FX drops American Candidate; show continues production, looks for new net.

FX drops American Candidate; show continues production, looks for new net.
FX has stopped production of American Candidate because it was too expensive. Following the candidates around the country as the audience narrowed the pool to ultimately select a candidate for President was too expensive for FX: the network’s president tells the AP that cutting the budget “seemed like it would compromise the concept.” This is the second network at which RJ Cutler has tried to produce the show; the first was HBO. He is not giving up, telling the New York Times, “Hopefully this will not impact the show. We remain passionate and confident about what this program should be.” Plans are still underway to accept applications for the show starting this September.

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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