Priscilla Presley, Florence Henderson, Marla Maples among rumored Dancing stars

There’s more than a month to go before the debut of Dancing with the Stars 6, but anonymous sources are busy providing tabloids and other publications with the names of the alleged cast, even though others haven’t had much success with that in the past.

Priscilla Presley “has signed on, or is close to signing on,” E! Online’s Marc Malkin reports. He also says “former Dynasty costar Joan Collins was in talks for some time with Dancing producers, but a deal was never made.”

Brady Bunch mom and frequent reality show guest Florence Henderson will appear, according to The National Enquirer, while In Touch Weekly says Marla Maples, perhaps best known as Donald Trump’s ex-wife, will compete. Tennis player Monica Seles and actor Cheryl Ladd may also appear, TV Guide said in a recent issue.

Interestingly, all of the names that have been floated so far are of female celebrities, although that probably means nothing. Once celebrity who says she’s out of the running is Mira Sorvino, whose management thinks she’s too good for the show.

Dancing with the Stars Scoop! [National Enquirer]
Marla signs up for Dancing With the Stars [In Touch Weekly]

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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