UPN pulls Kristin Cavallari’s low-rated Get This Party Started

You can take the woman out of Laguna Beach and put her into a new reality series, but you can’t put the Laguna Beach magic into the woman’s crappy new show.

The Kristin Cavallari-hosted UPN series Get This Party Started has been pulled from the schedule after just two episodes. The Futon Critic notes that UPN “quietly pulled” the series after its Tuesday episode “drew an embarrassingly low 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.” Last week’s debut episode had similarly sucky ratings. The episode’s ratings were “down 63 percent from UPN’s season performance in the Tuesday at 9 p.m. time slot.”

Incidentally, Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, and the last day the series aired, was Kristin’s birthday, but her fans abandoned her and probably made her have a horrible birthday and Valentine’s Day. Hope you’re happy, Laguna Beach fans, you heartless bastards.

UPN Stops Its ‘Party’ After Two Weeks [The Futon Critic]
UPN Reality Show Featuring ‘Laguna Beach’ Star Fails To Get Party Started [MediaPost]

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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