A&E pulls The Hasselhoffs as Americans tell the UK: you can have David Hasselhoff

After airing just two half-hour episodes, A&E has pulled The Hasselhoffs off the air, after getting evidence that we are no longer crazy for David Hasselhoff.

He was voted off Dancing with the Stars first, shocking producers but no one else; he hasn’t been missed on America’s Got Talent, where Howie Mandel fits in perfectly; and now this. Maybe the UK will like him better: He’s talking to Britain’s Got Talent about judging that show.

How bad was the premiere? Variety reports that 718,000 people watched the first half-hour episode, and just 505,000 watched the second.

Now, if we could only figure out why this ad didn’t encourage people to tune in:

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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