“foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India.”

“foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India.”
While Popstars is doing well, reality TV shows such as The Amazing Race aren’t overly popular in India. One person interviewed by The Times of India suggests that’s because “foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India, like bungee-jumping or ski-diving, making it difficult for the Indian viewer to relate to.” The article also reveals that Survivor 2 was well-received but was pulled from the air there because animal killings violated the Prevention of Cruelty Towards Animals Act.

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.

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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.