Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica debuts tonight; couple had “limited veto power.”

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica debuts tonight; couple had “limited veto power.”
Pop stars Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson have had their newlywed life chronicled by MTV cameras for a show that debuts tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET. Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica will include their “harmless bickering” and a campaing trip, although “[t]he master bedroom was off-limits and they had limited veto power over what eventually makes it to broadcast,” the New York Daily News reports. Simpson tells USA TODAY, in a story about her show and other celebrity reality TV shows, that “you don’t really want to edit yourself. The moment when you think a fight’s going to start, or you’re going to do something stupid or embarrassing, is when you really want the cameras there. Because that’s when you’re going to get great TV–and ratings.”

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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