third Osbournes season debuts tonight.

third Osbournes season debuts tonight.
The third (or fourth, depending how you count) season of The Osbournes debuts tonight, and it’s the series’ final season. Maybe; we’ve certainly heard that before. The fifth of five new episodes (out of 20 that will ultimately air) will focus on Ozzy’s ATV accident, according to USA TODAY. The new season gives Virginia Heffernan something to write about, but then again, what doesn’t give Virginia Heffernan something to write about? Today Virginia devotes four of seven paragraphs (one of which ends with “Hee hee”) to the family’s dogs, which occupy the beginning of the first episode. She quotes an MTV publicist who says “Dogs drop like flies around that house. So they have 13. Tomorrow they might have like four.” Earlier, Virginia writes, “Someone at MTV must think these dog sequences are surpassingly rich.” Apparently, so does someone at the New York Times.

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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