MTV’s 8th & Ocean will be shot like Laguna Beach

An MTV exec previously doubted that MTV would use Laguna Beach‘s style in another reality show, but because MTV is best at copying itself, that’s exactly what they’re doing with an upcoming show. The New York Post reports that the previously announced series 8th & Ocean will “use the same multiple-camera style and editing techniques that make ‘Laguna’ look more like a scripted drama than a reality show.”

8th & Ocean will follow fashion models who are working in Miami Beach. The Post reports that “[n]o date has been set for the series’ debut, and MTV officials cited the network’s policy of not commenting on shows that are still in development.”

Expect an investigation by Gawker about 8th & Ocean in a year or so.

Follow-Up To ‘Laguna’ In Works [The New York Post]

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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