Trista is pregnant with the first Bachelor baby

Bachelorette star Trista Rehn is pregnant, and was helped in the process by Ryan Sutter, her husband and the man she met on the show. The series barely produces lasting relationships, so unless I’m missing a secret pregnancy, this marks a notable occasion: the franchise’s first spawn.

“We are so happy after two years of trying,” Trista told People. And Ryan said, “I am happy to be able to finally be a dad.”

Considering that Trista and Ryan’s wedding was watched by more people than watched Princess Diana marry Prince Charles, the fetus’ presence opens up a number of possibilities for ABC, which needs to milk its reality successes as much as it can.

Maybe Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew can remodel Trista and Ryan’s house to add a nursery. Then, ABC can offer the couple another $1 million to air the birth. Later, Supernanny can pay a visit to politely tell them what shitty parents they’ve become, and when they need money to pay for private school or college, or just a vacation from one another, they can go on Wife Swap.

Trista and Ryan Sutter Expecting First Child [People]

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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