirty with Coach and Cochran

Wednesday’s episode of Survivor South Pacific was the traditional Thanksgiving week clip show. When Jeff Probst abandons the interactive living room, you know you’re in for a scintillating 42 minutes and 45 seconds of content the editors didn’t include in the previous episodes. Although Jeff promised “19 new scenes from one of the most memorable …

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Thanksgiving reality TV marathons

It’s Thanksgiving, and there is an alternative to Thursday’s orgy of calories and Friday’s orgy of consumerism: television. And along with day-long marathons of scripted shows, there are plenty of reality TV shows are here to provide comfort and fulfillment. This year, that includes a rerun of the entire Glee Project, the summer’s sleeper competition …

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Jeff Probst thinks only “evil,” “immoral” people are fun to watch on TV

Survivor host and executive producer Jeff Probst thinks that nice doesn’t work on the CBS reality show, because the most entertaining characters are “evil” and “immoral” people such as Parvati Shallow (!), Russell Hantz, and Boston Rob Mariano. In an interview with Xfinity’s Gordon Holmes, he said, in part (read the whole interview), “…I do …

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Top Chef’s agreement with Texas released, reveals what Texans paid $600,000 for

The Top Chef Texas “brand integration agreement” between Mission Productions, AKA Magical Elves, and the state of Texas has been released, and the production company apparently won’t sue the state of Texas, which said it had to release the document to the media. The San Antonio Express-News reports that producers “did an about-face and released …

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J.R. Martinez beats Rob Kardashian for the world’s worst reality TV prize

Actor and injured Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez beat Keeping Up with the Kardashians extra Rob Kardashian to win the crummy mirrorball trophy on the finale of Dancing with the Stars, even though Rob outscored him by a single point during the finale. That represents pro Karina Smirnoff’s first win; talk show host Ricki Lake …

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