Project Greenlight heading to Australia.

Project Greenlight heading to Australia.
Australia’s Movie Network has bought the rights to Project Greenlight, and will begin producing its own version of the series. In addition, the three seasons of the US show will air starting in December. The contest will be structured just like the US version, with an online contest leading to the selection of a script and director. In its report, the Sydney Morning Herald’s report overstates the impact of the show in the US just a bit as it sells the series to Australians: “Damon and Affleck’s idea has spawned three successful series and three films – Stolen Summer, The Battle of Shaker Heights and Feast.” Since the third series hasn’t debuted yet and the third film hasn’t even been released yet, they haven’t had a chance to become a success yet. And hopefully that adjective “successful” is only meant to modify “series,” because both films pretty much qualified as flops.

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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