Spike will follow DEA agents for new series

Spike will take cameras inside the Drug Enforcement Agency with a new unscripted series called DEA, which will debut this spring and is being produced by Al Roker Entertainment, the NBC weather guy’s production company.

The show “will give viewers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the organization,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, as “[p]roducers were given access to follow a group of special agents and task force officers in the DEA’s Detroit division as they regularly put their lives at risk to work on illegal drug cases, involving everyone from street-level dealers to international drug traffickers.”

One member of the DEA, Special Agent Mary Irene Cooper, told the paper, “Nothing else I’ve seen captures the day-to-day experiences of drug law enforcement work like this. You see the thrills, you see the anticipation, you see the chase, you see the reality.”

Spike goes undercover with ‘DEA’ [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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