producers of Survivor parody say they were threatened.

producers of Survivor parody film say they were threatened with legal action.
The producers of a Survivor parody film called “Wilderness Survivor: The Game” say they’ve been threatened by agents of the real CBS show. Buddy Howard and Gregory L. Corner III say they’ve received five calls telling them to “kill” the film or else there will be “legal action and possible future blackballing within the industry”; they say the calls were received after they sent copies of the film to Showtime and Comedy Central, both of which are owned by CBS’ parent company, Viacom. A CBS spokesperson “doubted whether the calls were even made,” but then said, “It sounds to me like (Howard and Corner) are infringing upon our copyrights,” the AP reports.

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.