ITV show Vote for Me will search for candidate for House of Commons seat.

ITV show Vote for Me will search for candidate for House of Commons seat.
Next year, both the US and the UK could have politicians selected via reality TV shows. Showtime is airing American Candidate this summer, and now the UK’s ITV is planning Vote for Me, a show that will select someone who can then run for a seat in the House of Commons. Of course, you can run for Parliament (or President) anyway, but the shows offer lots of free face time. ITV’s web site for the show says that “volunteer entrants will only be eligible if they have no affiliation with any party that qualifies for party election broadcasts. An independent panel, free of party allegiance, will judge the entrants and select the final shortlist of ten.” The final 10 will be narrowed by audience votes. Those interested in applying can call or e.mail ITV for information.

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.