George hasn’t been paid for first two Apprentice seasons, wants compensation.

George hasn’t been paid for first two Apprentice seasons, wants compensation.
George Ross’ work on The Apprentice 2 has been pro-bono, and now he’s demanding something in return if he’s to participate in the third season. For his job–which mostly consists of standing around mute and watching the contestants make fools out of themselves during tasks, and then offering brief comments to Donald Trump while still facing forward in the boardroom–George tells Broadcasting and Cable, “there’s some compensation that should come. I think that it’s only appropriate with the show being so successful, and him using up so much of my time, that some compensation ought to be granted.” He repeats this about five times, adding that “it’s the principle of the thing. I never ask for something for nothing, and I never expect to give something for nothing. In other words, if somebody wants something from me, I expect to be compensated. There has to be quid pro quo. I talked to him about it, and he said, ‘You know, you’re right.'” He adds that he’s “not worried about it. We’ll work it out.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.