Aaron and Nick Carter get their own E! show because Nick wanted to bring his siblings together

E! has signed Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and his brother Aaron for a new reality show. The Carters will also feature Aaron and Nick’s three sisters, but let’s be honest: it’s those two trainwrecks that’ll keep people tuning in. From Nick beating up Paris Hilton to Nick hitting his brother, there should be plenty of drama.

The series will be eight half-hour episodes, and watches as the five siblings “live together, work and plan their futures. For the past decade, the siblings have been living disparate lives, and Nick Carter now wants to bring them back together,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

E! president Ted Harbert doesn’t do much for our expectations, calling the series “a touching dramatic story,” although he does add that “there’s real conflict because it’s a family of five with a lot of things to work out.”

Carter reality series part of new E! slate [Hollywood Reporter]

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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