A Look Back: The 2009 Reality TV Year In Review - March 2009
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/21/2009
With 2009 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at the year that was. The following is Reality TV World's 2009 Reality TV Year In Review, a 12-part, month-by-month review of some of the past year's reality TV headlines, highlights, lowlights, and milestones.
Today we continue our 12-day countdown with the third installment: March 2009.
- Terminally ill former British Big Brother star Jade Goody dies from cancer. She was 27.
- Charm School contestant Megan Hauserman sues host Sharon Osbounre over an altercation the two had on the VH1 reality series.
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- Former Project Runway finalist Kenley Collins is arrested after allegedly assaulting and throwing a cat at her sleeping fiance and was charged with suspicion of assault, menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. She subsequently denied the throwing the cat.
- Fox and The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss announce they have teamed up to createMore to Love -- a new reality dating series that will feature an overweight bachelor and bachelorettes.
- The Real Housewives of Orange County star Luann de Lesseps is dumped by her husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps and claims she was "blindsided" by the break-up.
Premieres:The Celebrity Apprentice, Season 2 (3/1); Running in Heels (3/1); Ax Men, Season 2 (3/2); Harlem Heights (3/2); Make Me a Supermodel, Season 2 (3/4); Sunday Best, Season 2 (3/8); Dancing with the Stars, Season 8 (3/9); WCG Ultimate Gamer (3/10); The Chopping Block (3/11); Bridget's Sexiest Beaches (3/12); The Osbournes: Reloaded (3/13); Tough Love (3/15); Taking the Stage (3/19); The Locator, Season 2 (3/21); Table for 12 (3/23); College Hill: South Beach (3/24); Pretty Wicked (3/31).