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.

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.