FOX exec: Next Joe Millionaire was “greedy”; David selects Linda.

FOX exec: Next Joe Millionaire was “greedy”; David selects Linda.
As the AP so perfectly puts it, Joe Millionaire “has gone from one of TV’s most surprising successes to the new season’s most spectacular flameout.” FOX’s entertainment chair Sandy Grushow says, “Our instincts told us from the very beginning that ‘Joe Millionaire’ was a one-time stunt and I think we got greedy.” He adds, “We tried to sneak it by the American public a second time and we got called on it.” Yes, you did, but don’t fret. You’re FOX; we expect this from you. The show ended last night, so here’s a long, one sentence recap (here’s a longer one): David picked the previously rejected Linda, who rejected him after finding out about the lie, so David left Europe heartbroken, but then Paul showed up at a Texas ranch where David was with a letter from Linda, and Linda, who’d changed her mind, and she got $250K and he got the ranch. Phew.

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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