Bunim-Murray, Mike Fleiss producing competing spring break reality movies.

Bunim-Murray, Mike Fleiss producing competing spring break reality movies.
Two reality TV producers are working on movies that will bring the reality TV format to theatres this summer. Real World producers Bunim-Murray taped college students on spring break in Cancun for “The Real Cancun,” which New Line has pushed up to debut on April 25. Greg’s Preview reports that “they’re planning on keeping any swear words or nudity that happen to occur while the students are on camera, without editing it the way they would for TV, so an R rating is likely.” Meanwhile, Universal will release a movie by Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss. Now titled “The Quest,” the movie follows five men and three women on spring break in Mexico. Greg’s preview reports that it, too, will likely have an “R rating, due to the sexy scenes (probably with some nudity) the filmmakers are expected to capture on film.”

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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