Niki Taylor, judges dropped for Make Me a Supermodel 2

The second season of Make Me a Supermodel is getting a makeover, and will feature 50 percent fewer wooden models-turned-reality show hosts, as Bravo has dumped first-season host Niki Taylor. The network didn’t say that, though; its press release simply announces that Tyson Beckford is “returning as the show’s host and mentor to the male models.”

The series has also replaced its judges, Jennifer Starr and Cory Bautista, with “world-renowned designer Catherine Malandrino, model Jenny Shimizu, and famed photographer Perou and international model scout Marlon.” Australian model Nicole Trunfio will mentor the women but not be a host or judge.

The announcement never mentions Beckford as a judge, so perhaps he’ll remain hidden during judging like Tim Gunn does on Project Runway. That’d be good, since he wasn’t bad as a mentor but was downright sucky as a host and judge; watching Niki Taylor and him host was coma-inducing.

The second season debuts “first quarter 2009,” so by the end of March.

Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel” Returns with Host Tyson Beckford [Bravo press release]

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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