CBS will air Jackson family-judged Pop Dynasty, a search for talented families

The Jackson Family wanted their own reality series, and now they have one, sort of. Jermaine, Tito, and LaToya will judge CBS’ talent search Pop Dynasty, which is like American Idol for families.

The show is “designed to find a new superstar crooner clan,” Variety reports, and “is expected to include the standard performance elements” and “focus a bit on the personal aspects of the families, exploring how they interact as a group.”

CBS “will produce at least eight episodes of the project,” Variety says, and “[was] attracted to the show because of its unique twist on the singing competish, as well as the presence of three members of the iconic Jackson crew.”

While Jermaine Jackson is producing the show, and Tito and LaToya will serve as judges, Michael and Janet Jackson are not involved with the series.

Jacksons, CBS team for ‘Dynasty’ [Variety]

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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