in two new shows, men cross-dress, and gay men pretend to be straight.

in two new shows, men cross-dress, and gay men pretend to be straight.
Two new shows play with the blurring lines of gender–or just screw with their cast members’ heads. UPN will air Awfully Pretty, which “will follow a group of men who are transformed into women by their wives or girlfriends. The men will live together in a house and be forced to live as women 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Variety reports. FOX steals Boy Meets Boy‘s format and flops it around for Playing it Straight. In the show, “a single woman named Jackie who attempts to make a love connection by choosing from a pool of single men–some of whom are actually gay.” FOX’s Mike Darnell says the show, which will debut March 12, airing Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, is “intense and emotional and funny all at the same time. It sort of breaks stereotypes, which I like.”

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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