two NASCAR series in the works.

two NASCAR series in the works.
Nine NASCAR drivers, including Dale Earnhardt, Jr., have signed up to participate in FX’s upcoming series NASCAR: Drivers Unscripted. The eight-episode series will debut in May and will take advantage of the “unlimited access” the producers have. reports that the show also “promises access to their lives away from the track.” Elsewhere, “one of a handful of black owners to field racecars on any NASCAR circuit in recent years” is shopping a reality TV series about his team, The Herald-Sun reports. Thee Dixon is looking for “a sponsor to film a pilot show, with the ultimate goal of producing a one-hour weekly reality TV series based on the Mansion Motorsports team.” That team will include “a black driver (to be named once a sponsor is secured)” and “a Hispanic pit crew (made up of painters who work for Dixon during the week)” plus “a white team manager.”

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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