Donny Osmond won’t be on Dancing with the Stars, at least not until fall

A day after Donny Osmond said he’d be on Dancing with the Stars 8, he now says he’s not on the show after all–and he may not have even been asked.

“I’m definitely not doing this upcoming season. If there was an offer on the table, I’d do it in the fall. I would make room for it. Absolutely!” he told Entertainment Tonight. That “if” sounds like either a hypothetical, because he hasn’t yet been asked, or coy statement, as if he’s just covering his ass because he wasn’t supposed to talk about being cast.

Either way, he basically lied during his appearance on the Bonnie Hunt Show Tuesday. On that show, he said, “I am seriously considering doing it, let’s put it that way. I guess I just let the cat out of the bag.” But he also said, “That’s why I’m doing it” and said appearing on the ABC reality show “is going to be very difficult because I am going to be doing Vegas on top of doing ‘Dancing with the Stars.'”

Donny Osmond Won’t be on Next Season of ‘DWTS’ [Entertainment Tonight]

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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