FOX “freaked out” about Casino content.

FOX “freaked out” about Casino content.
After seeing the first episode of The Casino, FOX execs gave Mark Burnett “countless pages of notes asking him to cut any salacious scenes that could potentially land Fox in trouble with government regulators bent on cracking down on indecency over the airwaves,” E! Online reports. Thus, the show was “missing shots of strippers, showgirls and lingerie models, among other provocative scenes.” One scene that was missing: “a frat boy licking whipped cream off a semi-naked girl during a bachelor party,” which executive producer James Bruce said really caused heartache. “We thought it looked like a bikini, but they just freaked out over there,” he says.

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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