E! debuts Kill Reality tonight

Think Project Greenlight plus The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, divided by Paradise Hotel, and you’ll understand what E!’s new reality show is all about.

Debuting tonight at 10 p.m. ET, Kill Reality is a series that follows the making of an original E! film that stars 12 former reality show cast members. The cast will live in a house together as they produce “The Scorned,” a horror movie that is about “a group of hot twentysomething couples who shack up together in a creepy abandoned beach house where some steamy–but also very strange–stuff is goin’ down.”

Survivor‘s Rob Cesternino tells us that the premiere episode includes some soon-to-be-classic moments, such as “some vintage Toni Ferrari moments as she decides to rewrite the script to give herself a better part.” He also says that “another reality star makes a suicide attempt.”

The New York Times says the show “is far too invested in the recording of self-destruction to be all that much fun.” But The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan says the show is “tremendously trashy and loads of fun.”

Kill Reality [E!]

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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