Jane Seymour’s out; Marie Osmond may not return after her dad’s death

For the second time this season, a Dancing with the Stars 5‘s contestant’s parent has died. Marie Osmond’s father died Tuesday morning, and as a result, she did not appear on the live results show last night.

In addition, “it was not clear whether Osmond would return to the competition if she is not voted off Tuesday, although ABC was hoping that she would,” Broadcasting & Cable reports, citing “a show source.”

Her father, George Osmond, was 90. “He was a man of integrity, of honor. He was the best man I’ve ever known. … I wanted my dad to be proud of me,” Marie told Entertainment Tonight.

Meanwhile, Jane Seymour, was voted out of the competition last night. Her mother died earlier this season, and she missed last week’s results show due to food poisoning.

Marie Osmond’s Future on Dancing with the Stars Unclear [Broadcasting & Cable]
Donny and Marie Osmond’s Only Interview About Their Father [Entertainment Tonight]

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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