Dancing with the Stars 7 debuts tonight; two teams will be eliminated this week

Dancing with the Stars 7 starts its there-episode (!) debut week tonight, and by next Monday’s episode, two pairs will have been eliminated.

First, there’s a two-hour episode from 8 to 10 p.m. ET tonight, and another two-hour ep Tuesday night at 9, which will feature both an elimination and performances. Wednesday’s hour-long episode at 8 will be a standard time-wasting elimination episode.

Besides the 13 quasi-stars, there are also two new professional dancers. Among the stars, Lance Bass seems to be the favorite, for reasons Newsday’s Verne Gay runs down here.

But beyond those, Lance is paired with So You Think You Can Dance finalist Lacey Schwimmer, who not only has her own fan base from that show, but also knows how to dance, just as Lance does (or did). They may be unstoppable, although they are going up against Cloris Leachman, so all bets are off.

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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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