convicts may be the next contestants on a (proposed) reality TV show.

convicts may be the next contestants on a (proposed) reality TV show.
If a proposed show gets developed, ex-convicts might be the next cast of a reality TV show–and we’re not talking about the next cast of Big Brother 2. Danger Island will put 12 convicted felons on an island to compete for $1 million; they’ll have to escape from “professional manhunters” in order to keep going. According to the show’s site, “[t]he prize will be given to the victim of the winner’s last crime.” The show’s site also asks visitors to lobby the networks to put the show on the air.

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.