“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.

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.