The Surreal Life 2 debuts Sunday.

The Surreal Life 2 debuts Sunday.
Six more B- and C-list (and, in the case of The Real World Las Vegas‘ Trishelle, F-list) celebrities give up their freedom for two weeks and join The Surreal Life 2. The series debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. The New York Post’s Linda Stasi says that only Tammy Faye and Erik Estrada “come off as nice–or even human.” The Times-Picayune reports that Trishelle wants to hook up with Vanilla Ice, and “actually achieve[s] it with Andy Dick.” Oh, the horror. Also, Trishelle, who’s clearly the pre-show publicity darling, tells TV Guide that she “was pissed off at the producers. Pissed! I packed up all my bags and I was ready to go home.” That was apparently because of a faux episode of the Sally Jessy Raphael Show, during which Sally confronted Trishelle about her drinking.

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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