Celebrity visiting Big Brother is, of course, a CBS reality show star promoting a show

The celebrity who will show up on Big Brother 13 hasn’t been sworn to secrecy, apparently, revealing that he’ll appear on the reality show to promote his new CBS reality series.

The celebrity is former America’s Got Talent judge David Hassellhoff, who will appear on CBS’ new reality series Same Name. The Hoff is being brutally honest that his appearance is just shameless promotion for the new series. In an interview with AOL TV, he said,

“I gotta go do something on ‘Big Brother’ right after this. I don’t really know what’s going on [on ‘Big Brother’] to be honest. It’s one of those shows I thought I’d never be on, but it’s super high-rated and our whole gag is a prelude, a contest to figure out who this guy is that has the same name, which’ll make for a nice little promo for our show.”

I’m not sure what he means by “our whole gag” or “a contest,” and he wasn’t asked to clarify. But I’d guess that this will make an annoying promo that will fill time instead of content that might actually be interesting.

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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