Real…Hillbillies creator wants viewers to “fall back in love with my people.”

Real…Hillbillies creator wants viewers to “fall back in love with my people.”
The creator of the heavily protested The Real Beverly Hillbillies says he created the show because “I thought if America can fall in love with Ozzy Osbourne after they got to know him, why couldn’t they fall back in love with my people?” The Orlando Sentinel profiles both the show’s major opponent, the newly-founded Center for Rural Strategies, and the show’s creator, Dub Cornett, who is “[a] railroad worker’s son from Appalachia, Va.,” and a producer who worked both as manager for Lucinda Williams and on the soundtrack for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” On the show’s future, the paper reports, “Though CBS has so far declined to officially cancel Cornett’s Hillbillies project for eternity, it will never be aired if its opponents have their way.”

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.