Real World DC cast involved in Abusers reality series, which won’t show physical violence

The Real World DC cast member Joshuah Colon and his girlfriend Ashley Marconi are members of the “creative team” of a show that’s being pitched to networks called Abusers, which is similar to A&E’s Intervention in that it is “a one-hour intervention show designed to arrest the cycle of violence in the lives of women, children and families,” according to a press release.

The MTV stars are involved because they both “witnessed domestic violence in both of their families,” the press release says. Ashely said, “It’s time to show America and the people who stay ‘inside the box’ what REALLY goes on in an abusive relationship. Everyone needs to open their eyes! It could be happening to your own sister, or mother and you would have no idea.”

Producer Albert Harris Jr., a former aide to New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, told Crushable that the show won’t feature actual physical violence, and said domestic violence can be turned into a TV series because of “the rubber-neck effect … you don’t actually want to look at someone’s head dangling out the car window, but it’s the reason why we look. We look to see the worst thing that could happen.”

Noted Reality Show Couple Joins Creative Team of New Anti-Violence Reality TV Show [press release]
‘ABUSERS’ Creator Albert Harris Jr. Promises No Physical Violence On Show [Crushable]

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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