Richard Branson will star in FOX series.

Richard Branson will star in FOX series.
Billionaire reality TV series are clearly the next big thing as networks race to copy The Apprentice. Following ABC’s plans to produce a show with Mark Cuban, FOX is creating a series with Virgin’s Richard Branson. Richard’s Big Adventure “will follow Branson and the contestants on a six-week global tour.” Reuters reports that Branson “will impart his wisdom and test the youngsters with various dilemmas. He will eliminate one of the contestants each week, leaving them on an airport tarmac as the remaining players set off on their next mission.” No word about what the winner will receive.

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.