Roseanne Barr will farm macadamia nuts in Hawaii on a new reality show

Roseanne Barr will run a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii for a new Lifetime reality series. This is the weirdest reality show description since we heard that Mike Tyson would race pigeons for an Animal Planet series, although it looks like it will be great.

Roseanne’s series “will look at Barr’s recent newfound life managing a fully-functional 40-acre macadamia and live stock farm on Hawaii’s Big Island alongside her long-time writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake,” according to Lifetime, which calls this “a funny, outrageous and unfiltered look at the adventures of one of television’s greatest stars transitioning into a new life that is a far cry from Los Angeles.”

A total of 16 half-hour episodes have been ordered. The series, which is currently untitled, is produced by 3 Ball Productions (which also produces The Biggest Loser, among other series), and will debut later this year.

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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