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    Reality TV Rush.

    Friday, October 26 2012


    Brett Michaels (Nikki Nelson/WENN.com)
    Dose of reality.

    This week, several favorite reality shows' season premiere dates were set, while "The X Factor" picked their Sweet 16, "Project Runway" eliminated their first All Star, a mob wife went into rehab and oh, so much more. It's reality TV. There's never a dull moment.

    American Idol:
    The revamped singing competition with new judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban will return in 2013 for a two-part premiere. Part one will air on January 16 from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST. Part two will air from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST. Are you looking forward to the new judges or did you stop watching after Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell left a couple of seasons ago?

    The Bachelorette:

    Last week, it looked like Emily and Jeff were breaking up. This week could be a different story. The duo was reportedly seen together in Emily's hometown of Charlotte, NC with her daughter Ricki. Did they just have an amicable split or are they on the road to reconciliation?

    Dancing with the Stars:
    This past week showcased the team freestyle dances where no one was eliminated. That will occur next week. Take a look at the "Call Me Maybe" dance below, watch the Gangnam Style performance and let us know which one you liked better.



    Gold Rush:
    The Discovery reality show's season 3 premiere will air on October 26 at 9:00 PM EST. In the quest for gold, this season will see a woman joining the Dakota Boys mining crew, a teenager trying to prove himself to his grandfather, more glory holes and the worst winter in 50 years. Good times.

    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo:
    Honey Boo Boo, otherwise known as Alana Thompson, stopped by the "Dr. Drew Show" with her mother, but she didn't seem to really want to be there. She pretended to be asleep at one point so she didn't have to answer the good Doc's questions. Is she a spoiled diva or just a normal kid acting out? Take a look and judge for yourself.



    Ice Loves Coco:
    Season 3 kicks off on October 28 at 10:00 PM EST. Get a sneak peek of what's in store for the rapper/TV star, his model/actress wife and their dog Spartacus.



    Mob Wives:

    Renee Graziano has checked herself into the Transitions rehab center in Miami. However, she's not looking to kick an addictive habit. Instead, she is there to improve her physical, mental and spiritual health for the betterment of her son A.J. In case you're not familiar with her, Renee is the daughter of Anthony Graziano, who was the Bonanno family's consigliore. He was sent to prison after Renee's ex-husband Hector Pagan Jr. snitched to the FBI. Now that's good reality TV. "Mob Wives'" new season will premiere in January.

    Project Runway All Stars:

    The first challenge for the returning designers was a team effort. They had to create a mini collection with an attitude. Season 8's Peach was the first all-star to go home, as she was out of her element on this one and didn't express enough of her own vision.

    Rock My RV:
    Brett Michaels has gone from being a rock star to the ultimate reality TV star. He enjoyed several seasons looking for his soul mate on "Rock of Love," showcased his home life on "Life As I Know It," won his season of "Celebrity Apprentice," is returning for the All Star season "Celebrity Apprentice" and popped up on a slew of other reality TV shows. Now, comes word he will host the Travel Channel's "Rock My RV." Beginning production next month, the show will feature Michaels, who knows a thing or two about traveling in an RV, assisting a team of custom RV designers who will turn ordinary RVs into tricked out moving luxury homes. The eight episode series will air in 2013.

    Snooki & JWoww:
    Twelve more one-hour episodes featuring the "Jersey Shore" BFFs will begin airing on MTV on January 8. The second season will surround former partier Snooki giving birth to her son Lorenzo and JWoww getting engaged to Roger Matthews. It won't be all domesticity though, as the gals will hit the town once or twice this season.

    Survivor: Philippines:
    Katie was the latest island dweller to get voted off on "Survivor: Philippines." After listening to her talk about how much she doesn't like the outdoors and isn't much of an athlete, it begs the question: Why did she decide to come on the show in the first place? Take a look at what she had to say about her time on the show and her elimination in the video below.



    The Voice:

    While "The Voice" will be pre-empted on November 6 for Election Night coverage, there won't be a shortage of the show. The week will kick off with a live two-hour episode on November 5 and continue with a two-hour episode on November 7. Then, on November 8, viewers will be able to vote for the first time this season on who will move on to the Top 12.

    The X Factor:
    Already picked up for a 3rd season, "The X Factor" judges have chosen their Sweet 16. Those acts will perform in a live two-and-a-half hour episode on November 1. On November 4, the season two finalists will be revealed. The Top 16 acts include the Britney Spears mentored Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Diamond White; the Demi Lovato mentored Cece Frey, Jennel Garcia, Willie Jones and Paige Thomas; the L.A. Reid mentored Vino Alan, Jason Brock, David Correy and Tate Stevens; and the Simon Cowell mentored Emblem3, Lylas, Lyric 145 and Sister C.

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    - Lori Wilson


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