Miss America: Reality Check, Carson Kressley’s How to Look Good Naked debut tonight

Almost three years after the first announcement that the Miss America pageant would involve a reality series, Miss America: debuts tonight on TLC at 10 p.m. ET.

Hosted by Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie, the series follows the 52 contestants as they live together and participate in pageant-related challenges. When it was announced, TLC said that the women would have “to undo everything they have learned about pageant basics and determine if their smarts, attitudes and looks hold up in contemporary society.”

Also tonight, Lifetime debuts Queer Eye star Carson Kressley’s new series How to Look Good Naked at 9 p.m. ET. The British import follows Carson as he “teaches women of all shapes and sizes how to go from self loathing to self loving without resorting to interventions like extreme dieting or cosmetic surgery,” according to Lifetime.

Miss America: Reality Check [TLC]
How to Look Good Naked [Lifetime]
Lifetime Proves All Women are Beautiful Regardless of their Shape or Size… [Lifetime 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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