VH1 shot a pilot for America The Ugly with The Agency’s Becky

VH1 has produced a pilot episode for a new reality series called America the Ugly.

The series is “said to be inspired, in a roundabout way, by ABC’s hit” Ugly Betty, Radar reports. Its “premise: What happens when unattractive women are thrown into the high-glam environment of the fashion and modeling industries?”

The show’s cast includes Becky Southwick, who was part of The Agency‘s cast before she was fired/left for another agency. She basically thought every potential model was ugly, and let them know in her own Gordon Ramsay-ish way, so perhaps she’ll be berating women–or perhaps she’s one of the unnatractive woman, because let’s be honest, she’d reject herself immediately.

Becky tells Radar that a pilot was produced, but she knows nothing beyond that. “I’m not even confirmed for it, anyway, so I don’t know what’s happening with it. I’ve got other things of my own going on,” she said.

VH1 Preps Show About Ugly Chicks [Radar]

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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