Pamela Anderson in the bottom two, but Shannen Doherty leaves Dancing first

Despite improving week to week and not having the lowest judges’ score, Shannen Doherty was the first contestant voted off Dancing with the Stars 10, and she was joined in the bottom two by Pamela Anderson, who had even higher judges’ scores.

After their elimination was announced, Shannen’s partner Mark Ballas revealed that, due to a knee injury sustained in dress rehearsal on Monday, he was forced out of the competition for six weeks, so his father, Corky, would have danced with Shannen. She said she was glad to leave, however, because she wouldn’t want to dance without Mark.

Shopping cart-like dancer Kate Gosselin, whose partner threatened to quit during rehearsals this week (although he apologized and seemed like a big baby), wasn’t in the bottom two, but anyone who follows Tom Bergeron on Twitter could have guessed that. Mid-afternoon Tuesday, he wrote, “Just found out tonight’s bottom two on DWTS! WTF???” A shocking bottom two would not include Kate.

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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