study finds Big Brother 2, Osbournes have most objectionable content.

study finds Big Brother 2, Osbournes have most objectionable content.
The Parents Television Council examined broadcast and cable reality TV shows to determine which shows are the cleanest and which are the most offensive. With “a combined average of 140.5 instances of offensive content per hour,” The Osbournes was cables most offensive reality TV show, while Bands on the Run has the most sexual content. Citing incidents including the Justin knife incident, the group found Big Brother 2 to be the most offensive show on a broadcast network, while Chains of Love had the most sexual content. The study examined shows for “three types of content: sexual references, foul language, and violence.” No Boundaries was found to be one of the “cleanest reality shows.” The study looked at the first four episodes of shows that aired from Jan. 1 to May 1 of this year.

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.