Lifetime will air a docusoap set in Washington, D.C.

Lifetime has picked up a new docusoap like The Hills that will be set in Washington, D.C., and star socialites from that area. More significantly, the network will reportedly pair it with Project Runway 6 this November, airing the new half-hour series after Tim Gunn and company, although that pairing seems to make little sense.

PB&J Television has been pitching the series, and now “Lifetime has picked up the show and filming begins in September,” Examiner’s Yeas & Nays blog reports. “Casting hasn’t been finalized, according to one source, but the primary characters — local socialites/hotties/20-somethings Katherine Kennedy, Krista Johnson and Sophie Pyle — remain on board. Johnson’s younger sister, Alexa Johnson, will also play a role in the show, most likely, although she and the show are still working out specifics.”

Krista told the site about the show in July, when it was still searching for a network. The production company most recently produced Miss America: Reality Check for TLC, and prior to that did shows such as Dress My Nest.

It’s Official: D.C. Gets Its Own Reality Show [Examiner’s Yeas & Nays]

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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