Dancing with the Stars 4 debuts tonight

ABC kicks off a fourth season of its dancing quasi-celebrities show Dancing with the Stars tonight at 8 p.m. ET, with its ridiculously padded results shows airing Tuesdays at 9.

USA TODAY says the “competition’s biggest attraction ever” might be Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s one-legged ex. She’s already making fun of herself in ads for the show, when she says, “”My main concerns are keeping my leg on.”

The paper argues that “[m]any viewers probably will tune in to see Heather Mills — vilified in the worldwide press over her nasty divorce from beloved ex-Beatle Paul McCartney — try to burnish a gold-digging image. Others will be driven by morbid curiosity.”

But others may tune in to watch the epic showdown between Cliff Claven face off against ‘NSyncer Joey Fatone.

Dancing with the Stars [ABC]
Heather Mills adds a spark to ‘Stars’ [USA TODAY]

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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