HBO’s 24/7 Road to the NHL Winter Classic is back and exceptional as ever: watch it free

The second of four episodes of HBO’s 24/7: Road to the NHL Winter Classic airs Saturday night, a new timeslot for the series that this time is following the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs with the uncensored access and artistry that distinguishes HBO’s Hard Knocks.

The trailer for the third season–it didn’t air last year because of the lockout–sets up this season’s battle of this “historic rivalry.” But the first few minutes are enough to demonstrate that this is television for even non-sports fans, as was evident when it last aired.

HBO has put the entire first episode on YouTube, free. Watch:

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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