Rocco needed a court’s permission to enter Rocco’s; second season on Bravo.

Rocco needed a court’s permission to enter Rocco’s; second season on Bravo.
Because of the lawsuit pending against him, Rocco DiSpirito is not allowed inside Rocco’s, the restaurant featured on The Restaurant. He tried to enter Tuesday for a cookbook photo shoot, “but was stopped. A China Grill lawyer immediately sought a court order to bar DiSpirito permanently,” Reuters reports. A judge let him go back Tuesday afternoon with “$500 in escrow to cover any damage he might cause while there.” If you missed the second season of the show, half of which NBC burned off on the last two Saturday nights, NBC-owned Bravo is coming to your rescue tonight at 9 p.m. ET, as it airs all six episodes, complete with poorly redubbed audio and poorly reenacted phone conversations.
+ also: Rocco’s mom Nicolina says “All I can do is take it day by day and do my best here.”

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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