Dancing with the Stars 2 celebrities include George Hamilton, Jerry Rice, Tatum O’Neal

The 10 celebrities who will ballroom dance their way to fame by way of embarassment on Dancing with the Stars 2 have been announced by ABC. The new group does not, surprisingly enough, include any blockbuster A-listers. The celebs and their partners, who will start dancing Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET, are:

  • Wide receiver Jerry Rice, who will dance with Anna Trebunskaya.
  • Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal, who will dance with Nick Kosovich.
  • George Hamilton, he of the stunning tan, who will dance with returner Edyta Sliwinska.
  • WWE star Stacy Kiebler, who will dance with Tony Dovolani.
  • Journalist Giselle Fernandez, who dances with returner Jonathan Roberts
  • Hip-hop artist Romeo, who will dance with returner Ashly Delgrosso.
  • Actor Tia Carrere, who AOL’s new extraordinarily journalistic site TMZ.com says is “known for her stunning beauty,” who will dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
  • ESPN’s Kenny Mayne, who will dance with Andrea Hale.
  • Drew Lachey, former brother-in-law of Jessica Simpson, who will dance with Cheryl Burke.
  • Soapnet’s Lisa Rinna, who will dance with returner Louis Van Amstel.
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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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