American Candidate profiles posted.

American Candidate profiles posted.
After the application deadline passed for American Candidate, Showtime began posting candidate profiles and information on the show’s web site, adding more every day this month. The 12 finalists will be announced in June, but in the meantime, you can search for candidates based upon criteria such as age, region, religion, ethnicity, and occupation. Their profile pages include campaign diary blogs, biographical information, and video. You can also choose to “support” a candidate by clicking the “support me” icon on pages of people you like. (The most supported candidate is currently a white guy in a suit named Joe Caulfield, who says “I have immense compassion for humanity! As President I would feed our hungry, house our homeless, heal our sick, and educate our illiterate!” He has more than a quarter of a million “supporters” who apparently have an affinity for exclamation points.) The show is also coordinating Meetups for those interested in the show, and candidates and their supporters.

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.