Frontline’s look at the Young and Restless in China debuts tonight

Tonight, Frontline presents a two-hour look at Chinese people in their 20s and 30s, Young and Restless in China. It’s supposed to air from 9 to 11 p.m. ET, but check your local station’s schedule.

The film “follows a group of nine young Chinese from across the country as they scramble to keep pace with a society changing as fast as any in history” and “[t]heir stories of ambition and desire, exuberance, crime and corruption are interwoven with moments of heartache and despair,” according to PBS.

It was filmed over four years by writer/director Sue Williams, who says in the production notes, “This generation will be running China in a few years. They are the next international politicians and business leaders, and their choices will affect us all.”

Here’s a clip of one segment, which focuses on rapper MC Sir, also known as Wang Xiaolei:

Young and Restless in China [PBS]

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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