LOGO’s first reality series debuts tonight

LOGO, MTV Networks’ new gay and lesbian-themed cable channel, debuted on Friday, and tonight the network kicks off its first reality series at 10 p.m. ET. First Comes Love follows gay couples who plan and hold a wedding in just two weeks. Hosted by Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson, the series is an import from Canada.

Tonight’s episode focuses on a lesbian couple: “Debbie and Nikki met five years ago but it’s time to make the match official. Face the triumphs and hardships of joining two families together.”

The title for the series was initially My Fabulous Gay Wedding, but apparently that was too gay even for LOGO. Earlier, the AP reported that a network spokesperson said “[t]he title wasn’t changed to sidestep controversy, but rather to better reflect a show about relationships.”

First Comes Love [Logo]

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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