Fresh Meat Challenge cast revealed

MTV’s next Challenge is bringing in some fresh meat, literally. Perhaps because the powers that be realize we’ll stab ourselves in the neck with our remotes if we have to sit through another season with Coral, Derrick, and the same group of cast members who’ve populated the series for the past few years.

Alas, while the Fresh Meat season will include 12 viewers plucked off their couches, it also features 12 former cast members. I guess they had to keep them around or it really wouldn’t be a Real World/Road Rules Challenge.

Those returning are Coral, Danny, Darrell, Derrick, Johanna, Katie, Melinda, Shane, Theo, Tina, Tonya, and Wes. (And for the record, Wes was not devoured by a rabid kangaroo.)

But perhaps the best casting news of all is that producers once again offered TJ Lavin the job, so we’re in for another season of his incoherent annoyance at the childish behavior of the cast.

Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat [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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