NASCAR, gay country singers, Mayflower all may get reality TV shows.

NASCAR, gay country singers, Mayflower all may get reality TV shows.
New concepts for reality TV shows keep coming. FX and NASCAR may team up to produce a show “involving the stock car racing circuit” and “would definitely be unscripted,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. No other details have been planned; they’re expected to make a deal within the next couple months. … Songwriter Larry Dvoskin is currently recruiting people to find “the first openly gay male country singer” for a show he “hopes to produce in summer 2003″. He doesn’t yet have a network but says “[t]he response has been tremendous” from possible contestants. … In the UK, ITN is planning a Big Brother-style show aboard a replica of the Mayflower originally intended to be used as a tourist attraction. After the ship is built within the next two years, it may “[retrace] the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers which set off from the Mayflower Steps nearly 400 years ago.”

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.