debut of Top Model 2 had strong ratings; eight-person orgy will be shown.

debut of Top Model 2 had strong ratings; eight-person orgy will be shown.
UPN’s premiere of America’s Next Top Model 2 was watched by “4.9 million viewers – the second-largest audience ever for UPN in the Tuesday 9 p.m.-to-10 p.m. time slot,” TV Week reports. The show also gave UPN “its best ratings in the time period in viewers 12 to 34 in 1½ years and it ranked first in the time period among women 18 to 34.” Those numbers will likely increase now that Tyra Banks revealed that an orgy between four contestants and four men will appear on the show. On Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Tyra said, “There’s eight people making out at the same time kinda in the same vicinity, I don’t want to say orgy–but I just said it,” according to the New York Post. UPN confirms an edited version of the events will be shown, but a spokesperson didn’t reveal when that episode will air, saying, “We’ve been viewing the tape repeatedly to determine our corporate reaction, and we’ll have to get back to you on that.”

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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