Stallone sues MGM over Rocky series.

Stallone sues MGM over Rocky series.
The Contender star Sylvester Stallone is suing MGM over its plans for a Rocky-related reality TV show. He “has sued MGM and other producers of the planned boxing reality TV show The Real Rocky for allegedly improperly associating the project with Stallone’s ‘Rocky’ character,” Variety reports. Stallone created the Rocky character, and says in the suit that “immediately upon learning of ‘The Contender’ and Stallone’s role in it, MGM withdrew even its pretended support for the ‘Rocky VI’ film.” It also says that “references to the character ‘Rocky’ in connection with that program evoke the identity of Stallone to the consuming public and falsely and misleadingly implies that Stallone has endorsed or is somehow associated or affiliated with defendants’ ‘The Real Rocky’.”

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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