Olympic hockey player voted on to Apprentice 6 by viewers

Viewers voted online to select an Olympian as a candidate on The Apprentice 6, and the results are in. Angela Ruggiero will be a member of the cast.

She is a “1998 gold medalist and three-time U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Olympian and Harvard Graduate,” according to an NBC press release. She was also “the first female non-goaltender to play significant minutes in a U.S. men’s professional hockey game.” In a bland statement, Angela said, “It’s an honor to have been selected by America. I’ll definitely be bringing my Olympic spirit and competitive edge to the game.”

Trump, however, used some of his zany humor in his comment. He said, “We’ll see if Angela can ice the competition as we take the boardroom to the West Coast.” Hi-ho!

Viewers Chose Three-Time U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Olympian and Harvard Graduate Angela Ruggiero in NBC’s “Apprentice” Online Casting Competition [NBC press release]

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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