Ty Pennington’s new magazine has “Tytinis” recipes, wine rack instructions

On May 15, 650,000 copies of Ty Pennington at Home, a new magazine, will go on sale. But Mediaweek calls Hachette Filipacchi Media’s announcement of the publication a case of “bad timing” and says it is “awkward for Hachette and Pennington.”

That’s because Ty was arrested and later apologized for driving under the influence last weekend, and some of the magazine’s content is alcohol-themed.

Specifically, “[a] Thai-themed menu includes a recipe for ‘Tytinis’ and encourages readers to ‘Thai one on.’ A DIY column shows readers how to build their own wine rack,” according to Mediaweek.

The magazine is a special issue, but “Hachette hopes to publish the magazine quarterly next year.”

Hachette ‘Tys’ One on With Pennington [Mediaweek]

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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