Dan asked producers to eliminate him; was one of NBC’s Lost winners.

Dan asked producers to eliminate him; was one of NBC’s Lost winners.
Straight guy Dan said on a radio show that “[t]here was a lot of fun partying–it was hysterical. I wish you guys could have seen it” but says that because of his friendships, he “walked into the producers office and said, ‘Guys, this is just wrong. I’m not going to do the show any more. I had fun for three days, I appreciate it, but I’m quitting,” the Windy City Times reports. The producers told him they would make sure he was eliminated, and says that’s why “it’s no coincidence that they put me up against two of the finalists, because those were his favorites at that time.” Dan was asked by an NBC exec to be on Bravo’s Boy Meets Boy because he’d won the second season of NBC’s Lost (remember that?). His NBC Lost bio says he once dated Punky Brewster herself, Soleil Moon-Frye.

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.