now in its first season, ESPN’s Beg, Borrow & Deal is casting for season two.

now in its first season, ESPN’s Beg, Borrow & Deal is casting for season two.
A few weeks ago (oops!) ESPN debuted Beg, Borrow & Deal, a show that’s sort of like Lost or The Amazing Race, except it takes place in the US and involves sports. Two teams of four “were dropped off in Times Square New York City without any money, credit cards or any other resources” and they have to “complete 10 tasks from a list of 40 and get to Al Capone’s cell on Alcatraz Island.” The tasks are sports-related–for example, “be a cheerleader for an NBA team during a regulation NBA game” or “work in the pit crew of a NASCAR team during a NASCAR race”–and the teams have to abide by certain rules governing their begging, borrowing, and dealing. The winners get tickets to four championship sporting events next year. ESPN is currently looking for contestants for a second season of the show.

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.