satire: Real World needs to fill “eating-disorder slot”; FOX plans Mind Fuck 2.

satire: Real World needs to fill “eating-disorder slot”; FOX plans Mind Fuck 2.
The Onion tackles reality TV in its latest issue with an infographic listing some of FOX’s “new [reality TV] shows.” On their satirical list: Chained to the Leg of Cloris Leachman, Slaughterhouse Live, and Mind Fuck 2: Celebrity Mind Fuck. In the paper’s current News in Brief section, it satirizes The Real World‘s casting, reporting that “the eating-disorder slot for the cast of Real World 13: Paris remains unfilled. ‘We’re still trying to find a hot young bulimic or anorexic, ideally with bisexual leanings,’ [executive producer Jon] Murray said. ‘We found a woman who was perfect, except she was Asian, and we already had our non-black minority slot filled.’ Murray said that as a last resort, he has a perky blonde sexual-abuse victim ready to go.”

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.