paranoid Tammy Faye didn’t take off makeup, shower while on Surreal Life.

paranoid Tammy Faye didn’t take off makeup, shower while on Surreal Life.
Tammy Faye Messner was paranoid about what the cameras might catch during her stay in The Surreal Life 2 house. “I went to bed with my panty hose on and my long pajamas and a robe, so that if I turned over, they wouldn’t see anything,” she tells TV Guide, after explaining that she left her makeup on all the time, except in the bathroom. She adds, “I didn’t take a shower for four days because they couldn’t convince me that there weren’t cameras in the bathroom.” TV Guide asks her about the penile implant episode of her old TV show, and she says, “Christians love sex, too. Heck, we’re not Puritans.” Apparently, though, she still can’t bring herself to say the word “penis,” adding that Ron Jeremy “was just the big guy who’d brought his little pet turtle to the house. I liked him.”

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.