Bachelor 14 will be in high definition

With the debut of its 14th season, The Bachelor will join other network reality shows that are broadcast in high definition. Jillian Harris reject Jake Pavelka’s search for love starts Jan. 4.

The network said in a press release that the show “will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.”

It’s almost criminal that The Amazing Race is still broadcast in standard definition while Chris Harrison and the roses will be in high definition. And I’m not quite sure what so much cheesiness will look like in HD, but I fear it may induce vomiting.

Jake Pavelka Gets a Second Chance at Love… [ABC 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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