Surreal Life 6 cast includes Sherman Hemsley, Alexis Arquette, and Florence Henderson (sort of)

Sherman Hemsley and Alexis Arquette headline the cast of The Surreal Life 6, which is really scraping the bottom of the C-list barrel. Poison guitarist C.C. Deville and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell will also join the cast, along with Playboy TV’s Andrea Lowell and Tawny Kitaen.

Who? Seriously, who are these people?

The biggest name belongs to Florence Henderson, aka Mrs. Brady, but she’s apparently not signing up for the full experience. Instead, she “joins the show as the cast’s full time and on-call therapist/advisor,” according to a press release. They’ll also vote to add “an extra cast member from a pool of reality hunks,” who will perhaps be the most immediately recognizable cast member.

The new series debuts in January.

VH1 Announces Excitingly Eclectic Cast For The Brand New Season Of ‘The Surreal Life’ [VH1 press release]
Surreal Life 6 cast pictures [VH1]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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