Jillian Michaels out as co-host of The Doctors

Former Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels is out as co-host of The Doctors, the show she joined after quitting the NBC reality show.

The New York Post reports that “[i]nsiders say the addition of Michaels to ‘The Doctors’ lineup ‘wasn’t a good fit,’ since Michaels was the only non-physician among the four co-hosts (Travis Stork, Lisa Masterson, James Sears and Drew Ordon).”

The official word from the show via a statement confirms that (“wasn’t the fit we both hoped for”) but goes on about how much they love Jillian even though she’s leaving: “Jillian has contributed greatly to our show this season, and we value her talent and insight as she has inspired countless people to improve their lives.”

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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