FOX pulls ratings loser Next Great Champ, moves it to FOX Sports Net.

FOX pulls ratings loser Next Great Champ, moves it to FOX Sports Net.
FOX and Oscar De La Hoya’s The Next Great Champ has tanked so much that FOX is pulling it off its broadcast network. The show will move to cable, though, airing Sundays at 6 on FOX Sports Net, debuting this Sunday with a marathon of the first four episodes. FOX’s entertainment president Gail Berman said in a statement, “Despite its loyal core audience, the underlying boxing theme of the series has proved too narrow for us. In the end, it belongs on an outlet better suited to serve the boxing fan.” This should serve as a lesson to Mark Burnett and others who are tempted to mount a legal challenge because it appears as though someone has stolen your idea: Don’t bother suing over crap.

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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