The Apprentice is moving to Mondays

With The Office and My Name is Early occupying The Apprentice‘s former time slot on Thursday evenings and performing well there, Donald Trump’s series has no choice but to move. And move it will: For its fifth season, the series is heading to Mondays.

When The Apprentice 5 debuts on Feb. 27, it will air at 9 p.m. ET on Monday evenings. There, it will be paired with Deal or No Deal, which NBC apparently plans to air at least weekly, although not yet quite as frequently as ABC’s Who Wants to be Annoyed at How Often We Air This Show.

NBC’s Kevin “Reilly said he hoped the match between ‘Deal or No Deal’ and ‘The Apprentice’ would reinvigorate ‘The Apprentice’ starring Donald Trump,” The New York Times reports.

NBC Ending ‘West Wing’ and ‘Will & Grace’ [New York Times]

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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