Next Great Champ wins in court, will air.

Next Great Champ wins in court, will air.
FOX’s The Next Great Champ will debut on Sept. 7 after a judge ruled that preventing the show from airing would be “prior restraint. And this is not a situation where I feel there is a significant government interest in protecting that.” That allows FOX to air the show as planned, although the judge “said it was her impression that there were other legal remedies for DreamWorks and Burnett to pursue their grievances.” DreamWorks said they will “discuss the range of options” to see if they’ll pursue further action. As it said in a statement, FOX is now “seeking to have the entire action dismissed, and will ask the court to order the ‘Contender’ partners to pay all of Fox’s legal costs in connection with this meritless lawsuit.” The Next Great Champ debuts Sept. 7.

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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