Phil Harris’ memorial is live on the Internet, as is Deadliest Catch’s second Catchcon

A memorial service for Cornelia Marie captain and Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris is being broadcast live on the Internet tonight as part of the show’s second-annual Catchcon gathering. Harris died in early February, and his death will be part of the current season of the show.

Catchcon takes place all day tomorrow and includes Deadliest Catch captains Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand, and includesa chance to see their ships; its being held at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 in Seattle on.

Both the Friday 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT memorial service and noon PT events during Catchon on Saturday are being broadcast live on Ustream. Watch here:

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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