The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll will air on The CW

The CW will air a new series called The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll sometime this season. The winner of the talent search will join the Pussycat Dolls.

The show will “recruit young women from different backgrounds, putting the finalists through various challenges as they compete to prove their ‘Doll’-worthiness,” Variety says. “Certain performance elements will be broadcast live,” moving the show into Idol territory.

Robin Antin, sister of Blow Out star Jonathan Antin and creator of the Pussycat Dolls, will star in the show, and is also an executive producer along with McG and Top Model executive producer Ken Mok. One episode of her brother’s Bravo series focused largely on Jonathan helping Robin judge potential Dolls.

McG says this won’t entirely focus on the talent search portion of the show. “I’m most interested in the personal drama, about the (candidates) leaving their relationships or trust issues with their parents. It’s about all the real-life stuff that lies within,” he told Variety.

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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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