MTV’s Living Lahaina debuts tonight; cast member says “there’s no making out”

Tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET, MTV debuts the second of its two new Hawaii-set shows. Living Lahaina follows five surf instructors who live in a house together and work for the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy’s owner.

That man, Kimo Kinimaka, tells the Hawaii Star-Bulletin that “There’s no making out at all. They’re not 18 or 19. They’re a bunch of surf instructors who do what they want when they want. The reason they’re still here is because they’ve taken surf instruction to another level. I tell them, ‘All you have to do is make this part of their trip the best part of their trip.'”

Kimo also makes fun of the other Hawaii reality series, Maui Fever, which fizzled. He says viewers should watch his show “[b]ecause it’s not ‘Maui Fever’! It’s funny and entertaining, and it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat, and it just shows how great a life you can have as a surf instructor.”

Living Lahaina [MTV]
MTV surf teachers treat ‘Lahaina’ tourists right [Hawaii Star-Bulletin]

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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