VH1 planning celebrity magician series, search for P Diddy’s assistant

VH1 has announced two new celebrity-themed reality series. P Diddy will search for an assistant on one, while the other will feature celebrities doing magic.

The as-yet-unnamed P Diddy series “will track 20 finalists as they compete to land the job of a lifetime: personal assistant to Sean “P Diddy” Combs,” according to a Craigslist posting. The only real requirement is that contestants be at least 21, but the ad also says they “Must have a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude” and “need a big personality to stand out amongst the other candidates.”

The series will debut this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Celebracadabra will be a series “in which seven celebrities vie for the title of ‘Best Celebrity Magician,’ attempting to learn and perform professional-caliber magic tricks,” the paper says. No word on the stars or a debut date.

VH1 is looking for Sean “P Diddy” Combs next personal assistant [Craigslist]
Hirschorn exits VH1 post, forms Ish [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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