Mark Burnett says he wasn’t “thrilled” about Richard’s unexpected nudity.

Mark Burnett says he wasn’t “thrilled” about Richard’s unexpected nudity.
Mark Burnett tells the AP that Richard Hatch’s naked ass on Survivor All-Stars wasn’t planned or amusing: “How could I be thrilled to look at that every day? I wasn’t thrilled.” He also lies, I mean, says, “Didn’t hope, didn’t care. You know, but it happened. I don’t have expectations. I just know, this game of social psychology makes itself.” Of course, if that were true, the editing bay wouldn’t be overusing the blurry spot. Burnett, master of metaphors, compares his role in the show to that of a chef: “It’s like a cake. You put the ingredients. You put it in the oven, turn it to 350 or whatever and it cooks.” Richard, by the way, is being sought by a Michigan town for being “in violation of the township’s blight law,” according to the Herald-Palladium. That’s not for baring his nipples during the family hour, but because there’s a burned-out house on property he owns there.

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.