The Real World Sydney debuts tonight

For the 19th season of The Real World, MTV heads to Sydney, Australia, with a cast of seven Americans. The new season debuts at 10 p.m. ET.

While the cast will have their requisite job, MTV has stopped pretending that the show is anything but a drunken whorefest joke, excitedly exclaiming on the show’s web site, “As soon as these seven strangers move into their amazing apartment overlooking Darling Harbour, the catfights, drunken nights and hot tub hookups ensue! … Thought you’d seen it all? Wrong! The Real World: Sydney is sure to be the cattiest, most controversial, drama-filled season yet! Here’s to Australia, mates!”

Even the show’s trailer seems to intentionally emphasize the cast’s obnoxiousness, as they act entitled (“Who do you want to be right now? This guy!” says Isaac), drunk, and stupid:

The Real World Sydney [MTV]

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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