FOX debuts The Swan tonight.

FOX debuts The Swan tonight.
Seventeen ugly women will “undergo physical, mental and emotional transformations with the help of a team of experts” in an attempt to transform themselves as FOX debuts The Swan tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The show, which will normally air Mondays at 9, will feature therapists, plastic surgeons, dentists and others helping to transform the women. Each week two women will be profiled and will face elimination from the series; the weekly winners will compete in a pageant. Hosted by Paradise Hotel‘s Amanda Bynum, the show wasn’t available to critics for screening, but the LA Times’ Carina Chocano and the Chicago Sun-Times Phil Rosenthal (and others) offer responses to the series’ concept.

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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