Meredith is more real than TV-friendly Trista; Estella won’t talk to Bob again.

Meredith is more real than TV-friendly Trista; Estella won’t talk to Bob again.
The host of The Bachelorette 2 says that the new star, Meredith Phillips, “is probably the most ‘real’ person we’ve had.” Chris Harrison says that Trista was basically made for TV: “With Trista, the great thing for those of us producing [The Bachelorette] was that she always [understood it was] a TV show, and did what she needed to do.” With Meredith, however, “if she’s happy, she’s happy. If she’s sad, if she’s pissed off, that’s it. She is who she is. She’s not faking it.” We’ll take that to mean Trista faked it. Speaking of faking it, Bob Guiney and Estella Gardiner are now talking about their failed relationship. Estella tells People that Bob is “not the person I thought he was. I don’t see any reason to ever have a conversation with him.” As Lloyd Grove reports, Bob blames his schedule: “I’ve been pulled in so many directions, and the one that I don’t think got enough of my time was our relatationship. For that, I feel awful.”

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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