Jillian will return for The Biggest Loser 4

Trainer Jillian Michaels will be part of The Biggest Loser 4 this fall. She inexplicably left the show or was fired last season, but she did appear on the Australian versions.

Jillian has “new role on the show [that] has been kept a secret,” Variety reports, and has no word about trainer Kim Lyons, who replaced Jillian last season. However, on her blog, Jillian says she will be a trainer:

YES — it’s true! I am returning to NBC’s The Biggest Loser this summer. It’s been a long time in the works, but now I can FINALLY let out the secret.

I gotta tell you — I’m super excited. My team is FABulous, and I know you will adore them just as much as I do. They are working their asses off (literally), and I’ll be sharing bits of their journey here in my blog as we continue to shoot.

The fourth season will debut Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET, while the previous week NBC will air a “Where Are They Now” special. Executive producer Ben Silverman tells Variety that the special “is an innovative way to re-introduce an audience favorite and answer the question everyone asks — ‘Did they keep the weight off?'”

NBC serves up ‘Loser’ special [Variety]
BIG NEWS: I’m Back on The Biggest Loser! [Jillian Michaels]

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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