Battle of the Network Reality Stars ends tonight, followed by Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion

After the crap, literally, that went down between past reality cast members on Kill Reality, Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars never had a chance. Add in the exceptionally lame challenges that were trumped years ago by Fear Factor, and production design that consists solely of colorful flags and things painted in bright colors, and the show was almost destined to fall on its face.

In any case, the show concludes tonight at 9 p.m. ET–opposite the debut of Lost, which should really help its numbers.

Afterwards, we’ll have more fun with Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion, hosted by Kathy Griffin (who else?). The show airs at 10 p.m. ET, and with 52 reality cast members showing up to snipe at each other and answer Kathy’s questions, it should be a good time, particularly if Kathy Griffin calls them on their b.s. It should also be fun to watch them try to fight for camera time, since there’s no way they can all talk in an hour.

Battle of the Network Reality Stars and Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion [Bravo]

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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