The Mole will return for both a celeb edition and a third season.

The Mole will return for both a celebrity edition and a third season.
After coming back from the dead to do rather well this summer, The Mole will be returning to ABC not once but twice. Stone-Stanley, the production company behind the show, will cast and produce both a celebrity version and a third season of the show. The celebrity version will air early next year for six weeks, while the third season will probably air next summer for nine weeks (an apparent decrease in the number of episodes; the second season had 13). “While the celeb edition has been given a firm greenlight, ABC and Stone Stanley are still in negotiations on the civilian arc, though a deal is considered likely,” Variety reports. There is more uncertainty: According to Variety, “Still undetermined is whether host Anderson Cooper will be back. Cooper is currently anchoring for CNN.”

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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