Surreal Life 5, Hogan Knows Best, Celebrity Fit Club 2 debut Sunday

VH1 kicks off three new “celebreality” shows on Sunday night, providing plenty of celebrity drama to shoot up with, so you can be on a celebrehigh all next week.

First up is The Surreal Life 5 at 9 p.m. The cast features Jose Canseco, Bronson Pinchot, Pepa of Salt-n-Pepa, The Apprentice‘s Omarosa, and Top Model‘s Janice Dickinson.
Rumor has it that Omarosa and Janice will be at each other’s throats immediately.

After the conflict starts, Hulk Hogan takes over at 10 p.m. It follows Hulk, who is apparently just “a very traditional suburban dad who just so happens to live on a 20,000-square-foot estate in Clearwater, Florida.” He has two teenage kids and, along with his wife, is “more committed than ever to protecting them from sex, drugs, and the other evils of modern life.” Such as becoming a washed up celebrity reality TV star.

At 10:30 p.m., fat celebs try to slim down on Celebrity Fit Club 2. The C-list celebs that will be whipped into shape are Gary Busey, Jackee Harry, Willie Aames, Tocarra Jones, Phil Margera, Jani Lane, Victoria Jackson, and Wendy Kaufman.

The Surreal Life 5, Hogan Knows Best, Celebrity Fit Club 2 [VH1]

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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