reality TV star gets apology, money because of the way he was portrayed.

reality TV star gets apology, money because of the way he was portrayed.
For the first time, a cast member of a reality TV show has sued and won because of the way they were portrayed on a show. Castaway participant Ron Copsey has been paid £16,000 by both the BBC and the production company that produced the show. The cast member went to court because “he was made to appear violent against women after it was made to seem he had thrown a chair at a female contestant.” The BBC has also apologized to him, and a spokesperson says they “have amended the ambiguous voiceover line so it couldn’t be taken as meaning that he had thrown the chair at a fellow Castaway.”

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.