report: Burnett signs deal to create Apprentice-like series with Martha Stewart.

Mark report: Burnett signs deal to create Apprentice-like series with Martha Stewart.
Mark Burnett’s first foray into the world of scripted TV (assuming you don’t count all those voice-overs that Trump does) has failed, with Commando Nanny being cancelled before it ever aired. The WB show “suffered a number of unfortunate and untimely setbacks, which factored into this very difficult decision,” the WB said. Delays occurred due to cast illness and other events, according to E! Online. However, Burnett now has a new project to focus on: Martha Stewart. Earlier, reports said Burnett would be both retool Martha Stewart Living and create a prime-time series with her. Now, Burnett “and reps for jailed domestic diva Martha Stewart have sealed the deal for an Apprentice-type reality show in which contestants compete for Stewart’s approval.” That’s according to The New York Daily News’ Lloyd Grove (third item); neither NBC nor Burnett would comment, and Stewart is, well, tied up right now.

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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