Bunim-Murray: help us with the next Real World. plus: casting the dateless for a Sept. Singles Cruise.

Bunim-Murray: help us with the next Real World. plus: casting the dateless for a Sept. Singles Cruise.
The producers of The Real World and Making the Band are looking for help with their next show; e.mail them with your gripes about past casts and ideas for their 10th season. Also, they’re developing a new show, and this one is open to an “older” (emphasis on the quotes) crowd. It’s called Singles Cruise, and involves 16 single people on a cruise ship for two weeks. Those chosen will “embark on a singles cruise for a series of revolving match-up dates and sexy games” while trying to not get voted off the ship. Application details are here; deadline is this Saturday. There are also open casting calls in Chicago, Dallas, SF and Miami.

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.