Survivor, American High, Bands on the Run, Road Rules get Emmy nods.

Survivor, American High, Bands on the Run, Road Rules get Emmy nods.
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and four true (at least, by my definition) reality TV shows were nominated. The new categories seem odd, at best, especially when looking at the other shows that American High is up against; could they be more different? (And how Road Rules got nominated but shows like The Mole did not is baffling.) Anyway, the nominees:

non-fiction program–reality

  • American High (FOX)
  • The Awful Truth with Michael Moore (Bravo)
  • The E! True Hollywood Story (E!)
  • Taxicab Confessions (HBO)
  • Trauma Life in the ER (TLC)

non-fiction program–special class

  • Bands on the Run (VH1)
  • Eco-Challenge Borneo (USA)
  • Junkyard Wars (TLC)
  • Road Rules Maximum Velocity Tour (MTV)
  • Survivor (CBS)

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.