Style Network buys old Extreme Makeover shows, airs marathon today

The Style Network has acquired the rights to Extreme Makeover, the Ty Pennington version’s precursor that featured makeover of people’s faces and bodies, not their houses. The show kicked off the self-makeover revolution that led to shows such as The Swan.

The cable channel “bought rerun rights to 55 hours of the ABC reality series,” Variety reports. Style will air an episode “every weekday evening at 7.”

The network is also airing a six-episode marathon of episodes starting today at noon, because there’s nothing more American and 4th of Julyish than people who are unhappy with their noses getting surgery to find the happiness they so desperately want.

‘Makeover’ going in Style [Variety]
Extreme Makeover [Style Network]

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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