Charla: “I can handle anything now.”

Charla: “I can handle anything now.”
In a mostly substance-less interview with the Pioneer Press–which doesn’t even ask Paradise Hotel winner Charla Pihlstrom why she kept all the money for herself rather than split it with Dave–Charla says that on the show, “I learned that I’m a strong person, and I think I can handle anything now.” Rather than move to LA like so many other reality TV show contestants, the paper reports that all she wants to do eventually is “buy a house, get married and have kids someday.” Presently, “she’s working as a waitress, modeling part time and planning to go back to college, using the money she won on the show.”

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.