Whitney Port confirms The City has been cancelled

MTV has cancelled The City, meaning the official end to the three-series franchise that helped to transform both MTV and reality TV. Its second season concluded this summer, on the same day that The Hills ended forever, too.

Whitley Port told Ryan Seacrest that “As of right now it doesn’t really look like we’re doing it anymore.” She said that “No, at this point it’s not” possible it will continue on another network.

But Whitney–who insisted in June that the show wasn’t cancelled–isn’t concerned: “I’m working on some other things. It’s okay, one door closes and another opens.”

Update: MTV confirmed the cancellation, saying in a statement, “‘The City’ will not be returning to MTV for season three. Whitney has been a part of our family for many years and we wish her and the cast the best, and hope to collaborate with them again.”

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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