Under One Roof debuts tonight.

Under One Roof debuts tonight.
UPN’s Under One Roof debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET, immediately preceding a repeat of The Amazing Race 2. In the show, five “families live together and work together under one roof, [and] they also compete for the deed to the house” in Fiji. Hosted by Fox News Channel’s Rob Nelson, the show is executive produced by Bruce Toms, who also produced Love Cruise, and John de Mol, who’s responsible for Big Brother. Not surprisingly, the show seems like Big Brother on Survivor‘s beach, and The Chicago Sun-Times’ Phil Rosenthal writes that it’s “the illegitimate child” of those shows, along with The Real World. The families are not “the smartest bunch and definitely not the nicest,” he writes. The L.A. Times’ Mark Sachs writes that the show “has been carefully designed to generate maximum mayhem among the contestants.”

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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