Martha’s Apprentice won’t be renewed

The most unsurprising non-news of the day is that The Apprentice: Martha Stewart won’t be renewed. The show has not been cancelled, as it will finish its first-season run and concludes with a live two-hour finale four days before Christmas, on Dec. 21.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Sources said that NBC has passed on ordering another round of episodes.” But “[a] spokesman for NBC stressed Sunday that the show always had been scheduled to run for only one cycle,” the paper reports.

Since its debut, Martha’s version “has pulled in an average of 6.8 million viewers.”

Stewart’s ‘Apprentice’ fired [Hollywood Reporter]

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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