Project Runway 3 ends tonight and Top Chef 2 begins

Tonight, Bravo ends the third season of its most popular series, Project Runway, and debuts the first episode of the second season of that show’s heir, Top Chef.

First, we’ll find out whether or not Jeffrey gets kicked off the series for breaking the rules, and then we’ll see whose collection earns them this season’s prizes as Project Runway 3 concludes at 10 p.m. ET. Twelve hours earlier, at 10 a.m., the entire season will be rebroadcast in a marathon. It will not, however, include the cable news network-style ticker of viewer comments that accompanied last night’s mini-marathon.

Immediately afterward, at 11:01 (yes, even Bravo is doing that annoying-ass, pointless, make-the-show-a-minute-longer, fuck-with-DVR-users thing), Top Chef 2 will debut, introducing us to the series’ new cast and new host. Although it’s moving to L.A. from San Francisco, the structure of the show will be the same, and Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will both judge again.

One addition to the series will take place online: Three minute webisodes featuring Lee Anne Wong from season one will be available starting every Thursday and will feature Lee Anne demonstrating the winning chef’s recipe from the previous night’s episode. While that sounds like a great idea, Bravo has decided to give it an unfortunate name: “Top Recipe: The Wong Way To Cook.” Oh, Bravo, you and your silly-ass puns.

Project Runway 3 and Top Chef 2 [Bravo]
BRavo Launches “Top Recipe: The Wong Way to Cook” on [Bravo 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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