Real Housewives Tammy’s ex-husband Lou dies

A cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Louis L. Knickerbocker, “died Tuesday morning after a heart attack, said friend and show creator Scott Dunlop,” the Orange County Register reports.

He was Tammy Knickerbocker‘s ex-husband, and since their divorce and bankruptcy, he “started his life over at age 62, building a real estate company, a mortgage company and a 50 percent share in another real estate company. He also rebuilt his personal life and remarried,” according to the paper.

USA TODAY’s Whitney Matheson notes that he “may be best remembered on the show as the man behind the perky, peppy ‘OC Angels,” and links to “behind-the-scenes footage featuring Lou, his Angels and the rest of the Housewives cast.”

Reality show husband dies at 67 [Orange County Register]
A ‘Real Housewives’ loss [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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