Bachelor 6 twists include Bachelor being selected from two choices by bachelorettes.

Bachelor 6 twists include Bachelor being selected from two choices by bachelorettes.
Faced with a horrible hook-up track record and sliding ratings, ABC is mixing things up for The Bachelor 6, and they aren’t even keeping the twists a secret. Most significantly, there will be two bachelors, at least at first; the women will select which one they want to stick around. The two bachelors are “Jay Overbye, a 40-year-old real-estate broker from New Jersey” who is a” former model and world traveler started [who] sold his own computer network company and is a self-proclaimed history buff who is very close to his family,” and Byron Velvick, also 40, a California native and professional bass fisherman who was the U.S. Open champion in 1991 and 1996.” E! Online also runs down the other changes, which include the bachelor living in the same house as the women (scandalous!), and the appearance of “two ‘all-stars’–returning contestants from past seasons of The Bachelor–will join the mix later in the season and ‘compete’ for Overbye or Velvick’s attention.” Also, and very oddly, Brandy will perform during the second episode. As E! points out, this is “[e]asily the strangest pop star reality show guest appearance since Sheryl Crow played the back yard of the Big Brother house.”

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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