Oxygen looking for the next Fabio.

Oxygen looking for the next Fabio.
Adding another male modeling show to the mix, next March, Oxygen will air Finding Fabio, “a reality competition aimed at finding the next Harlequin romance novel cover model,” Variety reports. An Oxygen exec says, “We want to paint a portrait of the quirky world of male modeling competitions–chronicling these men, not mocking them–giving women a glimpse into the absurd and the serious side of what it takes to get on the cover of a Harlequin romance novel.” After undergoing training, the 12 men will compete in a pageant, and the last man standing “will receive $50,000 and grace the covers of several Harlequin titles.” The network is currently casting for the show, although it refers to it as Mr. Romance. That veiled title is probably just to avoid sending Average Joe 3‘s Gil into yet another blind rage.

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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