Top Model sold to 40 countries; Russia’s version watched by 13 percent of viewers.

Top Model sold to 40 countries; Russia’s version watched by 13 percent of viewers.
The format of Tyra Banks’ and UPN’s Next Top Model “has been sold to more than 40 territories worldwide in its original U.S. version and also has been licensed as a format for local production in numerous other territories,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first country to air its own version of the series is Russia. CTC began airing the series on Saturday and Sundays last month, “where it captured more than a 13 share of national audience at peak viewing last week.” The paper says that other countries airing “the U.S. version include Globosat in Brazil, Visat in Mexico, TVB in Hong Kong, TV7 in Indonesia and Cineplex in Thailand.”

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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