Sir Alan Sugar will front UK Apprentice.

Sir Alan Sugar will front UK Apprentice.
The UK has its Donald Trump: Leading the country’s version of The Apprentice will be Sir Alan Sugar, who founded Amstrad, and is “one of Britain’s 50 richest men, with an estimated œ700m fortune,” The Independent reports. The paper says “he is renowned for having one of the business world’s more abrasive personalities.” He beat out Richard Branson and Stelios Haji-Ioannou for the gig. The BBC’s version will be slightly different from the NBC version, the Financial Times reports, as it “will be modified to reflect Britain’s more reserved attitude to making money.” Executive producer Peter Moore tells the paper, “This is a series that tests entrepreneurial skills [while] at the same time acknowledging the British sensibility towards naked ambition and the accumulation of wealth.”

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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