Bravo gives Jackie Warner a new series, Thintervention, despite controversial Work Out

Work Out star Jackie Warner is getting a new reality series on Bravo, which may be a surprise considering how reviled Jackie was when her show ended well over a year ago.

During the series’ contrived and set-up final season, Jackie made off-camera comments about a breast cancer survivor’s fake breasts, and as part of her extreme, annoying self-absorption, blamed the editing after firing the trainer who accused her of making those remarks. That caused a sponsor to drop its support of the show.

The new series is Thintervention–yes, that’s it’s real name, not Andy Cohen screwing with us–“will track the stories of people struggling with ongoing weight issues” as Jackie “works with them in their real lives surrounded by the every day distractions and stresses of family and work,” according to a Bravo press release. “Each episode of the one hour series will feature a grueling workout with Warner pushing her clients to their emotional and physical limits, a therapy session to get to the root of their weight issues, and a life lesson in nutrition such as grocery shopping or surprise raids of their home kitchens.”

The episodes won’t be one-offs, though, since the announcement says “[t]hroughout the course of the series, viewers will follow the stories of these individuals, and in the end will see who survived Jackie’s ‘Thintervention.'”

Bravo Announces Development of Thintervention… [Bravo 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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