Melissa Rycroft co-hosting Bachelor Pad spin-off

The Bachelor‘s spiral into MTV territory, its spin-off competition The Bachelor Pad, has just added former contestant Melissa Rycroft as its co-host.

Earlier press releases about the show, which is currently in production and features past contestants competing for $250,000 while living together in a house, said the show would be hosted by Chris Harrison.

Melissa admitted she has no hosting experience. “I’m excited. It’s fun. It’s a brand new experience for me. I’ve never been on that side but I’m anxious. I’m excited and ready to start,” she told People.

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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