A&E needs help titling show.

A&E needs help titling show.
A&E is still feeling insecure about the title of its upcoming reality TV show set in a morturay home, so its asking for help titling it. A Hollywood Reporter article announcing the show said its title, Dearly Departed, was tentative, and that’s still the case more than a month later. A message posted by TV Barn offers suggested titles, and asks recipients which ones they like best. The new titles include obvious constructions, such as R.I.P. and The Funeral Home, but mostly they’re knee-slappers like Working Stiffs, Dying to Meet You, Family Plots, and Good Mourning (doh!). The message also offers details about the cast, which includes “three beautiful sisters, their quick-tempered father, a bizarre funeral director known as ‘Rainman,’ and an endless stream of corpses.”

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.