PBS will air The Wine Makers, giving the winner his or her own wine label

PBS is planning a competitive reality series based upon wine. The six-episode series, The Wine Makers, “will follow five people from diverse backgrounds as they learn the wine business” and “compete for a chance to launch their own wine label,” the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports.

The series will go into production late this year and air next spring. It’s produced by Doc City Productions, which will cast participants “from an application process that includes write-in essays and open casting calls at supermarkets and specialty stores such as Sur La Table, Fresh Fields, Best Cellars and Total Wines. There will also be online casting calls with Wine.com and print ads in Bon Appetit, Gourmet and Conde Nast Traveler magazines,” the paper reports.

County wines focus of reality TV [San Luis Obispo Tribune]

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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