Dennis Rodman, Heidi Fleiss, Mackenzie Phillips, Joey Kovar, Lisa D’Amato cast on Celebrity Rehab 3

VH1 has announced the cast of Celebrity Rehab 3, and it includes Dennis Rodman, madam Heidi Fleiss, actor Mackenzie Phillips, country music star Mindy McCready, Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, and ex-Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche.

Also checking in for Dr. Drew’s help: Real World Hollywood cast member Joey Kovar, who left the show to go to rehab and then returned only to leave again (and later said, hysterically, that he ” failed to realize that Real World is known for getting bombed all the time”) and America’s Next Top Model 5 cast member Lisa D’Amato, who was named the 10th most villainous reality show cast member by TV Guide.

Both Bob Forrest and Shelly Sprague will return, and VH1 said in a press release that “Dr. Drew is also bringing in some additional prominent physicians to help him give the patients supplementary one-on-one care.”

The show will debut next year, and if it has started production, did so recently, since Dennis Rodman appeared live on The Celebrity Apprentice 2 finale, during which Jesse James called Dennis “stupid” for not realizing that Jesse was trying to help Dennis by discussing his substance abuse problems when Dennis was fired during a near-intervention episode that ended with an AA promo because Dennis drank his way through most of the tasks.

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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