New cast, more drunken drama in the Real Housewives of New York City’s preview

The Real Housewives of New York City return in June on Bravo, minus the four fired cast members and plus three new women, who Bravo announced today.

In a witty headline (for a press release, at least), Bravo said the show “gets a face lift” with the addition of Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, and Heather Thomson, who join Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Ramona Singer. The release also said the returning cast members “welcome” the new ones, but that’s not exactly how it appears in the preview below, which focuses largely on the returning cast members, perhaps because they’re recognizable.

After what some people thought was a sleepy season (a season I really, really liked), this preview brings the drama, from an older man telling a woman, “I could give you your first squirting orgasm” to LuAnn accusing Ramona of blackmail and threats and saying, “What other dirty tricks do you have to pull out of your pinot-filled ass?” I’m excited to find out the answer.

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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