Roloffs “confused as to why people watch” Little People, Big World

The stars of TLC’s Little People, Big World aren’t quite sure why people watch the docudrama that chronicles their lives. “We’re kind of confused as to why people watch it,” Matt Roloff told USA TODAY. “The fact that we’re little people may have made people tune in initially,” he said.

The paper identified his first comment by saying he “jokes,” but Amy Roloff was serious in her response, saying, “Whatever it may be, to look at the oddity of little people or for other reasons, I hope it makes others more aware of their environment and surroundings.” She also said, “But everyone has challenges to some degree. And we’ve learned to adapt and to overcome.”

The series is increasing in popularity this season. “The audience is expanding for the reality show; one of the fifth season’s two premiere episodes this month drew a series-high 3.5 million viewers,” the paper reports.

TLC’s ‘Little People’ family sees big things ahead [USA TODAY]

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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