Two Celebrity Apprentice cast members identified

The Celebrity Apprentice stars production next week, and two cast members have been identified: model Cheryl Tiegs and Marco Andretti, the grandson of Mario Andretti. It also seems likely that Clay Aiken will be a cast member.

EW’s Dalton Ross reports that the show “will begin filming next week,” and cites “an insider close to the production” who revealed Tiegs and Andretti.

On the surface, they seem like weak choices to me, and are especially weak choices to be leaked ahead of time (which is maybe the point: leak the ones no one will really care about), but the show also has a history of outstanding casting. Even the lesser-known cast members usually deliver drama and entertainment, so I’m not concerned.

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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