Jesse calls The Bachelor “a footnote,” sends home Trish, who will be back.

Jesse calls The Bachelor “a footnote,” sends home Trish, who will be back.
His ABC reality show stardom is, “[i]deally, a footnote somewhere along the way,” Jesse Palmer tells Morris News Service. He says, “I’d much rather be remembered for this game that I’ve been playing since I was 7 years old than a TV show that I did for two months. Football is my passion.” Of course, he’s also presently worried about his job, as the Giants have signed players who could bump Jesse out, especially after his performance last season. He does have fans in most of the people who watched last night’s episode of The Bachelor 5, though, as he finally sent Trish away. However, she’ll be back: In addition to calling Jesse her “boyfriend” and saying “It’s not over” as she left, teasers for next week’s episode show “that Trish interrupts Jesse’s overnight date with Mandy Jaye to make another play for him,” reports in its recap.

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.