Style network casts for “JAP Squad.”

Style network casts for “JAP Squad.”
One way to ensure your casting call gets plenty of press: give your show an inflammatory, anti-Semitic working title. An exec at E!’s sister network Style sent an e.mail message searching for cast members for a new Queer Eye-like show. According to the New York Post, the message read:

We’re casting a show in N.Y., filmed in N.Y., called ‘JAP Squad.’ … I know, it’s an awful name. [But] I need girls who know where to go in NYC for the best deals, who know the nail salons, the bakeries, the spas, the nice places, too. If you know people who might be interested, can you please forward them to me?

That acronym refers to “Jewish American Princesses,” as the Post helpfully points out. An E! spokesperson confirmed the show but said that won’t be its name: “Style is developing a pilot–that’s not the title. We’re looking to cast a broad range of style-conscious women.”

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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