season two of Airline starts tonight.

season two of Airline starts tonight.
The second season of A&E’s Airline debuts tonight, with new episodes airing at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET. So just how do camera crews find subjects, and how do those subjects react? The Washington Post reports that there are “tricks for engaging the passenger in the filming process.” The network has to get waivers from each subject, never mind getting them to talk on camera. At Baltimore’s BWI airport, there’s a five-member crew, including producer Scott Mislan. He says there are passengers “who definitely want their 15 minutes, and others who want nothing to do with you.” Further complicating production, Southwest “has to provide liaisons to get the crew through security at each airport location and has to monitor which employees have agreed or not agreed to participate.” That might explain why a Southwest PR person first “dumped A&E’s proposal in the trash as soon as she looked at it.”

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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