Bethenny Frankel returning to NYC Real Housewives, which resumes filming in Sept.

Bethenny Frankel is returning to The Real Housewives of New York City. “I’m definitely going to do the Housewives this season. It’s been great … I love it. I understand we start filming [season 3] in September,” she told People.

This is yet another reason to stop paying attention to sketchy, anonymously sourced reports, since just a few weeks ago, the New York Post and New York Daily News claimed Bethenny was leaving for her own series, which would be called Skinny and the City. Even that name has generated some controversy because of its similarity to the HBO series name and a web site’s name.

Guess what? None of that is true, either. “I have never used the words ‘Skinny and the City’ and I’ve never said I had my own show. Would I love my own show? I would love my own show… I’d love my own variety every day cooking show, fashion tips…talking to guests and busting balls like I normally do,” Bethenny told Ben and Dave’s Six Pack.

Bethenny Frankel ‘Definitely’ Returning to Real Housewives [People]
Bethenny Frankel Denies ‘Skinny and the City’ Rumors [Ben and Dave’s Six Pack]

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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