relatives of WW1 veterans criticize BBC’s upcoming The Trenches.

relatives of WW1 veterans criticize BBC’s upcoming The Trenches.
Next year, BBC2 will air The Trench, a reality TV show that finds the 20 cast members living in a “ditch while wearing full battle dress for two weeks. They were filmed constantly to gauge their reactions to simulated explosions, the sound of machine gun fire and ‘gas attacks,'” The Times reports. Although the networks says the recreation of life on WW1’s front lines has “enormous support from war veterans,” some families of WW1 veterans are saying it’s “too soon to do this.”

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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