Top Chef concludes tonight

Bravo’s Top Chef concludes tonight at 10 p.m. ET with the second of its two-part finale. Last week, crybaby caterer Dave was eliminated, leaving frequently-annoyed hottie Harold and regretfully bitchy Tiffani to battle it out.

One will win “$100,000 in seed money to help encourage their culinary career, be featured in Food & Wine magazine, [and] appear at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June 2006,” according to Bravo. Whoever wins, let’s just hope that Katie Lee Joel steps aside and allows Tom Colicchio to announce the winner, because otherwise Harold and Tiffani might slip into comas when she starts to talk. (Her hosting is so bad that Julie Chen’s talents shine next to her.)

Before the finale, Bravo will reair the entire season starting today at noon. Before that, at 11 a.m., the network reairs the reunion, which followed the Project Runway reunion model of getting the cast completely hammered before turning the cameras on.

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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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