Jessica’s sister Ashley getting her own show, is “very fascinated” by Newlyweds.

Jessica’s sister Ashlee getting her own show; Jessica gets $3 million merch deal.
Get ready for another Simpson’s life to be chronicled on TV: “MTV is shooting a pilot for a reality program about [Jessica Simpson’s] sister, Ashlee Simpson,” MTV News reports. Although she’s shooting the pilot and cutting her own record, 7th Heaven actress Ashlee might not be as bad as her tuna fish-for-brains sister; she says they’ve “always, always been into such different music” and cites punk rock along with rock from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s as influences. Ashlee says that she is “very fascinated with” Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and “watch[es] it all the time.”
+ also: Jessica signs merchandise deal “that should net her more than $3 million in the next few months alone.”
+ and: role in I Dream of Jeannie film not a certainty yet.

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.