MTV’s I’m From Rolling Stone, VH1’s The Surreal Life: Fame Games debut Sunday

Those who lack DVRs will have to make choices Sunday night, when VH1 and MTV kick off two new reality series at the same time NBC debuts two reality series.

At 10 p.m. ET, MTV kicks off a talent search unlike most others: I’m From Rolling Stone gives summer internships to six 20-somethings. None of them will be eliminated, reality TV-style, but one will win a position as a contributing editor for the magazine. Rolling Stone has a preview on its blog for the show.

On a less serious note, VH1 will debut The Surreal Life: Fame Games an hour earlier, at 9 p.m. It’s an all-star version of the network’s train-wreck, C-list star vehicle. The show moves to Las Vegas, where the cast members competed (production took place last March) for $100,000.

I’m From Rolling Stone [MTV]
The Surreal Life: Fame Games [VH1]

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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