last week in reality TV.

last week in reality TV.
Here’s a brief review of major and minor things that happened in the world of reality TV, while this site was on hiatus: The cast of Survivor Thailand was announced, and commercials for the show suggest the group will be immediately broken into two tribes based on sex. The show debuts Sept. 19. … The second season of The Osbournes will feature a new cast member. Sharon and Ozzy adopted 18-year-old Robert Marcato after his mother died two weeks ago of colon cancer–which Sharon is currently being treated for. … On Big Brother 3, a new twist allowed Amy, one of the four evicted house guests, to re-enter the house; she promptly won head of household. This Wednesday, a special two-hour live show at 9 p.m. ET will feature Sheryl Crow, who will enter the house and perform three songs. … FOX will produce six global versions of Temptation Island, starting with a Spanish-language version for Telemundo. … Long before the third season begins, CBS is already casting for The Amazing Race 4. … The Real World San Francisco cast member and cartoonist Judd Winick is responsible for creating the gay character in the Green Lantern comic book series; last week it was revealed the character will be the victim of a hate crime in an upcoming issue.

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.