Bachelor Pad cast announced; includes “super fans”

ABC has announced the cast of The Bachelor Pad, the men and women who’ve already embarrassed themselves on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and want to get some cash and/or making out of the franchise.

The third-season cast includes Ben Flajnik reject/winner Lindzi Cox, Blakely Jones (of course), double reject Reid Rosenthal, Jillian Harris ex Ed Swiderski, and previous Bachelor Pad winner Michael Stagliano.

This season, there are “super fan” contestants in the mix, kind of like MTV’s Challenge started to bring in “fresh meat.” They include 22-year-old twins from Gainesville, Brittany and Erica Taltos; a Bachelorette recapper (!); a “good ole’ country boy from Georgia” who’s also a SWAT team member; and an MMA fighter with the nickname “Kamikaze.”

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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