critic: Saturday Apprentice eps are better, NBC should split the show into two eps.

critic: Saturday Apprentice eps are better, NBC should split the show into two eps.
NBC airs repeats of The Apprentice 2 on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. ET, and one critic says that we should skip the Thursday episodes, as “Saturday’s rerun, with all its added boardroom material, makes for an even better show.” The New York Daily News’ David Bianculli, who shaved his beard, if you follow the facial hair changes of TV critics, writes that “the additions to Saturday’s show make it significantly different.” On last week’s Saturday ep, the added footage “made Stacie J. more sympathetic, exposed the manipulative power of postproduction editing and, bottom line, made for a better boardroom sequence.” Bianculli suggests that NBC “[s]plit ‘The Apprentice’ into two weekly installments … Expand the task part of “Apprentice” to a full hour on Monday or Tuesday, and present a full hour of boardroom stuff in the show’s current Thursday slot.”
+ also: Jennifer says she is part Jewish and blames editing for the way her “two old Jewish fat ladies…jaded old bags” remark was framed.

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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