Laguna Beach’s third season concludes tonight with a live reunion, online features

Laguna Beach‘s third season, the one with the new cast, concludes tonight at 10 p.m. ET. MTV is calling the one-hour show “a live interactive finale.”

The “live” part comes from the show’s live, in-studio reunion, which will be interactive. MTV says viewers “at home can call 888-311-4343 with their questions during the show.”

In addition, a press release says “the cast will move the viewing party online to answer fan questions and introduce an exclusive performance by Laguna Beachs very own local band Open Air Stereo who will perform live and exclusively on lagunabeach.mtv.com.” And MTV will use its online virtual game version of the show for “Chase, Kelan and the rest of the band” to hold “an exclusive virtual meet & greet.”

Viewership has declined this season, although the show’s creator says that’s to be expected with a brand-new cast.

Season Finale of “Laguna Beach” Offers Fans Comprehensive Experience on Air, Online, and in Virtual Laguna Beach [MTV 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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