producers “plotting” Simple Life sequel, even as Paris stops doing interviews.

producers “plotting” Simple Life sequel, even as Paris stops doing interviews.
Bunim-Murray, producers of FOX’s upcoming The Simple Life, are already planning a sequel of the show, which stars embattled media whore Paris Hilton. Entertainment Weekly reports that the producers are “plotting” a follow-up, but Murray backs off that slightly: “‘We would love to do another season with Paris and Nicole. Paris is incredibly charismatic, and the two of them are very funny together. … We have scenarios we’re thinking of, but first we have to see if the ratings live up to the hype.” He might want to talk to Paris first, because she recently cancelled her appearance on Letterman and is “scrapping all planned media appearances to promote her new TV show,” the AP reports. Luckily, before backing out of interviews, Paris made a tape that should provide enough hype to fuel the show.

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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