Big Brother 4, Paradise Hotel do well; ABC bombs with reality yet again.

Big Brother 4, Paradise Hotel do well; ABC bombs with reality yet again.
Paradise Hotel‘s 6.8 million viewers led FOX to a win in the 18 to 49 demographic category on Wednesday night, while Big Brother 4‘s 9.8 million viewers helped that network win with more overall viewers overall. There wasn’t much rejoicing at ABC, though, where the second episode of The Real Roseanne didn’t do very well, and where the return of The Family did even worse; together they “kept the network in last place for the night,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Roseanne’s ABC Family show is on hold while she has a hysterectomy next week, which an assistant told the AP is not “life-threatening.” The ABC reality show has already concluded filming so it will not be affected.

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.