Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica renewed.

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica renewed.
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica has become “the second-highest rated cable show after Sex and the City,” according to TV Guide. As a result, MTV has renewed it for a second season that will start shooting in October, CNN reports. The current season ends Oct. 14. Meanwhile, Nick Lachey’s record company “has decided to put [his new] album off until Nov. 11,” in part because of the way the show “has made music fans take [Jessica] about as seriously as they do Anna Nicole Smith,” The Daily News reports. But Jessica’s father tells TV Guide that she “knows she’s on camera” and “[s]ince she was a little girl, people have been calling her a dumb blonde, … she begins to assume the role that everybody expects of her. That doesn’t mean that’s who she is.”

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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