Julie Chen gets another CBS job along with other reality show stars

Big Brother host Julie Chen is leaving one CBS show for another: She’ll co-host CBS’ new knock-off of The View, which has famous mothers as its cast, including a bunch of other reality stars: The Apprentice runner-up Holly Robinson Peete, America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, and Dancing with the Stars contestant and Dance Your Ass Off host Marissa Jaret Winokur. Sara Gilbert and Leah Remini are also on the panel.

With the new show debuting this fall, Julie “will no longer serve as a daily anchor on ‘The Early Show,’ though she will continue to appear on the newscast,” The Los Angeles Times reports.

On the as-yet-untitled series, the “panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities who will examine topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of mothers” and “was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer,” according to CBS.

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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