Laguna Beach concludes with tears but not much else; season three features LC’s sister

Not that a whole lot happens during a normal episode of Laguna Beach, but last night’s second season finale was basically just a 22-minute excuse to cry.

After the finale, from the TRL studios, Damien said, “That was truly incredible right there, an episode filled with so much drama, so many tears…” The drama part, not so much, but definitely tears. The cast members reminisced, hugged, cried, and drove away, again and again, as we said goodbye to many of them.

After the episode, there was a preview of season three, which is billed as “a new generation of drama.” That new generation is led by LC’s sister and includes a bunch of new people, some of whom look frighteningly overbleached or overmuscled. We also saw a preview of The Hills, the new spin-off series featuring Lauren, which will debut next spring. It included a cameo by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who’s clearly angling to be the next Atoosa Rubenstein.

Both previews are online at

Laguna Beach [MTV]

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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