second season of Newlyweds continues, Ashlee Simpson’s show debuts tonight.

second season of Newlyweds continues, Ashlee Simpson’s show debuts tonight.
The Simpson sisters and their dad own the 10 p.m. hour Wednesdays on MTV starting tonight. First, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica returns for a third season. Apparently, it’s a bit rougher this time, as The New York Post reports that “there’s some trouble in paradise” because Nick “has to cope with CaCee Cobb, Simpson’s best friend and road manager, who moves in with the couple while she’s looking for an apartment.” At 10:30, Jessica’s sister takes over with her new show, oddly titled The Ashlee Simpson Show. The series follows the former 7th Heaven star “as she signs her first record deal, writes her songs, auditions her band and records her very first album.”

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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