E! and Style plan many reality series, including dating shows, shows set in LA.

E! and Style plan many reality series, including dating shows, shows set in LA.
E! is about to overdose on reality TV. Among the new shows that will air on both E! and Style network are, Television Week reports, Trophy Wife, “a competitive reality show in which 16 young women compete for the affection of an older Hollywood entertainment mogul,” and The Actress, a dating series in which the “women are actresses playing roles (cheerleader, cowgirl, etc.) while the man believes he is on a real dating show. The woman he chooses as the winner will receive a role in a major motion picture.” E! will also air a meta reality series, Challenge Reality, during which contestants pitch reality show ideas and the winner gets his or her show made. Style is taking a different route, focusing on non-competitive dramatic reality series. They include Work It Out!, set in an LA gym; The Hotspot, set at the Roosevelt Hotel; and Uptown Salon, set in NYC salons.

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.