Laguna Beach renewed for third season; spin-off 8th & Ocean will debut early next year

Nor surprisingly, MTV’s most popular Monday night show has been renewed for a third season. Laguna Beach will return next year, but there’s no word when exactly it’ll return or who will be featured on the show. Because, like, aren’t many of them graduating?

MTV also officially revealed a rough debut date for its previously announced Laguna Beach spin-off, 8th & Ocean, which will kick off early next year. That show will be set in Miami Beach and will be shot like its sibling series, but will follow vapid, empty models instead of vapid, empty rich teenagers. Those 10 models, both men and women, will “live in a South Beach apartment complex,” Zap2it.com reports.

Tony DiSanto, the series’ executive producer, says, “Our goal with ‘8th & Ocean’ is to pull back the curtains on this seemingly glamorous business and present the real life drama of this dynamic group of young models. We are going for a unique cinematic style with a narrative which will allow the viewers to feel as though they are there, eavesdropping on the lives of these up-and-coming models.”

‘Laguna Beach’ Team Goes Bicoastal [Zap2it.com]

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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