Jessica trades gaffes with W, while her sister Ashlee gets her own MTV show.

Jessica trades gaffes with W, while her sister Ashlee gets her own MTV show.
Jessica Simpson’s dad is pimping out his other daughter to MTV. Jessica’s sister Ashlee will star in her own reality TV show, curiously titled Ashlee. Like Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, the new six-episode series is produced by their father and manager, Joe Simpson. It “will show people all the hard work it takes to cut an album, and I’m excited for everyone to see this and live it right along with me,” Ashlee says. In Washington at a Ford’s Theatre fundraiser, her sister Jessica was mentioned by President George W. Bush, who said, “Jessica Simpson is here with us, which means we’ve finally introduced reality TV to the Lincoln Theater,” the Washington Post reports. Sadly, they were in Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln was shot. Not to be outdone, especially by the President, Jessica told Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, “You’ve done a nice job decorating the White House.”

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.