tonight, UPN’s Top Model 3 concludes, and The WB debuts Big Man on Campus.

tonight, UPN’s Top Model 3 concludes, and The WB debuts Big Man on Campus.
It’s a big reality night on the netlets. UPN concludes the third season of America’s Next Top Model tonight at 8 p.m. ET, which will finally allow Tyra to say something other than the dreadful “You’re still in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Model.” Amanda, Eva, and Yaya are all the only models who remain after 11 episodes.

Then at 9 p.m. ET, The WB borrows The Bachelor‘s format and takes it to an Orlando college campus for Big Man on Campus. Fifteen women first scour the campus for a guy, who then gets to narrow down the group of 15. Instead of roses, he’ll given them pins, a la fraternity pins. The acronym BMOC apparently “stands for Big Morons of Central (Florida University at Orlando!), the college where the latest in reality TV mindlessness takes place,” The New York Post’s review says. The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan agrees, saying it “doesn’t add much to the dating-reality format honed by ‘The Bachelor/Bachelorette,’ except a more salacious frat-house vibe.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.