Tila Tequila spin-off That’s Amore debuts tonight

A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila loser Domenico Nesci gets another chance at trying to find reality TV love when MTV debuts his spin-off series That’s Amore tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

On the show, 15 women will compete for his affections, “embarking on a romantic adventure of a lifetime that could take them all the way to Italy,” according to MTV. He’ll be assisted by Ashley, a fellow A Shot of Love alum; MTV says Ashley “will literally sort through all the boobs and butts at Domenico’s disposal and hopefully find the perfect companion for his best bud.”

Domenico says the experience was emotional for him. “I was like a little baby crying. I went through a lot of emotional things. Looking for love, it’s important. You don’t want to make a mistake,” he told the New York Daily News.

Why do the show? “I thought that I’m single, and that I need a woman in my life. With Tila Tequila, I realized that you can meet nice people even through reality TV,” he said. “On that show, it was a little bit about how an immigrant can feel uncomfortable sometimes in a new country, and that ‘That’s Amore,’ premiering tomorrow night at 10, is based on love.” Clearly, with two reality show appearances and that plug folded into his answer, he understands how things work in America.

That’s Amore [MTV]
Italian cries for love on MTV’s ‘Amore’ [New York Daily News]

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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