FX’s Todd TV debuts tonight.

FX’s Todd TV debuts tonight.
Big Brother producer Endemol has found yet another venue for people to be subject to the whims of others, but this time, viewers, not megalomaniacal producers, are the ones in control. Todd TV debuts at 10 p.m. ET. on FX, and will air for seven episodes. During that time, the show’s web site says 30-year-old waiter Todd Santo’s “every move, every moment, every decision will be voted on by America.” That’s a lot of voting. However, Gannett reports that “At the end of each show, two scenarios will be presented on the screen,” and which one Todd follows will be determined by the audience. The New York Daily News’ David Bianculli says “is the most odious and manipulative concept since–well, since Monday, when Fox gave us ‘My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance.'”
+ also: FX is looking for someone who is “outgoing, exciting and vaguely attractive” for a second Todd TV season.

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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