Dave Navarro, Brooke Burke will host CBS’ Rock Star: INXS, which will air three times a week.

Having spent time recently hanging out in front of MTV cameras for his show Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave, Dave Navarro will now spend time in front of CBS cameras, as he hosts the forthcoming Rock Star: INXS. He’ll be joined by Brooke Burke, the host of Wild On. A CBS press release also reveals that the Mark Burnett show will add “relationship-style unscripted drama” to “performance competition and a weekly contestant elimination.” The show will air three times a week, besting Idol‘s regular twice-weekly schedule. The drama will air on Mondays, with the competition following the next two nights: “Each week will feature taped reality segments focusing on the performers’ relationships and activities (Monday episodes), along with a performance competition (Tuesday) and weekly results (Wednesday).”

Rock Star CBS press release [the futon critic]

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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