DWTS cast: Kate Gosselin, Jake Pavelka, Evan Lysacek, Chad Ochocinco, Buzz Aldrin, Pam Anderson

Dancing with the Stars 10‘s cast was announced just before 10 p.m. last night, and the cast largely consists of people who are actually recognizable.

Frequent headline and do-it-for-the-childrener Kate Gosselin, Baywatch and Borat star Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek, and NFL player Chad Ochocinco are all on the cast, and their names were all rumored/reported/floated at some point.

Bachelor pilot Jake Pavelka was the 11th cast member announced and is a ridiculous choice; clearly, ABC just needs more excuses to fill prime-time with shirtless shots of him.

In addition, Shannen Doherty, Clean House host and Reno 911! actor Niecy Nash, ESPN’s Erin Andrews, All My Children’s Aiden Turner, and Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger round out the 11-person cast, which is smaller than last year’s massive 16-person cast.

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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