Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.

Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.
The second Bachelorette concluded with the “most amazing finale ever,” which included both a love connection and a proposal–and a broken heart. Small chandeliers dangling from her ears, Meredith professed her love for Ian, and then they had the most abbreviated proposal in the history of the universe. Ian got down on his knee, nuzzled her stomach, and expressed his shock that he was proposing. Then they spoke from the bottoms of their souls: “Will you?” “Yes!” “You will?” “Yes.” Before that poetic moment, though, she had to dump Matthew’s ass back into the limo. On the ride to talk to her, Matthew said, “I’m in love with Meredith.” On the ride after being dumped, he said, “This is insane. This is crazy. … The saddest thing about all this is that my heart is with someone that doesn’t want me. … Am I a fool to do what I’ve done?” To paraphrase Meredith and Ian, “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.”

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.