Celebrity Mole Hawaii debuts tonight.

Celebrity Mole Hawaii debuts tonight.
Anderson Cooper is out, as is Europe as a location, as are unknown players. But The Mole survives in the form of Celebrity Mole Hawaii, which debuts tonight on ABC at 10 p.m. The show, tapes of which apparently survived a fire, follows seven celebrities as they compete and try to figure out who the mole among them is; it’s hosted by Ahmad Rashad. Salt Lake City Weekly says the show “dumbs-down The Mole’s thinky international-spy motif into Fear Factor-lite.” The Palm Beach Post disagrees, saying while the show misses Anderson, it “entertains while making you think [and] is certainly worth watching.”
+ also: ABC is selling 71 replica Mole journals on eBay for $14.95 to 19.95 each.

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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