Who Wants to be a Superhero will return next summer

SciFi’s quasi-reality series Who Wants to be a Superhero? has been renewed by the network. A SciFi VP said the series “garnered great reviews, attracted a record-breaking number of younger viewers to the channel and held its own against some very stiff competition on Thursday nights.”

The show “has been expanded from six to 10 one-hour episodes for its second season, which is set to air on Sci Fi in the summer,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Host and executive producer Stan “Lee said the extra episodes will allow producers to add to whatever ‘zany idea’ or ‘outrageous gimmick’ they come up with.

That’s also plenty of time to find some out-of-work actors to act like everyday people who want to be superheros, and to script every single word Stan Lee will say all season.

Sci Fi orders more “Superhero” episodes [The Hollywood Reporter]

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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