The Apprentice 3 debuts tonight.

The Apprentice 3 debuts tonight.
A year and 12 days after debuting the first season, and just over a month after the second season concluded, NBC kicks off The Apprentice 3 tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET with an hour-and-a-half premiere. The candidates are divided into two teams, “street smarts” and “book smarts.” Trump promises that this mix will yield “deeper, more emotional” boardrooms. “I think the emotion is what makes them amazing. There are some that are unbelievable,” he told the AP.

New and old candidates won’t be at Donald Trump’s Saturday wedding to Melania Knauss. Trump told the AP that he didn’t invite any Apprentice people. “I decided not to do that. I don’t think it would be appropriate. I’m trying to keep it down to a minimum.” That’s amusing, because, one, he’s assuming they’d actually want to go. Two, he’s assuming that those who do want an invite aren’t just waiting for an invitation for the next wedding, which we all know will come soon enough. Trump said he has plans to make sure this one lasts: “I’m going to devote more time to the wife.” Ah, yes, that should work, because referring to your life partner as an object certainly is a sign of relationship success.

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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