Simple Life 6 starts production next month as Paris and Nicole work as camp counselors

The Simple Life 6 will start production next month, at least two years after everyone stopped caring. The series will resolve its “bullshit” fifth-season finale and reunite Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, who will work as camp counselors. And of course, by work, I mean, pretend to do allegedly funny things.

Executive producer Jon Murray told the AP, “The thing the viewers love is the two girls together.” While they’re contractually obligated to do the series, he decided to have them stranded on a “deserted island with a bunch of survivalists.” Earlier this year, E!’s president said he would force the girls to interact because keeping them separate wouldn’t work twice.

That threat was enough, Murray says, to reunite the estranged women. “They reached out to each other in universal disdain for the island concept, and rekindled their friendship,” he said.

Production begins next month at an unnamed camp, and the series will air in the spring on its new home, E!, probably about the same time the kids at the camp will begin therapy.

Paris and Nicole make up for ‘Simple Life’ fans [AP]

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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