Models age 35+ compete on She’s Got the Look

Tonight, TV Land continues its mission to bring reality TV to older people with She’s Got the Look, a modeling competition featuring women over the age of 35. It debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET, and then repeats at 11, 12, and 1, as if any old people stay up that late.

The series, hosted by Kim Alexis, follows 20 women who compete for a Wilhelmina Modeling Agency contract and layout in Self magazine. It’s executive produced by Allison Grodner, best known as the producer behind the curtain on Big Brother. But she hasn’t come up with something original or interesting, according to the few critics who reviewed the series.

Newsday says it’s “so numbingly familiar (save for the age factor) that even the judges look like they’d like to catch up on their sleep,” and The New York Times’ Mike Hale agrees, writing, “Everything about this new series on TV Land feels second- or third- or 12th-hand, stamped from a template that was locked in somewhere between the first seasons of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘Top Chef.'”

Here’s a preview:

She’s Got the Look [TV Land]

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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