Newlyweds will return in January despite Jessica’s statement that it was “over.”

Newlyweds will return in January despite Jessica’s statement that it was “over.”
Oh, Jessica Simpson, you liar. You promised that Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica was over, and now MTV says it’s greenlit a third season that will air in January. Didn’t you learn anything from The Osbournes, such as the value of ending while you’re ahead? Or is your daddy making you do it? Now that Britney is just a trip to Wal-Mart away from moving into a trailer somewhere and squeezing out babies for the next 10 years, are you trying to become the reigning princess of pop and MTV? Clearly, someone is trying to establish a dynasty on the network, as your husband will get his own series in addition to his part on Newlyweds, and your sister’s train wreck, The Ashlee Simpson Show, will return in January, too. Ashlee’s show will even feature her lip-syncing/backup vocals debacle from SNL, which she must be thrilled about. Well, we’ll be watching, and we’ll forgive you for lying to our faces, but just stop making promises you can’t keep, okay?
+ plus: Gawker reprints an e.mail message from a PA who worked an event with Nick and Jessica. The PA reports that when asked to lengthen his introduction of Jessica, Nick said, “Let’s see what could I say…….Do you really want me to tell you…… Not too many nice things to say about her. … How about she was the best stocking I ever stuffed? … She was the best Chimney I’ve ever come down on.”

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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