Viewers dump magician, tennis player from Dancing with the Stars 6

The Dancing with the Stars 6 journey ended for Penn Jillette and Monica Seles last night during the show’s first! ever! double! elimination! So much drama.

Penn Jillette, ever the joker, insisted that he and Kym Johnson weren’t going to give up and would stick around. Monica went home because she is “not a performer,” as Bruno said, and had trouble with facial expressions last week. (Speaking of facial expressions, The New York Daily News has a detailed story about what’s wrong with Priscilla Presley’s face. The short answer: bad plastic surgery.)

Adam Carolla joked last week that he was going to lose, but viewers kept him around despite his attitude towards Carrie Ann. He wasn’t even in the bottom two; that honor went to Cristi&#aacute;n de la Fuente. For the women, Marissa Jaret Winokur was barely spared elimination.

Priscilla Presley’s mug is too full [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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