Martha Stewart will produce a women-focused home improvement reality show

Not content with just two television shows, Martha Stewart will produce a home improvement reality show that sounds like a combination of Starting Over and Trading Spaces.

The series “is about a group of women who learn trades and help renovate the 125-year-old house,” and those women “are coming off welfare programs, recovering from bankruptcy or getting out of drug rehabilitation,” according to the AP. Like Starting Over, they’ll have mentors.

In a statement, Martha said, “Our new home improvement series will inspire and inform, while mentoring and teaching valuable life skills, from repairing brickwork, laying flooring, painting rooms and installing a functional and lovely kitchen.”

Martha Stewart Omnimedia purchased a $700,000 house in Norwalk, Conn., to use for the series. The series does not yet have a network or a name.

Martha Stewart working on a third TV show [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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