Manhunt producer: with men, “It’s not taboo for us to do crazy or wild things.”

Manhunt producer: with men, “It’s not taboo for us to do crazy or wild things.”
Bravo’s male modeling series Manhunt debuts tomorrow, and in the first episode, a professional model “orders the men to strip to their skivvies and then proceeds to harshly evaluate their physiques. After that, the men are given (product-placement alert) Calvin Klein underwear to change into before performing a tandem parachute jump–in nothing but their Calvins,” the New York Daily News reports. You can expect more of these sorts of challenges, because, as executive producer Stuart Krasnow explains, “You can do things with men that you could never do with women. It’s not taboo for us to do crazy or wild things. … You can take liberties with men that you can’t take with women.” He says the series “has a sense of humor.” That’s good, because host Carmen Electra says that “[o]ne guy was putting Preparation H on his abs,” and that’s pretty hard to treat seriously.
+ also: host Carmen Electra also reportedly part of TBS’ Real Gilligan’s Island.

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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