show seeks “next domestic icon”; Mark Burnett producing missing children show.

show seeks “next domestic icon”; Mark Burnett producing missing children show.
A competition to find the next Martha Stewart is being produced by LMNO Productions for CBS. The Apprentice- or Top Model-like show that will feature competitions between “12 people who have ability in the lifestyle arena and … who can become this country’s next domestic icon,” its producer says. (CBS is currently accepting applications.) Eric Schotz says the competition “will most likely take place in the Northeast, in a Connecticut-style farmhouse that’s our version of the reality mansion.” Hey, maybe Martha will rent her house to them, since she won’t be needing it pretty soon. Elsewhere, Mark Burnett is producing a “reality show that will chronicle the heart-wrenching searches for kidnapped children.” According to TV Week, Recovery “will follow a case from after a child’s abduction through the search to the reunion of the child with his or her parents.” CBS ordered a pilot but has not yet picked up the series.

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.