UPN’s Missy Elliott Project tour show will also be a hip-hop competition.

UPN’s Missy Elliott Project tour show will also be a hip-hop competition.
Missy Elliott’s UPN show that follows her life on tour will also include a competition among aspiring hip-hop artists. The “group will be challenged in a variety of ways while on the road, and with Missy’s guidance, be exposed to top music industry insiders, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance,” according to a UPN press release. The Missy Elliott Project will, sadly, be produced by the same nitwits who produce Big Brother, Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner. Auditions start Sunday in LA; those auditioning “should have a three-minute routine prepared that showcases their talents as a singer, a rapper, a dancer and all-around entertainer.”

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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