Brittany banished.

Brittany banished.
Continuing the trend, the most interesting/slash-controversial/non-boring person was banished from the Big Brother Wednesday; this time, it was once-pink haired Brittany. A campaign by George’s wife and people in Rockford, Ill., to oust Brittany seems to have been successful–that, or they’ll just get the blame for Brittany’s banishment, since, in order to protect George, they organized a free phone bank for people to call in and banish Brittany. (Note to reality TV show producers: Maybe it’s not the best idea in the world to let the public vote people off your island; how long would Rich–and the suspense and interest–have lasted if the public had a say in the voting on that other show?)

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.