TV Land is bringing back WB’s High School Reunion

The WB is no more, nor is its reality series High School Reunion, which reunited people who used to go to high school together (even if, in some cases, they weren’t all members of the same graduating class). Its third and final season debuted two years ago this December.

Buried inside a TV Land press release from this week was a single paragraph that says the show is getting new life on the cable network. TV Land will debut a new season of the show (its fourth) next summer. There will be one-hour episodes, but it isn’t clear how many have been ordered.

The network says the show “finds former classmates and brings them back together 20 years later to pursue unresolved relationships, romance and rivalries.” The new season will be produced by Mike Fleiss and his production company, Next Entertainment.

TV Land Unveils Original Programming Slate of Pilots and Series to Air on Network Through 2007 [TV Land 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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