Road Rules 12 debuts tonight.

Road Rules 12 debuts tonight.
Road Rules: South Pacific, the 12th season of the show, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. MTV says the show will follow the six cast members as they “[take] the RV on a wild ride through Fiji, Tahiti and the extreme sports capital of the world, New Zealand.” Once again, losing a certain number of challenges will result in the cast sending one person home. As reported on the show’s casting special (which repeats today at 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m, right before the first ep), (spoiler; highlight to read) half of this season’s original cast–three people–will be sent home, although they didn’t say whether that’s due to lost challenges or fighting. Cast member Mary Beth Decker already jumped the post-reality TV show gun, posing for Playboy online back in January.
+ plus: The Real World Las Vegas‘s entire season is now available on DVD.

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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