Telemundo planning show with Emilio Estefan; Richard Branson’s show casting.

Telemundo planning show with Emilio Estefan; Richard Branson’s show casting.
Telemundo is getting into the mogul reality series game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Telemundo is planning “a business-oriented reality show along the lines of ‘The Apprentice’ with Miami-based music mogul Emilio Estefan taking on the Donald Trump role.” Meanwhile, Richard Branson’s show The Billionaire is casting. Bunim-Murray is producing the show, and is looking for “[m]ale and female adventurers and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, education levels and experience.” Open casting calls continue today in Seattle. Those selected will go “on a whirlwind tour of the world to test their mettle” and will “be tested on the same sort of life experiences and personal dilemmas that Branson faced on his path to becoming one of the world’s most successful businessmen.” Mark Cuban’s series The Benefactor has already cast and is currently taping in Dallas.
+ also: Latino network will air Urban Jungle during which “nine privileged contestants are striped of their Beemers and cell phones and are given labor-intensive jobs.”

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.