Married by America debuts tonight.

Married by America debuts tonight.
Yet again a reality TV show will serve as matchmaker and create five new couples, but this time, the couples won’t even meet until they’re engaged. That’s the premise of FOX’s Married by America, debuting tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The three-hour debut will air for two hours tonight and conclude tomorrow night at 9 p.m.; then the show moves to Mondays at 9 p.m. Viewers and family members and friends of the singles will participate in the matchmaking process. The couples will get engaged next Monday and then the show “will follow each couple as they live together and plan a wedding before deciding whether to marry,” according to USA TODAY. The show’s producer says “60 percent of marriages around the world are arranged” and that made him wonder, “Can you learn to love?”, The Arizona Republic reports.
+ also: read the sequestering memo from Married By America producers to participants.

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.