ABC Family’s Kicked Out debuts tonight

ABC Family brings family values to reality television tonight when it debuts Kicked Out, a series that finds parents kicking their slacker kids in the asses and out of their house. These are evidently people who weren’t able to find careers and lives as Real World cast members.

First, the 20-something kid’s bedroom will be secretly converted into a family room or spare bedroom. They’ll find their belongings packed and room gone, and be surprised to learn that they’re no longer welcome and have to now live on their own and find a job.

And it is a surprise: “One of the biggest elements of our show is the surprise element: These kids do not know that they are going to be kicked out of their house,” the show’s coexecutive producer, James Flint, tells TV Guide Online.

Kicked Out [ABC Family]

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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