GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy, which will reward straight men if selected.

GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy; prize goes to straight men if selected.
Bravo’s upcoming Boy Meets Boy, a sort of Joe Millionaire with gay men and twists of its own, is getting raves from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The organization’s spokesman says “[g]ays do not necessarily have to be protected from reality-dating show twists,” and says the show “is going to blur the boundaries of what is thought to be straight and what is thought to be gay in this country.” With the show’s twist–some of the male suitors will be straight men paid to pretend to be gay–show creator Douglas Ross, who is gay, tells the AP, “We have created a gay world where the straight guys are in the closet.” If the show’s star, James, a 32-year-old HR worker from LA, selects a straight man at the end, “the mate wins more than $20,000. If he’s gay, James gets the cash,” Knight-Ridder reports.

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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