Jason Mesnick engaged, “completely in love”

After having his proposal rejected on The Bachelorette 4, Bachelor 13 star Jason Mesnick had his proposal accepted by one of the women on his new show.

“I’m engaged! I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I’m completely in love,” he told People. The single dad added, “I was not looking for a mom. I was looking for a partner for me and a mentor and a friend to Ty.”

“I just really believed this can happen to me. I cannot believe it’s this great!” he said, and his enthusiasm is almost enough to make you think that the show’s track record of mangled relationships might have an exception here, although really it’s just evidence that he has a really short memory about what happens when he thinks he’s fallen in love on TV.

The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick: ‘I’m Engaged!’ [People]

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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