Sheryl out; Justin calls his critics “idiot[s]”; jury will vote for winner.

Sheryl out; Justin calls his critics “idiot[s]”; jury will vote for winner.
By a vote of 5 to 3, Sheryl–who head of household Mike nominated in an attempt to force the rest of the housemates to vote for Nicole–was banished from the Big Brother 2 house. The beginning and the end of the show, however, focused on Justin, showing some of his misogynistic and violent behavior and showing what lead up to the knife incident–but not actual moment itself. In an interview with Julie, Justin said, “If there’s anyone that could perceive that as an act of violence or as a threat, then you’re an idiot.” Also, Julie Chen revealed that Sheryl would return at the end as part of a jury to vote for the winner–another element borrowed from Survivor.
+ plus: critic: cancel Big Brother 2 now.
+ and: BB2 could be historic–if it gets cancelled.
+ also: backlash over pay-per-view web feeds.
+ and: why did no one intervene when Justin pulled the knife?

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.