The Bachelor 9 debuts tonight

The reality series that just will not die returns tonight for a ninth season when ABC debuts The Bachelor: Rome. The two-hour premiere starts at 9 p.m. ET, and yes, that twit Chris Harrison returns as host.

After a desperate search, ABC found 25 women to court Prince Lorenzo Borghese, whose relatives include a Pope and who sells “a high-end bath, body and skin care line for pets.”

Having filmed last year in Paris, the show planned to film in Hawaii, but moved to Rome after landing itself the prince, although he went to Rollins College in Florida and Fordham University in New York, and lived in Connecticut.

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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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