“tremendous positive reaction to … aspirational” Latino reality TV shows.

“tremendous positive reaction to … aspirational” Latino reality TV shows.
Audiences have “had tremendous positive reaction to the aspirational aspects of” reality TV shows produced by Telemundo for Hispanic audiences, a Telemundo VP tells the New York Times. Mimi Belt says, “Disrespect, viciousness, sarcastic humor don’t work for us. If conflict is out of hand, we may edit it out of the show.” While that may mean the network won’t produce a version of Paradise Hotel any time soon, they have had success with a friendly version of American Idol, although a version of Temptation Island wasn’t as well-received because of “its strong sexual content and its goal of tempting couples into cheating on their partners,” the paper reports.

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.