FOX plans My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, which features lots of lying.

FOX plans My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, which features lots of lying.
FOX has ordered six episodes of My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, which debuts Monday, Jan. 19. The complicated, twist-filled premise involves a 23-year-old woman trying “to make her family believe that she has gone on a reality show and become engaged to ‘Steve.'” Randi “thinks that if she can make it through her wedding without admitting that she barely knows Steve, her family will get $500,000,” and she also “thinks that Steve is also a reality show contestant trying to fool his own family,” according to Zap2it.com. However–yes, there’s more–“Steve is an actor cast to be as obnoxious as possible to destroy the wedding. His friends and family are actors as well.” So basically the fake fake fiance is going to try to trash her fake wedding along with his fake family and friends, while she tries to fake out her real family while she gets fake married. Only on FOX.

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.