the Super Bowl vs. reality TV.

the Super Bowl vs. reality TV.
Non-football fans who are into gay guys making over straight guys, home decorating, or fabulous celebrities living together are in luck on Sunday. While most of the free world tunes in to CBS to stuff their faces and scratch their balls, some other networks are offer reality TV-related marathons.

Starting at noon, Bravo runs a slapshot Queer Eye for the Straight Guy marathon, airing seven episodes out of order, and includes two airings of the making-of-the-video ep. Then, while Bravo switches to a Gay Weddings marathon, NBC picks up the gay ball at 8 p.m. ET with a repeat of the John B. episode, and follows that with two brand-new episodes of Queer Eye that will later repeat on Bravo.

Competing for the makeover and hosts-wearing-leather-pants audience, TLC will air Trading Spaces from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including the $100,000 episode at 10, and then from 7 p.m. to midnight. The WB gets into the game with a marathon of all three The Surreal Life episodes, starting at 6 p.m. ET.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.