Bravo plans Money Shot series, a competition between (paparazzi?) photographers

Bravo is continuing its streak of competitions between creative professionals with a new show called Money Shot. Although its title makes it sound like an April Fool’s Day joke and a series about porn stars, it is instead a competition between photographers, and perhaps celebrity photographers or paparazzi, if there’s a difference.

“Aspiring photographers” will be “[j]udged by a panel of industry legends that make their living shooting, buying or posing on film” and “compete for a cash prize and an opportunity to have their work featured in PEOPLE magazine,” according to Bravo.

The brief press release mentions “unforgettable images [that] help sell millions of magazines and turn celebrities into icons,” so it sounds like the competing photographers will be more like paparazzi, not artistic or nature photographers.

The show is in development, and Bravo says 25/7 productions, which also produces NBC’s The Biggest Loser, “will produce the pilot.”

Bravo Gets the “Money Shot” [Bravo 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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