“watched a little of The Osbournes” equals “never seen any reality show.”

“watched a little of The Osbournes” equals “never seen any reality show.”
Jessica Simpson says that before she and Nick began production on Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, they “sat down in the very beginning and wanted it to be reality.” She tells MTV, “We have never seen any reality show. Believe it or not, I don’t know what ‘The Bachelor’ or any of that [is about]. I’ve never watched anything.” But then she says, “We had watched a little of ‘The Osbournes,’ but I think it made us walk into it with a really fresh vibe.” Jessica, girlfriend, what do you think The Osbournes is? Science fiction? News? Get a clue. In addition to working on her sitcom for ABC–on which, she says, “I definitely wanna play into who I am on the ‘Newlyweds,’ not as a wife, but just who I am up here [points to head]”–Jessica and Nick will record an album of duets sometime next year. But none of that Sonny and Cher crap for them: “We’re not going to do ‘I Got You Babe,’ because that’s what people’s ‘clever ideas’ are.”

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.

about the writer

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.