producers say there will be a Joe Schmo sequel; audience grew by 61 percent.

producers say there will be a Joe Schmo sequel; audience grew by 61 percent.
Since the premiere of Spike TV’s The Joe Schmo Show “has grown 61% since the premiere in September, and talks about a second season are underway,” the New York Daily News reports. Producers are looking for a way to create a sequel; “We will find another Joe Schmo,” cocreator Paul Wernick says. How’d they find even one guy so willing to be manipulated? Not through auditions which attract every media whore on both sides of the Mississippi. Instead, producers “went into the field to find people not searching for the exposure.” That gave the show “the most real reality show contestant that anyone has ever seen on a reality show,” Wernick says. The eighth of 10 episodes airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

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.