Top Model renewed for seventh, eighth seasons; sixth season starts with retrospective

America’s Next Top Model will return for a seventh and eighth cycle, UPN announced yesterday. The show’s sixth season will debut in March.

One week before that March 8 premiere of Top Model 6, UPN will air “Where the Girls Are,” a one-hour special that “gives viewers an inside glimpse at the exciting lives of the models from all previous cycles who have parlayed their experience on the hit series into success,” according to a UPN press release.

Those featured will include “Top Model 5 winner Nicole Linkletter, Top Model 3 winner Eva Pigford, Top Model 2 winner Yoanna House, and Camille McDonald, who finished fifth during Yoanna’s season,” Reality TV World reports.

UPN Announced February Sweep Events [UPN press release]
UPN’s ‘America’s Next Top Model 6′ to premiere March 8 [Reality TV World]

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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