Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston tape own show; Sugar Ray gets Spike series.

Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston tape own show; Sugar Ray gets Spike series.
Former big-time musicians are so desperate to get their own reality TV shows that one has resorted to having himself taped by his own production company. Bobby “Brown’s local production company, B2 Entertainment, has trailed the superstar Alpharetta residents as they live their lives around the metro area,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Whitney Houston’s rep says she “has no direct interest in the project,” but she’s definitely been taped by cameras more than once recently. Brown was recently released from prison after failing to pay child support he owed for his 12- and 14-year-old children; he’ll appear in court this May to “face misdemeanor battery charges after he allegedly hit Houston in December, leaving her with a bruised cheek and a cut lip,” the paper reports. Should be a fun show. Elsewhere, an actual network has picked up Sugar Ray’s new series. Mark McGrath will host a show that sounds similar to Missy Elliot’s UPN project. Spike TV’s On the Road “follows eight contestants who go on tour with Sugar Ray. They compete for a job with a music label and a new Kia car,” according to the AP.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.