Ty: “If I hear the words hunky handyman one more time, I will freak.”

Ty: “If I hear the words hunky handyman one more time, I will freak.”
Hawking his new, apparently not-at-all-ironically-named book Ty’s Tricks, Trading Spaces carpenter Ty Pennington discusses the fine line between being a carpenter and being a sexy beast. The book features, according to The Sun-Times, pictures of Ty “shirtless and in tight jeans getting soaked by a newly installed shower,” and he acknowledges his primary appeal: “I mean, who am I kidding? I know who my audience is.” He also jokes, “”If I hear the words hunky handyman one more time, I will freak.” Of the book, he says, “I wrote it all myself,” and says he had to change some of the graphic design because it sucked. And he comments about his salary and his peripheral gigs: “A year ago, I sat around thinking about how I could cash in on my 15 minutes … then I realized what a boring person that would make me. So I just said fuck it. I’m just going to have fun.”

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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