Famous Food flops, VH1 moves it and its awful reality stars to a new night

The reality series that brought together a bunch of unlikable reality show cast members to open a restaurant that no one wants to go to, Famous Food, surprisingly flopped and is being moved to a new night and time.

The show debuted last week with just 430,000 viewers, making it “VH1’s least-watched series debut of the year” according to The Futon Critic.

Episode two aired yesterday, and the third airs in its new timeslot: Wednesdays at 8. VH1’s press release did not mention the dismal ratings, but just said it is a show that features Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore “mentor[ing] seven celebrities who will battle it out to win the bragging rights to a fully-operating restaurant of their own.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.