Osbournes return with Battle for Ozzfest; Tommy Lee enrolls at U. of Nebraska.

Osbournes return with Battle for Ozzfest; Tommy Lee enrolls at U. of Nebraska.
The fourth (or third, depending upon how you count) and allegedly final season of The Osbournes taped over the summer, but after it airs, the family won’t be leaving MTV. You didn’t really think they’d go away, did you, silly? Ozzy and Sharon will host a new series on MTV that’s basically an Ozzfest-branded version of Bands on the Run, which aired on VH1 in 2001. On Battle for Ozzfest, “eight neophyte metal acts chosen by over 65,000 online voters will ride on the same tour bus and compete against one another in a series of challenges each week. … The last group raging will not only score a place on the Ozzfest bill, but will also take home equipment and potentially a career in the form of a recording contract,” E! Online reports. The show debuts Oct. 25. at 10:30 p.m. ET.
+ plus: Speaking of aging rock stars, Tommy Lee enrolled at the University of Nebraska yesterday; he’s taping a new series for NBC.

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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