Daisy will star in Rock of Love spin-off; CW spins off Top Model’s Jay and J.

Both The CW and VH1 are spinning off shows using cast members from previous seasons of those shows, which is definitely the new trend in reality TV.

The fourth version of Rock of Love will be called Daisy of Love (a title that doesn’t make sense at all), and will star second-season runner-up Daisy De La Hoya VH1 is now casting online for men who want to date Daisy. The new show will air next spring and is produced by 51 Minds’ Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego.

Meanwhile, The CW will give America’s Next Top Model supporting cast members Jay Manuel and J. Alexander their own show. Operation Fabulous will follow them as they “travel the country giving women makeovers ” that are “‘Top Model’-style overhauls — how to dress, wear their hair and makeup and bring out their confidence with the support of family, friends and their community,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. No debut date has been announced.

Daisy Of Love: It’s On! [VH1 press release]
CW sets ‘Top Model’ spinoff [Hollywood Reporter]

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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