Joe M wanted to leave because “the girls were so nice and pure and innocent.”

Joe M wanted to leave because “the girls were so nice and pure and innocent.”
The Next Joe Millionaire says “[t]here were times that I wanted to leave Italy because the girls were so nice and pure and innocent, and I was deceiving them.” David Smith says he decided to do the show because “I’m 24, I’ve never been out of the country before, and I’ve got nothing to lose.” FOX’s Mike Darnell says that the women, who were subject to lie detector tests to make sure they’d never heard of the first series, found David to be “their image of a typical, boorish American, until they find out he’s got $80 million. Then, all of a sudden, he’s attractive.”
+ also: “Hard to believe this is the best Fox can do to follow up last season’s wonderfully subversive postmodern gem of wholly mean-spirited reality TV.”

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.

about the writer

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.