BET airing One Night Only, a series following drama students in post-Katrina New Orleans

BET’s new reality series One Night Only debuted this week, and repeats Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. ET, and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., with new episodes airing at 7:30 on Tuesdays.

The six-episode series “follows a group of high school kids and their drama teacher in New Orleans as they race to mount the Dreamgirls play” while “rebuilding their homes, school, and community” after Hurricane Katrina, according to the network.

The show will include appearances by Jennifer Hudson, who won a Golden Globe for her appearance in the film version of Dreamgirls, and Blair Underwood, among others.

One Night Only [BET]
BET Premieres New Original Series ‘One Night Only’… [BET 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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