two debuts this weekend: Bachelorettes in Alaska and people in the Hamptons.

two debuts this weekend: Bachelorettes in Alaska and people in the Hamptons.
Two quasi-reality TV shows debut this weekend. ABC is debuting The Hamptons, which the network is calling its “first reality miniseries.” The documentary, er, reality miniseries, follows the groups of people who lived in or visited the Hamptons “as they all clash and come together over the long hot summer.” two-part show airs Sunday and Monday at 9 p.m. ET. Over on FOX, the network is debuting Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska. The six-part series follows five women “who want to get married [as they] travel to Alaska in the search for Mr. Right.” Every week they’ll visit Proposal Point to decide if they want to keep their Man on Ice or replace him with a new man. Seriously. The show also debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.