Apprentice renewed for a seventh season

Production on The Apprentice 6 has not yet begun in LA, but NBC has renewed the show already for a seventh season.

Donald Trump told Variety, “NBC called me and said they are picking up No. 7. We may do it in Las Vegas or Miami … We’ll make that decision in the next two months.” Most likely,
The Apprentice 7 “wouldn’t air until 2008,” according to Variety, as NBC has already shifted the sixth season’s debut to January, thus moving the show to a once-a-year schedule.

Variety couldn’t get NBC to confirm or deny the pick-up, but notes that “[r]atings … fell significantly during the most recent season, though the skein remains one of NBC’s top-rated shows, particularly among upscale auds.” Trump, however, continues to blame Martha Stewart for the show’s woes, rather than, like, the tired rut that the series has fallen into.

‘Apprentice’ returning [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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