“plenty of reservations within the family” about Firestone’s Bachelor role.

“plenty of reservations within the family” about Firestone’s Bachelor role.
The Bachelor 3‘s star Andrew Firestone may be a member of a well-known family, but “there were plenty of reservations within the family” about his participation in the show, according to a letter posted on the family’s vineyard web site. Adam Firestone, who was first asked to do the show but turned it down because he’s married with children, writes that “there were plenty of reservations within the family” for which “the reasons are self-evident.” But he says that “this family is anything but conventional, and so the eccentricity of this approach did engender some appeal,” and says that “Andrew reports that the ladies he met were simply amazing, ending any reservations he had held.” The family has also developed a web site, andrewfirestone.com, “to answer many of the questions that we are fielding.”

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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