ABC says Jailbreak and The Runner are still “in active development.”

ABC says Jailbreak and The Runner are still “in active development.”
Despite a magazine story to the contrary, Jailbreak is still on ABC’s reality TV docket and The Runner is in the works, a spokesperson for ABC told Reality Blurred today. “Both Jail Break and The Runner are in active development. At this time we do not have an airdate for either show,” Suzanne Gordon said in an e.mail message.

Last Monday, reality blurred reported on an [ INSIDE ] magazine story by Stephen Battaglio that said the shows were dead and delayed, respectively: “The dead list includes ABC’s show about journalists putting out an online magazine (what could be more exciting?), as well as Jailbreak.” Later, it says, “…Fox’s Wanted and The Runner, from producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon–have been delayed due to safety concerns.”

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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