Celebrity Rehab’s fifth-season cast announced

Celebrity Rehab‘s fifth season cast has been confirmed by VH1, and besides the previously revealed cast members, the group includes Stephen Adler, the Guns ‘n Roses drummer who appeared on the show’s second season and its spin-off, Sober House.

The cast consists of “Long Island Lolita” Amy Fisher; baseball player Dwight “Doc” Gooden; Baywatch’s Jeremy Jackson; actor Bai Ling; and Michael Lohan, who VH1’s press release calls a “celebrity dad.” Survivor‘s Sugar Kiper replaced Michaele Salahi, who was kicked out.

Also on this season: Jennifer Gimenez, the actor who ran Sober House and is herself a recovering addict, and Dr. John R. Sharp, who VH1 says specializes “in the integrated treatment of depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and addiction.”

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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