Alex McLeod replaced as “host” of Joe Millionaire, who is a rodeo cowboy.

Alex McLeod replaced as “host” of Joe Millionaire, who is a rodeo cowboy.
Former Trading Spaces host Alex McLeod is now also the former host of Joe Millionaire. Actress Samantha Harris is filling that role, The Boston Globe reports (mid-column); it doesn’t mention whether she’ll get more screen time than Alex did. Meanwhile, the Next Joe Millionaire “is David Smith, 24, a rodeo cowboy from Texas who currently earns only $11,000 a year,” FOX has confirmed. The network says it “had no choice but to search the globe to find the most beautiful, albeit clueless, women on the lookout for ‘Mr. Price-is-Right,'” although it gives no information about those women, other than that they think David is worth $80 million. The press release suggests their “are the other twists and turns the series will take.”

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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