My Fake Baby debuts tonight, follows people who care for lifelike dolls

Tonight, BBC America debuts a Channel 4 documentary that may just have some of the creepiest characters ever: fake babies. My Fake Baby debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET–thankfully not opposite ABC’s awesome Pushing Daisies, which would just be unacceptable. It repeats at midnight and 2 a.m. tonight, and later this month.

Known as reborns, they’re life-like dolls that collectors treat like actual babies, even though they’re just creepy reproductions. Channel 4’s web site for the documentary explains that these are “women who spend hundreds of pounds on life-like baby dolls. Loved like real babies, they’re taken for walks, cuddled and even have their nappies changed.”

Here’s a scene from the documentary that shows the dolls and how others respond to them:

My Fake Baby [BBC America]

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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