Barry Bonds gets an ESPN reality show; Sarah Ferguson asked to host

ESPN2 will air a series that focuses on Barry Bonds’ “pursuit of Hank Aaron’s career home run record,” according to the AP. The show will also be “a weekly behind-the-scenes look at Bonds and the San Francisco Giants.” It will be the next season of ESPN’s series The Season.

Besides “two to three cameras filming Bonds most of the season,” Bonds on Bonds “will also include archival footage and game highlights.” But the team’s manager, Felipe Alou, said “I don’t believe it will affect this veteran team. The main guy is Barry and if he does his thing with the bat and is not affected by it, I don’t think we’ll be.” The show debuts April 4 on ESPN2.

Meanwhile, Channel 4 has asked Sarah Ferguson “to host a reality diet show which would see her move into the homes of overweight families,” the Mirror reports. An insider tells the paper that the Duchess of York “is very excited about this TV project and she’s keen to do it. She is looking brilliant at the moment. She’s lost so much weight in the past and would love to help other families hoping to shed the pounds.” However, they’re still “only at the talks stage” right now.

Bonds show on ESPN becomes a reality [AP]
Exclusive Fergie lined up to host reality TV diet show [Mirror]

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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