the adult industry embraces reality TV.

the adult industry embraces reality TV.
The adult industry has two new reality-TV related offerings, both spotted by Fleshbot. (Some of the links here are probably not safe for work, unless you work for yourself or don’t particularly care for your job.) Joe Porn Star appears to be a legitimate competition sponsored by, which “is searching for an average guy who wants to make his porn star fantasies come true,” AVN Online reports. The winner will “get to bang 25 hot chicks on cam,” according to the site’s graceful description; applications are being accepted. American Porn Star, however, appears to use reality TV as the “plot” for gay porn. It seems like a quasi-legitimate rip-off of American Idol, complete with a host named Jason Sechrest and a site that looks familiar. But all bets are off once the “judges” start taking off their clothes and getting into the action (watch the trailer).

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.