ABC casting New Yorkers for “frothy” Fire Island summer reality series Summer Share

This summer, ABC will air a reality series that’s described as “The Real World meets Laguna Beach for adults,” ABC’s Andrea Wong told Variety.

Summer Share “will follow the lives and loves of a group of people who’ll spend their weekends in a summer house on New York’s Fire Island.” The six-episode series will be produced by Bunim-Murray. Wong says the show was pitched by Jon Murray, and added that ABC has wanted “to do a fun, frothy show for a while now.”

Casting is this Saturday in New York City; producers want New Yorkers who “would like to spend your weekends on the beach (and have us pick up the tab).”

ABC ‘Summer’ lovin’ [Variety]

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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