P. Diddy will host and judge hip-hop edition of Making the Band.

P. Diddy will host and judge hip-hop edition of Making the Band.
MTV unveiled details about the series that will star Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and it’s not an Osbournes-style rip-off as was rumored. Instead, he’ll host the new season of Making the Band, which will follow the “formation of a hip-hop group through its entire process, from auditions to obtaining a record deal,” Reuters reports. Combs “will evaluate eight contestants who will live together and be judged based on writing, dancing and performing skills,” according to Newsday. Casting begins Monday with an open call in Detroit; the show will debut Oct. 12. Although it will technically be the fourth season of the show, MTV is apparently referring to the new series right now as Making the Band 2.

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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