German chancellor’s half-brother will appear on Germany’s Big Brother.

German chancellor’s half-brother will appear on Germany’s Big Brother.
The half-brother of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will appear on Germany’s upcoming Big Brother. 57-year-old Lothar Vosseler grew up with Gerhard Schroeder with their mother. Reuters points out that his appearance is “unlikely to please his elder sibling,” in part because “the show will coincide with elections for the European parliament and in one German state, in which voters are expected to punish Schroeder’s Social Democrats for the government’s program of welfare cuts.” Reuters says that “Vosseler’s struggle to stay in work–he once lost his job cleaning sewers–has caught the attention of the country where over four million people are unemployed.” He’ll join the show June 13.

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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