“marked for banishment”: Will and Jordan.

“marked for banishment”: Will and Jordan.

In possibly the worst episode of Big Brother yet, the house guests nominated the others for banishment; now we get to decide (via a 900-number). After “big brother” (Julie Chen) told the cast who the chosen two were, the best discussion/argument of the series to date started: Jordan and Will demanded to know who voted for them, and the rest of the cast declined to talk, at least for a while. But thanks to the brains behind Big Brother, we only saw about 10 minutes of this on live TV, because that’s all the time the genius producers left. So the Webcast had to suffice after they went off the air mid-fight. Too bad they wasted the other 50 minutes on interviews with Dr. Drew (!), Karen’s husband and other uninteresting people.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.