wannabe soap stars, British group Busted, Ivana Trump get reality TV series.

wannabe soap stars, British group Busted, Ivana Trump get reality TV series.
MTV is apparently offering to make worldwide stars of UK boy rock band Busted a group that one fan site says “changed the face of pop in British music.” Brand Republic says that they “are in discussions with MTV to do a fly-on-the-wall documentary similar to The Osbournes, which could see the band catapulted to stardom in the US. The deal is reportedly worth £1m, with lucrative merchandising projects to follow if negotiations are successful.” …
LMNO Productions is now casting melodramatic people who’d like to star in a soap opera. On the series, which is being produced for Disney-owned SoapNet, “Six people will live together while competing for the ultimate prize: a role on a network soap opera.” … Finally, Ivana Trump has reportedly signed a deal with Stone Stanely to star in her own show. By the way, Stone Stanley, producers of The Mole and America’s Next Top Model, are actually now just Stone, as Stanley–David Stanley, that is–left for a production deal at Telepictures.

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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