TV critics declare reality TV dead.

TV critics declare reality TV dead.
At their annual conference, the nation’s TV critics unanimously voted to declare reality TV “really really over.” In-between sessions where they received promotional items and pre-written columns, the critics also voted to stick their fingers in their ears and close their eyes and go “na-na-na-na-na” every time anyone mentions one of the more than a dozen reality TV shows currently on the air. “Honestly, we’re tired of people far less talented and more stupider than us making more money than us and becoming famous just by eating worms and living without deodorant for weeks,” one critic told a wire service. “Plus, who watches those shows? Now, the sit-com–there’s a genre that’s taking off!”

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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.