Rocco sued over bad food, poor service.

Rocco sued over bad food, poor service.
The crappy food and awful service was a source of drama on The Restaurant, and now they’re the source of a lawsuit against Rocco. His business partners, including Jeffrey Chodorow, claim Rocco “has spent insufficient time on the food and service at the restaurant and has not devoted the time and effort needed to operate the restaurant in a financially responsible manner.” The Daily News reports that Chodorow’s company “poured $3 million into Rocco’s 22nd St.,” and wants to “oust DiSpirito from his namesake joint.” In a statement reproduced by the New York Times, Rocco says that actually, it was his idea to sue first: “I have refrained for months from suing Jeffrey Chodorow. … I look forward to having him held accountable for his actions.” The Times also reports that production on the second season has been completed, and it will air later this spring.
+ also: is Rocco neglecting his other restaurants and “spending more time at Rocco’s on 22nd Street, his television-created spaghetti parlor”?

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.