Celebrity Apprentice: renewed, but won’t film until spring

Celebrity Apprentice will return for a seventh season, though not until 2014, and it will film later than usual, in the spring instead of fall. With production in the spring, it’s probably unlikely to air until at least summer.

NBC confirmed the renewal and scheduling to me; a network representative previously revealed these details following inquiries from show superfan Justin Urciuoli. The Mark Burnett-produced series’ future hasn’t been clear since May, when we learned it was not on NBC’s 2013-2014 schedule, though Donald Trump insisted it had been renewed.

Trump tweeted yesterday that the show would be “going forward as soon as I get the time to shoot,” which I guess means that NBC isn’t replacing Donald with Ivanka, which I think should happen.

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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