Celebrity Apprentice episode dedicated to crew member D’Marco Ray, who died of cancer

The third episode of The Celebrity Apprentice 3 concluded with a title card saying the episode was “in memory” of D’Marco Ray, who worked in the sound department of several shows, including the third Celebrity Apprentice season, and died earlier this year of kidney cancer.

A USC in-memoriam piece says D’Marco Ray Smith died “February 1, following a long battle with cancer.” An online memorial to him says that he was “diagnosed with kidney cancer in April 2008″ and that his wife, Kristal, is pregnant and they “are expecting their first child June 4, 2010.”

The USC story details his career, noting that he “worked in a variety of key roles in the sound department on productions such as Project Runway: All Star Challenge and The Apprentice, as well as numerous independent films.” He also did work on PBS’ Texas Ranch House, according to IMDB. In the credits for the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice, he’s listed in the credits under “audio.”

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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