Charges against Kristy Swanson dropped over fight with her Skating with Celebrities’ partner’s ex

Assault charges against Skating with Celebrities winner and original Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kristy Swanson were dropped by a Canadian prosecutor. The charges followed Kristy’s arrest in June for the alleged assault of her partner’s ex-wife.

“I am thrilled and excited that the charge has been dropped. This never should have happened and our family can move on,” she told the AP.

She began dating her skating partner Lloyd Eisler during production of the series; they now have a child together. The AP notes that in June, “Swanson claimed she was the victim. Swanson said she had accompanied Eisler on a scheduled visit to see his two young children when [Marcia] O’Brien attacked her in front of the children, leaving her with a bruised knee and a scratched arm. No charges were filed against O’Brien.”

Swanson Skates on Assault Charge [AP]

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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