Martha’s Apprentice concludes tonight

NBC executives can relax after tonight, when the ratings dud that was The Apprentice: Martha Stewart concludes with a one-hour finale at 9 p.m. ET. Martha will select either Dawna or Bethenny as her apprentice, although she’s not thrilled with any of the candidates.

Speaking of asshat candidates, Jim talks to TV Guide, and naturally reveals himself to be so camera-aware it shames most of the Real World kids. He says things that remind us why we hate him and his fakeness so much, such as, “I know that jumping up on the kitchen counter in my bare feet pounding my chest like a gorilla is probably going to make it on television.” Yes, and it made it on TV; you must be very proud. I could continue to quote from the interview, but I’m going to stop making fun of him now, because, naturally, it just fuels his ego. “My wife’s like, ‘It’s so awful!’ and I’m like, ‘No, no, no, I love it!'”

The Apprentice: Martha Stewart [Yahoo!]

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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