Philly cast got XV tattoos and got “attached to” products in the house.

Philly cast got XV tattoos and got “attached to” products in the house.
The cast of The Real World Philadelphia really, really got into their experience. Karamo, one of the men who may or may not be coming out this season, tells the Philadelphia Inquirer, “I didn’t think it was going to be such an emotional ride, and it really was. I thought it was going to be more surface, but it’s really deep. I think this process has changed all our lives forever.” It was so “deep” that all the cast members except Willie now have “XV” tattoos on their bodies commemorating the 15th season of the show. Also, in a press release, Chaplin notes that the cast became so attached, that they even fell in love with products placed in the house, specifically the video phone: “We never thought how much the cast members would become attached to the VisiFone.”
+ also: TVGasm runs down the revelations from last night’s casting special.

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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