NBC not producing show hosted by kidnapping victims called “Survive This!”

NBC not producing show hosted by kidnapping victims called “Survive This!”
What appeared to be a report of a reality TV show hosted by the teenage kidnapping and rape victims is, in fact, satire. “The two girls kidnapped and raped in the Antelope Valley are set to go Hollywood,”the piece’s subtitle read, and it went on to describe a show that “will feature the crime victims introducing a new slate of contestants each week” who would “have 48 hours to find safety at a remote building made to resemble a rural sheriff’s station” while being pursued by “several paroled repeat sex offenders.” The writer told Zap2it.com that the story of the two girls telling their story in the media “begged for this kind of treatment”; he also said about half of the piece’s readers read it as satire, while the other half assumed it was real.

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.