Paradise Hotel accepting applications.

Paradise Hotel accepting applications.
Want to join the cast of Paradise Hotel? An application and rules on FOX’s site allow viewers to apply to be part of the action. Host Amanda Byram says, “The beauty of [the selection process] is the person who gets voted on will actually know more about … the backbiting and the bitchy gossip than the guests themselves, which is very, ha-ha, evil.” The rules: you have to be 21, single, childless, and a US resident–and, of course, be willing to be skanky on national TV. Speaking of, astute viewers of the premiere may have recognized Toni, who appeared earlier on FOX’s Love Cruise. Also, those living in Canada can now watch the show, which will be simulcast on Global; in a press release [PDF] about the simulcast, the production company calls it “the largest reality show ever produced in America.”
+ also: “the first time a reality show is asking for viewers to enter the game while it is already in play.”

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.