Ark. town liked first Simple Life ep, which was watched by 13 million people.

Ark. town liked first Simple Life ep, which was watched by 13 million people.
The mayor of Altus, Ark., the town invaded by Paris and Nicole for The Simple Life, says the first episode “was hilarious.” Mayor Veronica Post’s constituents “loved it,” she says. “Everybody had good positive comments. Of course this was the first episode, we’ll wait and see what happens.” That’s a good idea, since during last night’s episode, they saw Paris and Nicole gleefully topping off their bottles of milk with water. In addition to Altus’ 817 residents, about 13 million people–12 percent of the viewing audience, CNN reports–watched the first episode. Although it had more viewers 18 to 49 than any other show that evening, Paris and Nicole were still beaten in overall viewers by the second half-hour of JAG. How embarrassing.
+ also: bodyguards keep reporters from asking Paris questions at premiere.
+ and: was Justin Guarini at Nicole Richie’s house?

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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