Top Models will appear on nearly every UPN show for an entire sweeps week

Netlet UPN is taking its hit show America’s Next Top Model and complete saturating an entire week of its sweeps lineup with cast members from the show’s five seasons.

With the exception of two shows, every other hour of primetime programming on the network during the week of Nov. 7 will feature a cast member from the show. Among the appearances, according to Zap2it: “Season three’s Norelle Van Herk will pop up on ‘One on One,’ followed by Mercedes Yvette on “All of Us,” Toccara Jones on “Girlfriends” and Keenyah Hill on “Half & Half.” Season four’s Michelle Deighton will guest on “Smackdown!”

There will also be a direct connection to this season. On Top Model 5‘s Nov. 9th episode, “third-season winner Eva Pigford will drop in on the current contestants, and that week’s challenge winner will earn a guest role on the ‘Veronica Mars’ episode that follows,” Zap2it reports.

UPN Goes ‘Top Model’ Crazy in Sweeps [Zap2it]

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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