Third Laguna Beach season will follow new and old kids, and may include school footage

For the third season of Laguna Beach, expect more of the same. That is, a focus on both familiar cast members and the introduction of new surgically enhanced faces.

Executive producer Tony DiSanto tells the New York Post, “The idea is since these kids who live there go off to college, they come home occasionally so it will be similar to this [second] season in that you’ll see a lot of familiar faces coming through, but the story will focus on a whole new batch of high school juniors and seniors.”

In addition, it’s possible we could see some footage from their lives at school. Perhaps surprisingly, they do attend classes. You may recall that Janet Jackson’s breast led the local school board to deny producers permission to film at the school.

However, DiSanto says, “I would be open to discussions. After season one we decided to stay out of the school so as not to disrupt education and classes. Maybe now there is an opportunity to get into the school for a couple of key events, a sporting event would be great.”

Laguna’s Next Gen [New York Post]

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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