America’s Next Top Model 4 debuts, Missy Elliott’s Road to Stardom concludes.

America’s Next Top Model 4 debuts, Missy Elliott’s Road to Stardom concludes.
UPN’s cornerstone program moves to LA for its fourth season, which starts tonight. America’s Next Top Model 4 debuts at 8 p.m. ET, and will be followed by the conclusion of Missy Elliott’s reality series Road to Stardom at 9. Either Deltrice, Jessica, or Matthew will win $100,000 and be signed to Missy’s record label, which will release the performer’s first single. On Top Model, 14 models will expose themselves to Janice Dickinson’s withering (literally) insults. They’ll also compete for “an opportunity to be managed by Ford Models, a fashion spread in Elle magazine, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl.” Although there are no plus-sized models this cycle, Tyra says of this group, “Most of the girls on our show–as thin as they may look–in the fashion industry they might not be so accepted, in terms of that body type.”

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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