Following Teen Mom special, MTV airs It Gets Better special

Following the first part of the Teen Mom finale special hosted by Dr. Drew, the It Gets Better Project becomes an MTV special tonight that airs at 11 p.m. ET.

It’s hosted by the campaign’s founder, Dan Savage, who created a video with his partner in response to a series of suicides by gay teens. The campaign, in which people tell gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered kids and teenagers that their lives will improve, now includes more than 40,000 videos, including many by reality TV stars.

MTV says its special “will focus on the stories of three young people at a crossroads in their lives: a young man struggling to tell his family and friends that he is gay; a lesbian fighting for parental acceptance; and a transgender man preparing to get married.” Here’s the preview:

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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