CBS is casting for Big Brother 6.

CBS is casting for Big Brother 6.
Big Brother is returning this summer, and CBS need a new group of immature junkies, drunks, and sluts of all sexes and ages for Big Brother 6. There is no deadline right now; the application notes that “[t]he deadline will be posted on cbs.com at least ten days before applications stop being accepted. Semi-finalist interviews are currently planned for April or May 2005.” There are also almost 30 open casting calls being held throughout the country. In a press release, co-executive producer Arnold Shapiro says, “Our goal this summer is to assemble the most colorful, competitive, and charismatic houseguests we’ve ever had. Right now, we’re seeking the most memorable and exciting competitors we can find.” Translating that from press release speak, what he’s really saying is this: “If you’re even close to sober or come from a family that doesn’t believe in incest, try elsewhere.” His producing partner Allison Grodner says some surprises are in store: “Coming up with the best House Guests and the most surprising twists are the most challenging-yet-rewarding parts of producing ‘Big Brother.’ This summer we look forward to delivering a terrific cast and surprising new twists.” Translating this, we end up with: “Come hang out in the trailer in our parking lot and we’ll be sure to screw with your mind so severely that you’ll need years of therapy, but at least I’ll feel better about being picked on in middle school.”

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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