Paris Real World cast search went to Montana; Road Rules RV on eBay.

Paris Real World cast search went to Montana; Road Rules RV on eBay.
Coinciding nicely with the some people’s newfound hatred of France (would you like some freedom fries with your ridiculousness?), The Real World is taping in Paris this spring. To cast the show, producer Jonathan Murray said they traveled to Montana to find new faces. Why? “We’ve always been cautious about casting people who have the goal of using this as a steppingstone to get into the broader entertainment world,” he told The Baltimore Sun (last few paragraphs). He continued: “The main thing you want to guard against is someone giving you a performance.” Yeah, because we’ve never seen a performance from a Hollywood-hungry media whore any season of The Real World. Never. In other news, Bunim-Murray is auctioning off the RV used in the Road Rules Campus Crawl season. The eBay auction, which ends on March 22, has a reserve price set for the Fleetwood RV, which has “only 10,000 miles” on it. No word about where the money goes.
+ also: Bunim-Murray is casting for its new women-centered NBC daytime reality series Starting Over.
+ update: According to a Bunim-Murray representative, proceeds go to Fleetwood, which donated the RV for the show.

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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