shows announce Jan., Feb. debuts.

shows announce Jan., Feb. debuts.
Get ready to spend the beginning of next year firmly planted on your ass: A bunch of shows have announced their January (and early February) premiere dates. The month will start off with the crowning of the World Idol on Jan. 1. In the middle of January, America’s Next Top Model returns on the Tuesday the 13th at 9 p.m. ET. The next day, both Celebrity Mole Yucatan and The Bachelorette 2 will debut on Jan. 14. The following week, American Idol 3 will debut Survivor All-Stars will debut Feb. 1, immediately after the Super Bowl, just like Survivor Australia did two years ago. As CBS reminds us, that was “the second highest rated and most watched post Super Bowl program since the advent of people meters.” CBS also says the winner will receive $1 million; none of that charity crap for these past players.

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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