UK net pulls show after legal threats from men who pursued a transsexual.

UK net pulls show after legal threats from men who pursued a transsexual.
In America, if you get screwed over by reality TV show producers, you suck it up and smile because you know it’ll make you even more likely to get a job doing whatever washed-up reality TV show contestants do (witness The Joe Schmo Show, Joe Millionaire, and Boy Meets Boy). If that happens in the UK, you sue, especially if you say you’ve “been tricked into kissing, cuddling and holding hands with” a pre-op transsexual. On There’s Something About Miriam, seven single men competed for Miriam, who “only discover the truth when Miriam pick[ed] the winner and then lift[ed] up her skirt,” The Guardian reports. One contestant punched a producer; six of the contestants threatened to sue late last week (claiming, among other things, “conspiracy to commit sexual assualt”) and Sky TV caved in; the show will not be included on the schedule.

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.