Babyface-produced BET series College Hill will be first black reality TV show.

Babyface-produced BET series College Hill will be first black reality TV show.
BET is producing what it says is “television’s first-ever Black dramatic reality show.” The show, called College Hill, follows eight students who attend Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. The show is more like The Real World than Freshman Diaries, as the cast will live together. A BET vice president says, “There is college life, and then there’s Black college life. And those who have been around historically Black colleges and universities know there are social, cultural and attitudinal differences from the more mainstream institutions.” The show debuts Jan. 28 at 9 p.m.; it’s produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds’ company. Executive producer Tracey Edmonds says, “There are some hysterically funny parts of this series, and there are some areas that are deep, troubling and sometimes a little painful.”

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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