The Family returns tonight.

The Family returns tonight.
ABC’s The Family returns tonight from a four-month break–it was pulled in March for low ratings/war coverage/whatever excuse will work. The two-hour episode, starting at 9 p.m. ET, will recap the show’s first three episodes, which aired earlier. Then the show’s six remaining episodes will air in its normal time slot on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ABC chair Lloyd Braun tells the Palm Beach Post, “I don’t think anything went wrong with it. We just scheduled it with too many other reality shows, and it got completely lost in the mix and never got the spotlight I think that show deserves.”

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.