Gastineau Girls debuts on E! tonight.

Gastineau Girls debuts on E! tonight.
A new, alleged “celebrity” reality show debuts on E! tonight at 10 p.m. ET. However, Lisa and Brittny, the stars of Gastineau Girls, are so unknown that E! doesn’t even bother to identify them or describe the show on its web site. The New York Daily News’ Richard Huff, who gives the show zero stars, helpfully IDs them: “Lisa was once married to former New York Jets superstar Mark Gastineau. They divorced years ago, and the Gastineau girls have been living off Lisa’s settlement since.” He writes, “There is nothing redeemable here, no character to root for or even identify with, unless, that is, you too so crave attention that you’re willing to do anything.” In other words, Paris Hilton finally has a show she can watch. The New York Post says the series is a “train wreck” that’s “horrifyingly riveting,” and is essentially “‘The Gilmore Girls’ without the witty dialogue.”

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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