Quiksilver/Roxy, MTV plan summer series that will follow surfing girls.

Quiksilver/Roxy, MTV plan summer series that will follow surfing girls.
The number of surfing-related reality TV shows set to debut this summer has now reached two. The WB is planning North Shore, and now MTV is producing a series called Surf Girls that will follow “eight amateur female long or shortboard surfers between the ages of 18-24,” according to a casting call. The series will follow girls as they compete in surfing contests, and is being sponsored by Quiksilver’s Roxy clothing line. Although their products will be heavily featured in the show and although the company will release a related book series in May when the show debuts, they’ve paid nothing to be included, and the series will “include competitors’ clothing brand,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Company executives “didn’t [want to] sell out the surf community.”

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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