Julianne Hough (again) says she’s leaving Dancing with the Stars

Last November, Julianne Hough said she was leaving Dancing with the Stars to focus on her music. Then she showed up this season. Now she says she’s leaving the show next season to focus on her music.

“I wasn’t planning to come back this season because I wanted to focus on my music. But I went back and it’s been so much fun to dance with my good friend who happens to be my boyfriend,” she told Fox News. Then she added, “I will be taking next season off.”

Speaking of leaving the show, David Alan Grier left Dancing with the Stars 8 last night, despite having improved his score during a dance-off against Lawrence Taylor, who didn’t receive any additional points from the judges. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that Steve O was sent to safety early despite having the lowest judges’ score yet again.

Julianne Hough Leaving ‘Dancing With the Stars’ [Fox News]

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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