Team Guido: villains or nice guys?

Team Guido: villains or nice guys?
Every good reality TV show needs a villain, and The Amazing Race has two great ones: Team Guido, otherwise known as Joe & Bill. The past two elimination episodes, they’ve narrowly edged out two popular teams, Nancy & Emily and Kevin & Drew, and on the show, there appeared to be not much love between the six of them. However, on The Early Show a few weeks ago, Nancy revealed that the two teams “kind of made up,” and said she recently visited and stayed overnight with Joe and Bill. Two posts in Mighty Big TV’s forums offer even more insight: In one, a high school history teacher says that after an assignment about the show led to an essay by a student who “wrote about what it was like to be a gay teen in a rural school,” Joe & Bill “have offered advice and guidance” to the student. Another post recaps Kevin & Drew’s appearance on a radio show and reveals that Team Guido will be the ring bearers at Drew’s upcoming wedding. So, while we may love to hate them on the show–a la Richard Hatch–evidence suggests they may not be all that bad in real life.

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.