CMT’s Go Kinky pilot airs tonight

CMT follows Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman with a two-episode special that debuts tonight at 11 p.m. ET.

The show was originally announced as a series, and CMT even aired the first two episodes last November in the middle of the night. Had it succeeded, it would have aired as a full series in the fall. While CMT’s web site now calls the show “two half-hour specials,” and there’s been no word yet of it possibly returning, Kinky Friedman’s web site says that “the more people watch these, the better the chance that the show will get picked up and turned into a series.”

In its review, The New York Times calls the show “performance art of a high order,” while the Houston Chronicle opts for a simpler description, saying he’s “doggone entertaining.”

Go Kinky [CMT]

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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