Mark Burnett annoyed by NBC’s “totally unnecessary” Apprentice disclaimer.

Mark Burnett annoyed by NBC’s “totally unnecessary” Apprentice disclaimer.
At the end of The Apprentice 2, NBC shows a quick disclaimer that says while producers might talk to Trump about his firing decision, ultimately, Trump selects the victim himself. Even though it says Trump makes the decision, producer Mark Burnett tells Entertainment Weekly that he’s annoyed by the disclaimer: “NBC has made that up. I told them from the beginning it’s stupid and it’s their own weakness. They shouldn’t have it there, because there’s no consultation, and all they’re doing is causing questions. No one consults with Trump.” The network calls the disclaimer “standard” but Burnett says it is “totally unnecessary,” insisting that “The only one[s] I have ever discussed a firing with” are Trump’s right- and left-hand people, George and Carolyn.

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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