Bravo orders pilot of series following former Real Housewives’ Jo De La Rosa

The Real Housewives of Orange County returned to Bravo earlier this month but without cast member Jo De La Rosa. But now, Bravo has officially ordered a pilot for a spin-off starring Jo, which was rumored back in October.

Bravo calls the new series a “dating show,” and says it “will follow De La Rosa as she looks for love in Los Angeles, where she has moved to pursue a singing career.” Reports earlier this fall suggested it would also follow Slade, but Bravo doesn’t mention him in its announcement.

“Production [on the pilot] will begin immediately and the pilot will be shot in Los Angeles in December 2007,” and it will be produced by Evolution Film & Tape Inc., Bravo said.

Bravo Gives Housewives’ Jo De La Rosa a Second Chance … at Love [Bravo press release]

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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