next up: The Real World San Diego.

next up: The Real World San Diego.
Open calls continue this weekend for the 14th season of The Real World. Those selected will head to California, the show’s third visit to the state, and live in San Diego, according to The Boston Herald (second item). The paper reports Hundreds of aspiring reality TV stars” showed up for auditions, as did Road Rules South Pacific cast member Donell, who said he “beat the odds … [as] the first-ever overweight cast member … It feels good to start a trend. … If me being fat makes me somebody better than you, I’m gonna do that.” The Real World San Diego is scheduled to begin shooting this August; the 13th season, set in Paris, debuts Tuesday on MTV.

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.