An animated preview of Jersey Shore in Italy, drunk Canadians in the Bahamas

Next Media Animation has released an animated news story that previews what might happen when the Jersey Shore cast goes to Italy, and it’s pretty hilarious. Two words: coliseum tigers. Meanwhile, check out the teaser trailer for a reality series that follows three Canadian friends on vacation in The Bahamas, which is described as “Entourage meets The Hangover,” but is more like a vacation episode of The Real World.

First, here’s Next Media Animation’s look at MTV’s decision to send Jersey Shore to Italy, a video that includes digital versions of the Sistine Chapel, Venice, and the cast members.

And here is the teaser trailer for The Boys of Paradise, which isn’t quite as strange as the hilarious trailer for the Canadian Jersey Shore. It follows Darren Giroux, Craig Collins, and Andrew Goss on vacation in the Bahamas. While this is probably the last show I’d actually watch, considering it highlights drinking, partying, fighting, and puking, it is gorgeously shot. The lighting and and composition of each frame just looks fantastic, even when someone is, say, hurling into a toilet.

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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