what the hell happened to Alex McLeod, “host” of Joe Millionaire?

what the hell happened to Alex McLeod, “host” of Joe Millionaire?
For some viewers, the biggest mystery surrounding Joe Millionaire was where the hell the host, Alex McLeod, was. As Entertainment Weekly points out, “In the six episodes leading up to the Fox hit’s finale, she barely mustered five minutes of screen time–total.” So where was the former Trading Spaces host? Even she doesn’t know. Of her job introducing the necklace ceremonies, Alex says, “I had no idea that would be my only role on the show. … The way they produced my role was a bit stilted.” Also, she has no sympathy for the women on the show: “They had a private butler, private chef, private plane. What in the world is there to bitch about?”
+ also: Joe Millionaire reunion/follow-up show airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

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.