Marie Osmond stays on Dancing with the Stars

Marie Osmond will not leave Dancing with the Stars 5 following the death of her father yesterday.

She “will continue to compete on the top-rated dance competition, ABC publicist Aime Wolfe said Wednesday,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Reports said she might not return. Marie “skipped Tuesday’s live broadcast of ‘Dancing’ to be in Utah with her family,” the paper says. As she “will also appear with family members … on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show Friday,” she’ll presumably return to the ABC series next Monday.

A nearly identical sequence of events took place earlier this season, when Jane Seymour’s mother died and she missed a Tuesday results show, but then returned the following week.

Osmond to keep ‘Dancing’ after dad’s death [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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