Real Housewives of New Jersey replaces Dina and Danielle, releases weird trailer

Bravo announced today two new cast members for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, people who will be essentially replacing departed cast members Danielle Staub and Dina Manzo. The women are relatives of table-flipper Teresa Giudice: Melissa Gorga, her sister-in law, and Kathy Wakile, Teresa’s cousin.

Bravo has released the “this season on” trailer for the show’s third season, and it’s very, very odd–and not just odd in the way that these shows are usually odd. The tone is strange, and it feels like they’re struggling to find drama so they just went for weirdness:

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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