Nate Berkus will host Oprah’s Big Give

Designer and frequent Oprah guest Nate Berkus will host Winfrey’s upcoming ABC reality series, Oprah’s Big Give.

The show’s judges will be chef Jamie Oliver, NFL player Tony Gonzalez, and Chris Rock’s wife Malaak Compton-Rock. Oprah herself will “[make] multiple special appearances throughout the eight episodes,” according to a press release, which also promises that “some of the biggest names in Hollywood join ‘Oprah’s Big Give,’ bringing their own passion for giving big and delivering surprising twists that raise the stakes at every turn.”

The series, which debuts March 2, follows 10 people who “criss-cross the country, giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars to unsuspecting people who are in for the surprise of their lives.” They’ll be given a challenge in each city, and then the judges will eliminate one contestants, ultimately awarding “the biggest giver” the show’s prize.

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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