Queer Eye spoof Straight Plan for the Gay Man debuts on Comedy Central.

Queer Eye spoof Straight Plan for the Gay Man debuts on Comedy Central.
Starting tonight, the Flab Four begin their quest to “makeover a new gay friend and give him a crash course on the secrets of straight male life.” Newsweek states the obvious: “Why any self-respecting gay man would have such a dream is unclear.”

That hasn’t stopped Comedy Central, which debuts Straight Plan for the Gay Man tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Reviews are mixed: The Advocate isn’t happy, obviously, saying the show “doesn’t parody the original Bravo series, it mocks what most gay men are insecure about–seeming ‘too gay’ or not ‘straight-acting’ enough.”

But the Hollywood Reporter disagrees, saying the series “tackles both hetero and gay stereotypes with a wink and a nod.” On tonight’s premiere episode, which is the first of only three episodes, “A gay fashion executive gets trained to be a butch meatpacker complete with flannel-covered meat-rack bachelor pad.” Fabulous.

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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