Martha’s stylist says her Apprentice gets “comfortable” starting tonight

NBC executives can relax: Martha Stewart’s hair stylist and make-up artist suggests that The Apprentice: Martha Stewart gets good starting tonight.

The author of Being Martha, Lloyd Allen, talked to Eva Scrivo. He writes, “At the time of our get together Eva informed me that it took Martha 4 episodes to get comfortable and into the swing of things. This was 2 months before the show began airing. So if her prediction is right we should see a turnaround in her performance.”

An NBC press release, which contains some spoilers, seems to confirm this. Martha goes all Phantom of the Opera on the contestants and tells them, “You don’t want to see me lose my patience.” She adds, “Don’t make me cut you, bitches.”

The Apprentice: Martha eeks out increased ratings [Sequilogy]
“Suite” Dreams Greet Candidates… [NBC press release]

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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