Skating with the Stars cast: six people, no stars

The Dancing with the Stars spin-off Skating with the Stars cast was announced tonight, and of course the new series has stretched the definition of star even more than its sibling series.

Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny Getting Maried star Bethenny Frankel is perhaps the most well-known and current star, which tells you a lot about the cast.

In the “we really need someone who’s a name even though most people haven’t thought about this person in a couple decades” category, we have Sean Young; the ” and in the athlete ringer slot is skier Jonny Moseley. Surreal Life cast member and Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is also on the cast along with Rebecca Budig from All My Children. And in the “who?” category we have Brandon Mychal Smith, a “Disney Channel star,” according to the announcer, whose word I’ll take for that.

This train pulls out of the station and gets ready to wreck on Nov. 22.

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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