Trading Spaces spins off a kids’ series; DVD with highlights, book out today.

Trading Spaces spins off a kids’ series; DVD with highlights, book out today.
A spin-off of TLC’s Trading Spaces will begin airing May 17–as part of NBC’s Discovery Kids Saturday morning block. The show, titled Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls will feature kids ages 8 to 13 who redesign each other’s rooms with the help of a designer. A new host and crew of designers will make up the show’s cast; 13 episodes have been ordered. In other news, the show’s first DVD and book are out today. The Trading Spaces DVD “truly disappoints” since it opts for “two hours of short clips from the show” rather than full-length episodes, according to the Beacon Journal. The DVD includes “‘best moments’ from seasons 2 and 3,” interviews, bloopers, and a collection of reveals. A new book about the series gets a better review from the Beacon Journal: Trading Spaces: Behind the Scenes with TV’s Most Daring Designers provides “an inside look,” including an episode guide, “trivia, inside scoops and even poster-size portraits” of the cast.
+ also: Doug is’s guest designer.

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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