DeAnna Pappas will star in The Bachelorette 4

DeAnna Pappas, one of the two women rejected by Brad Womack during The Bachelor 11‘s finale, will star in The Bachelorette 4 this summer.

She was chosen because she “demonstrated her assertiveness and independent nature during the series, setting her apart from the other women,” according to an ABC press release. It calls her “an immediate fan favorite” and brags that “she was the final woman remaining on the finale of ‘The Bachelor’ in November,” although it admits that she, too, was dumped.

Producers are now casting for the 25 men who will date DeAnna.

Deanna Gets a Second Chance at Love When She Becomes “The Bachelorette” This Summer on ABC [ABC 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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