Jon denies report that he’ll date the Octomom on their own reality series

Jon Gosselin’s manager has denied a tabloid report that he would date Octomom Nadya Suleman for a reality show called, improbably, Jon – Kate = Jon + Octomom.

In Touch Weekly reported that a pilot for the series was being produced by Cheaters producer Bobby Goldstein, who told the magazine, “I heard that Nadya has an insatiable desire to spend time with Jon and to put their families together. And I had the idea that this could be a very entertaining fiasco.”

Jon’s manager told E! News, “This is the first I’ve even heard of it. This isn’t happening.”

However, someone who’s working on the show told E! that it was happening at one point: “We’ve been developing this show for months. We’ve just been talking to the people the last few days. We were tipped off by Octomom’s ex-publicist that she had an obsession with Jon and that’s when we started developing the show. After someone brings it to the media, it just freaks people out, but we’re not BS-ing. This is going to end up on a network. We’re talking to all four of them…Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS.”

All of this followed Octomom telling Radar, “I kind of have a crush on Jon Gosselin. I think he’s hot!” Jon said called that “kind of weird.”

And if Jon Gosselin thinks something is weird, it’s definitely weird.

Jon & Octomom Plus 22 = Reality’s Next Hot Show? [E! 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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