Cara’s brother works for Tom Daschle; her fame has “affect[ed] his work.”

Cara’s brother works for Tom Daschle; her fame has “affect[ed] his work.”
The Real World Chicago‘s Cara is the sister of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s speechwriter, Jeff Nussbaum. That “his little sister Cara’s sex life might in any way affect his work” was unexpected, Jake Tapper reports; Jeff and his famous sister have been mentioned in Roll Call twice now. Cara tells Salon, “I guess I didn’t understand how selfish it was” to go on the show without thinking about the effects it would have on others like her brother, and says she wishes she had “this sort of reserved control that my brother has.”

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.

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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.