reality TV stars are everywhere.

reality TV stars are everywhere.
Turn on the TV this summer and you’re likely to see a reality TV alum–even if you’re not watching a reality TV show. Kelly from The Real World New Orleans popped up on Bands on the Run last Sunday, and Temptation Island‘s Mandy Lauderdale has (and may continue to) help co-host MTV’s TRL from the Keys. Also on MTV, The Real World Hawaii‘s Teck is hosting Say What? Karaoke. This August, Susan Hawk and Jeff Varner will appear on USA’s Cannonball Run, joined midway through the race by Temptation Island‘s Kaya; the New York Daily News reports that the show’s producer asks, “Who better to put in it than people who’ve already been through a reality-show competition?”

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.

about the writer

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.