The Real World Key West debuts tonight

Just under nine months ago, MTV basically denied my report that The Real World was heading to Key West. Tonight, The Real World Key West. Somehow, “I told you so, secretive bastards” just doesn’t seem to cover it.

The show debuts at 10 p.m. ET with an hour-long premiere. Next week, the show will be followed by the debut of 8th & Ocean. During production, the show faced three hurricanes and an irate neighbor, but that didn’t stop them from opening a tanning salon.

As to the cast, Tyler tells the Boston Herald that this season “isn’t Austin.’. . . We had a lot of politically charged discussions. We’re a very intelligent group. It’s not just boozing and sex this season.” And there go the ratings.

The Real World Key West [MTV]

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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