Real World Philly causes bus stop elimination; crew practices with stand-ins.

Real World Philly causes bus stop elimination; crew practices with stand-ins.
The number 48 bus in Philadelphia no longer stops in front of the Seamen’s Church Institute, where the cast of The Real World Philadelphia will soon be living. The schedule change happens Saturday, which, as the Philadelphia Daily News reports, “led to speculation that Saturday would be the date the seven strangers would move into the building.” A spokesperson denied that. A crew from the MTV show “was seen shooting throughout the National Constitution Center (6th & Arch) where the cast had been offered jobs,” although sources tell the paper the cast won’t work there. The shoot “included stand-ins for the castmates” to help the crew practice. The big lingering question is: Where do you find stand-ins for a group of increasingly vapid and horny people who aren’t even really qualified to be stand-ins themselves?

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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