Rocco will testify today; manager says Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly.”

Rocco will testify today; manager says Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly.”
The battle for The Restaurant didn’t make engaging television, at least not according to the ratings, but it’s now in front of a judge in New York. Rocco is expected to testify today, but yesterday, a former Rocco’s manager testified that co-owner Jeffrey Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly. He treated Rocco’s mother horribly.” According to the New York Daily News, “Lon Rosen testified that Chodorow would ‘goad’ 79-year-old Nicolina about her son until she broke down crying.”
+ update: the judge has barred Rocco from the restaurant, and says Chodorow can walk away from the investment.

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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