future shows: The Big Shot’s overachievers, Ivana Trump, Gilligan’s Island cast member clones, Outback Jack’s city women, two new Bachelors.

future show announcements

  • The Bachelor, and maybe The Bachelorette, will return for at least two more seasons.
  • Blue 13 Productions is casting for The Big Shot, which “pits over-achievers from a variety of backgrounds into an unusual and challenging real-world environment that will test their abilities to succeed at any cost.”
  • $2 million in prizes will be offered for the Las Vegas-based Business Chamber’s proposed reality show The Venture, which “gives the winning contestant $1,000,000 to start their own business or improve the one they have. Viewers also have a chance to win $1,000,000 just for guessing ‘The Venture’ show winner.”
  • Ivana Trump’s agent says “two networks are vying for” the reality series she’s shopping.
  • Mike Fleiss producing Gilligan’s Island series for TBS; Gilligan’s Island will debut late this year and “will feature a group of people who embody the essence of the characters they represent.”
  • TBS will also air Outback Jack “12 beautiful, sophisticated and pampered city women board a plane,” parachute into the outback, and pursue a “rugged hero.”
  • ABC will air The Great Domestic Showdown May 25 and 26, searching for a new Martha Stewart–just like CBS is doing.
  • 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.