Trading Spaces Family debuts Sunday.

Trading Spaces Family debuts Sunday.
Trading Spaces Family debuts on Sunday, giving neighbors and their kids a chance to redo each others’ rooms. The new show debuts at 7 p.m. ET; executive producer Kathy Davidov tells USA TODAY that they “want to have a show that families could watch together on Sunday night, but we won’t have spinoffs to the point you don’t recognize the show. This is just expanding the brand as we know it.” Its carpenter, who has already shown up on the regular series, is a 26-year-old carpenter-turning-actor named Carter Oosterhouse; Zap2it.com and USA TODAY both profile him.

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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