Celebrity Rehab 2’s first episode online, group had “more nefarious kinds of motivations”

Tomorrow night, VH1 debuts Celebrity Rehab 2, but the first episode is already online.

To promote the show, Dr. Drew Pinsky appeared on The Today Show yesterday, and revealed that the process is harder at first for the new celebrities, in part because they were doing the show for the wrong reasons. “This group has more nefarious kinds of motivations, so it’s a little heavier lifting for us to get them into the game, but once they’re in, they really have a lovely experience in treatment,” he said. Here’s Dr. Drew previewing the season and discussing individual celebrities’ problems:

As that interview and the trailer suggested, Gary Busey is the source of a lot of drama, and that starts in the first segment of the show, when he starts arguing with Shelly and insisting he’s not an addict. Here’s the first of episode one’s eight acts:

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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