Bachelorette’s Jillian, rapper Xzibit joining Extreme Makeover: Home Edition cast

Bachelorette 5 star Jillian Harris is joining Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as a designer this fall, after guest starring on an episode this spring. Also joining the cast:
rapper Xzibit and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the basis for Sandra Bullock’s character in The Blind Side.

Jillian’s Twitter profile says “Once Bachelorette. Always a Designer,” and before she appeared on the Skaggs family episode, executive producer Anthony Dominici said in a press release, “People know Jillian as a great personality, but they may not realize that she’s an incredible designer too — she’s done restaurants and custom furniture for years.”

Jillian, who got engaged as volcanoes erupted last summer, told People that being on the show “is truly a dream” and “I can’t wait to get on that bus again and make a difference!”

And clearly, with those empty platitudes, she’s ready for Extreme Makeover.

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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