UK Big Brother starts without Culkin, Rivers, Smith

The fourth edition of the UK’s celebrity Big Brother started Thursday night with only one of the four American celebrities rumored to be participating.

Dennis Rodman is in the house, along with Baywatch’s Tracy Bingham, and a bunch of British people I don’t recognize (Faria Alam, Michael Barrymore, Pete Burns, George Galloway, Rula Lenska, Jodie Marsh, Maggot, and Samuel Preston). According to the BBC, there’s also “a twist”: “an unknown, Chantelle, who must convince the others she is famous.”

Even though Macaulay Culkin, Joan Rivers, and Anna Nicole Smith were not selected to participate, we can only hope that the producers of The Surreal Life will one day cast them along with Dennis Rodman.

Galloway joins Big Brother house [BBC News]

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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