Jon and Stacy win Trading Spaces Home Free with 70 percent of the vote.

Jon and Stacy win Trading Spaces Home Free with 70 percent of the vote.
With 70 percent of the public’s vote, Jon and Stacy Laymon won Trading Spaces Home Free. Live from Orlando, Paige Davis first announced the twist: Each couple had the option of going for all or half of the $350,000 prize. Late in the show it was revealed that both teams were confident and wrote “all”; thus, Angel and Vilma didn’t receive any cash. Amid the cheers from Jon and Stacy’s friends, family, and fans, Paige told losers Angel and Vilma–who risked everything–“you’re the strongest couple I’ve ever met, ever.” Certainly that felt better than $350,000 or $175,000. Paige, by the way, has spent the last eight weeks in Central Florida, and she tells the Orlando Sentinel that the best part of the area is “The outlets. I loooove the Premium outlets.”
+ also: columnist: “Trading Spaces was all the rage” until “TLC got greedy.”

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.

about the writer

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.