Jenna leaves Survivor All-Stars.

Jenna leaves Survivor All-Stars.
Instead of competing in the immunity challenge, the Survivor All-Stars watched Jenna head for a boat. Although she’d received no new information about her ailing mother’s condition, she left anyway, saying she’d “made a bad judgment call” by participating in the game. Jenna’s mother died eight days after she returned. Jeff Probst didn’t get all bitchy with her like he did when Osten quit, but did ask the other survivors what they thought of Jenna’s decision. Besides currently appearing in a public service announcement about dissection and on the Heidi and Jenna Official 2004 Calendar, Jenna will be online chatting live today at 2:30 p.m. ET.
+ also: Survivor moves to Wednesday on March 17 and 24 because of basketball.

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.