FOX wants new reality show with Paris, but not Nicole; adds Simple Life episode.

FOX wants new reality show with Paris, but not Nicole; adds Simple Life episode.
FOX is showing no love for Nicole Richie, as the network is “now in talks with [Nicole’s best friend Paris] Hilton to star in another reality show. Word is Hilton could get up to $3 million for her next TV foray, but that her comedic co-star Nicole Richie is not included,” according to the New York Post. Nicole might want to fire up her video camera to increase her value to the network. In the New York Times, David Carr, who really should stick to business reporting and stop trying his hand at “satire,” suggests a sequel that involves “Ms. Hilton and Ms. Richie handing off their apartments and social calendars to rural counterparts.” Also, in order to squeeze more out of The Simple Life, especially since the network ordered only seven episodes originally, FOX will air repeats of the first two eps this Thursday at 9 p.m. ET, and will also air a marathon of the first four episodes on Dec. 30. Plus, a bonus Christmas episode will air Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
+ also: FOX exec says, “You’re going to see a lot of shows with celebrities put into weird situations.”

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.