VH1 orders My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding, renews Hogan Knows Best

VH1 has ordered a new reality series “following couples who are planning over-the-top, lavish weddings,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Those weddings featured on My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding will cost more than $500,000.

Producer Kimberly Belcher Cowin says the show is “basically following couples planning big, over-the-top weddings who are spending insane amounts of money on flowers or bringing in big-name bands to their wedding. (It’ll show) the drama that goes into planning a wedding along with the concept of big money — the people in that top tier who are planning these crazy bashes and spending jaw-dropping amounts of money.” In other words, it’ll be a lot of fun to hate these people.

VH1 has also renewed Hogan Knows Best for a third season, and greenlit “an unscripted series featuring top Houston rapper Paul Wall,” according to the paper.

VH1 ties up pair of projects from Pink Sneakers [The 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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