Ryan Seacrest, Bunim-Murray will produce Kim Kardashian’s E! “comedic reality series”

Paris Hilton’s friend Kim Kardashian will star in a new “comedic reality series” for E!, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The as-yet-untitled series will be produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim-Murray, the company responsible for E!’s now-cancelled Simple Life.

The new “series also will star Kardashian’s ‘Brady Bunch’-style family,” including her sister, Kourtney, who previously appeared on Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. There’s no word about whether the “comedic” part of the “comedic reality series” description means the new series, which debuts this fall, will be as fake as The Simple Life.

Ryan Seacrest said, “At the heart of this series — despite the cat fights and endless sarcasm — is a family that truly loves and supports one another. The familiar dynamics of this family make them one Hollywood bunch that is sure to entertain.” And Jon Murray said, “We’re honored that E! and Ryan Seacrest chose Bunim-Murray Prods. to help fully realize the potential for this truly inspired series idea. We had a blast working with E! on ‘The Simple Life,’ and with Ryan’s company added to the mix, it will be even more exciting.”

New socialite drops in for E! series [Hollywood Reporter]

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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