Martha’s daughter, chairman of the board will serve as her advisors

Yes, yes: By now the whole world knows that Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis Stewart will fill the Carolyn role on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Never has nepotism been such news.

Filling the role of crotchety old white guy will be Charles Koppelman, who’s Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s chairman of the board.

Of her “eyes and ears” (read: people who actually have to deal with the contestants on a regular basis), Martha says, “No one knows me better than Alexis and she understands my way of conducting business and dealing with people. Charles brings the expertise of a legendary entrepreneur to the conference room each week.”

The show kicks off a month from tonight, on Sept. 21.

Martha’s daughter to help out on ‘Apprentice’ [AP]

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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