Boy Meets Boy down to three, one is straight; ITV airs Gay, Straight or Taken.

Boy Meets Boy down to three, one is straight; ITV airs Gay, Straight or Taken.
James narrowed the pool of mates down to three on last night’s Boy Meets Boy, and of the final three, one is straight. Of those previously eliminated, six of the 12 turned out to be straight. Thus, out of the 15, seven were straight and eight gay. His reaction will air during the fifth episode next week, although we already know how he feels. Meanwhile, following Bravo’s lead in creating the first gay dating show, the Independent reports that “gay dating shows are about to land in a big way.” The UK’s ITV is planning Gay, Straight, or Taken, in which “three contestants–gay or straight–will be sent out on dates with three potential partners, one of whom will be gay, one straight and one married. They will then be asked to decide which is which,” according to the Independent. ITV is also planning Love Match, which will feature dates between both straight and gay couples, and “Living TV has also commissioned 10 hours of Straight Dates by Gay Mates, a homegrown format in which two gay guys fix up straight women with men.”

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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