group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.

group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.
Get to know The Real World Philadelphia a bit more tonight as MTV airs a hour-long preview special at 10 p.m. ET. It’s titled “Out of My Way, I’m Moving In: Tips For Getting Into The Real World.” Meanwhile, group of under-35 activists is credited with helping to bring The Real World back to Philadelphia after producers threatened to leave. In its profile of Young Involved Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer says that the group “played a key role in coaxing a miffed MTV to stick with its plan to film the reality show” in the city. A Bunim-Murray executive agrees, and praises the group: COO Joey Carson said YIP “is a great example of the power that regular people have to create positive change if they put their minds to it. They were able to quickly organize themselves to send a unified message that was heard loud and clear by the right people at the right time.”

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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