Beauty and the Geek may be revived on a new network

The CW put Beauty and the Geek on hiatus last spring, and has since cancelled it, following a very low-rated fifth season that began with a premiere that was watched by only half the previous season’s premiere’s audience.

But the show may soon find new life on another network. Twentieth Century Fox Television co-chair Gary Newman called the show a “significant success” in a conversation with TV Week, and said it may be revived, although not on The CW.

“We’re in conversations about finding another home for it and producing new episodes. And I think that’s probably likely to happen soon. It’s a format that sold in many countries around the world. It’s turned into a nice, profitable business,” Newman said.

20th Team Celebrates Cable Wins [TV Week]

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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