Apprentice 6’s first 20 minutes are online; contest will let a viewer shadow the winner

In advance of Sunday’s return of The Apprentice 6, Donald Trump has been picking a fight with Rosie O’Donnell, saying increasingly nasty things about her. But apparently that’s not the show’s entire PR strategy.

Instead, NBC is streaming the first 20 minutes of the show on NBC.com and Yahoo, according to a press release. The actual show debuts Sunday night.

Perhaps as a way to draw viewers to its site, Yahoo says it has “the first 24 minutes of the season premiere,” although NBC.com has just the first 20 minutes of the 90-minute premiere.

Yahoo is also offering a game that “lets fans predict each week what will happen on the show,” according to TV Week. But the prize is priceless: “The winner of the game will get to shadow the show’s winner for two weeks in his or her new job at the Trump Organization.” According to the official rules, the “winner will receive a trip for the winner to the city in which the winner of The Apprentice Season 6 TV series chooses to work for the Trump Organization, hotel accommodations for two weeks, a per diem, and an additional stipend.”

NBC.com and Yahoo! Giving Viewers Sneak Peek… [NBC press release]
Yahoo to Offer ‘Apprentice’ Game [TV Week]

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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