Kathy “persuaded the producers to let the contestants keep the money.”

Kathy “persuaded the producers to let the contestants keep the money.”
On most celebrity reality TV shows, the money won goes to charity, but not on Celebrity Mole Hawaii. And participant Kathy Griffin says that’s because of her. “[P]eople like us, we need that money,” she told the AP. She also says that she only agreed to do the show because Queen Latifah was going to be on, but couldn’t drop out once Queen Latifah did, and adds that on the show she “thought I would cry less” and “thought I would get in fewer fights.”
+ also: find out which celebrity was “executed.”

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.