Big Brother will return for fifth season.

Big Brother will return for fifth season.
Big Brother will be returning for a fifth season this summer, which is even more surprisingly than the fact that Julie Chen still has a job hosting it (oh, wait, that’s not surprising any more). Casting has begun for this summer’s installment, which will again run for three months. Producer Arnold Shapiro says they’re “seeking the most outgoing, competitive, quirky and charismatic players we can find.” It helps if you’re extra skeezy. And extra points if you’ve ever held a knife to someone’s throat for fun or regularly get drunk on NyQuil.

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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