Bravo, TV Guide poll reveals fan favorites

As part of its promotion of the upcoming Battle of the Network Reality Stars, Bravo teamed with TV Guide to poll viewers about their reality TV favorites–and not-so-favorites.

Select results from the poll:

  • The Apprentice‘s Omarosa is easily “the most-hated reality star of all time,” with 50 percent of the vote in that category.
  • On the flipside, American Idol 2‘s Clay Aiken is “the most-loved reality star of all time,” although at 35 percent, he barely edged past Idol‘s Kelly Clarkson, who received 34 percent of the vote.
  • Five years after appearing on TV, Richard Hatch is still in viewers’ minds: He won two categories, the “most likely to cheat to win” and the “reality star [that] would be your first dodgeball target.”
  • Proving that poll respondents were most likely sniffing a lot of glue as they gave their answers, an astonishing 54 percent named Newlyweds‘ Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey the “reality-star couple [you] would … trust to raise your child.” Then again, the other choices weren’t much better: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

The Best and Worst of Reality TV [TV Guide]

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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