UK’s Channel Five plans show featuring past reality TV contestants.

UK’s Channel Five plans show featuring past reality TV contestants.
The UK’s Channel Five is planning to air Back to Reality, a show that will feature contestants from past reality TV shows, including Pop Idol, Big Brother, Survivor and I’m a Celebrity…. The network calls the show “the last word in reality TV,” and Ananova reports its producer says it “is intended to be a fun show and not about deprivation.” Also, the show “will be sold to the US if it proves a hit.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.