Mole’s Jim running for NJ state senate.

Mole’s Jim running for NJ state senate.
Along with other reality TV contestants who are now seeking public office (including The Real World Boston‘s Sean Duffy and Big Brother‘s Will Mega is The Mole‘s Jim Morrison, who is running for New Jersey state senate. Besides running a t-shirt company with his boyfriend, Jim is also a partner in a law firm and a helicopter pilot, which is how he was identified on the show. He faces opposition from an incumbent who’s been in office since 1991–and from some in his own party. After learning about his “prettiest penis” contest wins in the mid ’90s, the state Democratic party chair asked him to step down. He said no, and tells The Advocate, “If the [penis] contest was meant to embarrass me, the opposite occurred, because it’s given me a platform to be totally honest. Because if I’m totally honest, how much can they ask me about it? Then we just move on, and I get to talk about every other issue that I want to talk about.”

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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