DWTS 11 cast reports: The Situation, Audrina Patridge, Brandy, Kurt Warner

The cast for Dancing with the Stars 11 will be announced next Monday during The Bachelor Pad, but as usual, there are reports of people being cast, including Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, The Hills‘ star Audrina Patridge, singer Brandy, and former NFL player Kurt Warner.

OK! Magazine reported that he “has signed on to the upcoming season,” and The Los Angeles Times confirmed it.

The Hills‘ star Audrina Patridge is in, according to Zap2it, while The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Warner would be “the dance competition’s very first NFL quarterback.”

There is one confirmed piece of casting news: So You Think You Can Dance alum Lacey Schwimmer won’t be returning as a pro yet again. She was on seasons seven, eight, and nine, but not 10, and wrote on Twitter, “I will NOT be on Dwts this season, but I will be choreographing for sytycd Canada!!!!”–and that’s apparently with her brother Benji.

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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