unions picket Real World Philly house.

unions picket Real World Philly house.
The Real World Philadelphia will be filmed at the historic Seamen’s Church Institute, and it’s already the site of drama. Union picketers began demonstrating in front of the building, because a nonunion contractor was hired to do work in the space. Some union officials told the Philadelphia Enquirer that “they might overlook the nonunion labor involved in the Real World rehab because they believe that the MTV exposure would be a plus for Philadelphia and workers in its film and television industry.” But the picketing union workers promised to be all up in MTV’s face: “When they start filming, we plan to be here.”

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.