Trailer, full cast revealed for I Love Money

Now that the full cast for I Love Money has been announced–it includes Pumkin, Hoopz, Mr. Boston, Chance, The Entertainer, and Toasteee–VH1 is giving us a glimpse of what they’ll be doing in order to win $250,000. (The series is the latest spin-off from VH1’s franchise of Love shows, but is a competition between cast members from those shows.)

Just assembling these cast members clearly would be entertaining enough, and it looks like there will be no shortage of drama and conflict–and hook-ups. In fact, it the trailer spends more time on love connections than conflict, which makes sense from people who have spent the last few years on love search reality shows.

But what really stands our are the competitions. Where MTV fails with its Challenges–you know, actually having interesting, fair competitions–VH1 and its producers apparently succeed, at least based upon two-second glimpses of a few competitions. The challenges appear to require skill and are awesome conceptually, since many (if not all) of them are inspired by the cast members’ time on their previous shows. There’s the Spit Olympics, where they compete to see who can spit the farthest; a competition where they throw blades into the facsimile of each other’s backs; and “You Booze, You Lose,” where they get drunk and stumble around on the beach for some reason.

Of course, the risk is that this trailer includes all of the highlights and the actual show won’t have much else. But at least it’s an entertaining five minutes:

I Love Money – The Full Cast, Revealed and I Love Money: Watch the Preview! [VH1]

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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