Bachelorette 2 reunion will air live.

Bachelorette 2 reunion will air live.
Meredith Phillips and her new man will make their first appearance as a couple live on The Bachelorette 2‘s After the Final Rose special. This comes amid moves to end live TV altogether because of the shattering effects of the Super Bowl halftime show. ABC’s Andrea Wong tells TV Week that ABC decided to shun conventional wisdom because, well, they’re ABC and they’re insane: “We talked about it and decided to do it well before all the flak of this week. It will be on a delay anyway, and historically we haven’t had a problem with shows like this.” She adds, “The live element brings an excitement and immediacy to every show that you do live. The viewer knows that they are getting complete, unfiltered honest reactions that are completely unedited.” In other words, get ready for Chris Harrison to flash some nipple. Four men remain with two episodes to go, with the finale airing Feb. 25 and the special airing Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. ET.

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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