ABC will announce cast of Dancing with the Stars 8 during prime-time Sunday

If you want to be first to know the actual cast of Dancing with the Stars 8, you’ll have to sit through ABC’s three hours of prime-time programming Sunday night–or constantly press “reload” on abc.com.

The network announced today that they’ll announce the new cast Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m. ET, in something they’re calling the “All Night Name Drop.” Tom Bergeron (what! no Samantha Harris?!) will appear “in interstitials throughout ABC’s primetime schedule,” ABC said. That includes Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.

If suffering through those shows is too much, the network said that “[i]Immediately following each cast member’s unveiling during primetime, ABC.com will post the updated list online.” And at least they’re not making us watch Good Morning America again.

ABC to Announce the New Cast of “Dancing with the Stars”… [ABC 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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