ABC’s The Will moves to CBS.

ABC’s The Will moves to CBS.
Apparently, ABC’s The Family, a series where a family competed for inheritance, wasn’t the previously announced and similar-sounding series called The Will. ABC’s reality guy Mike Fleiss has taken The Will to CBS, which is now casting for “someone with a sizable fortune and a substantial sense of humor to be the Benefactor of this program in which his or her family will compete to be named the heir to a fortune.” E! reports that ABC and CBS aren’t talking about why the show switched networks; a CBS spokesperson just states the obvious and says it was “developed at ABC and then Mike Fleiss brought it here.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.