American Candidate finalists, including Chrissy Gephardt, reveal themselves.

American Candidate finalists, including Chrissy Gephardt, reveal themselves.
Although the show’s web site has yet to be updated with the information (come on, Showtime), American Candidate apparently has its 12 finalists, judging by press releases issued by some of the finalists and media coverage of others. In no particular order, they include: PETA’s director of vegan campaigns Bruce Friedrich; Dick Gephardt’s lesbian daughter Chrissy Gephardt; former Libertarian candidate for governor of Utah Richard Mack; Lisa Witter, who “runs the country’s largest public interest strategy and media firm”; “Black gay activist and author” Keith Boykin; and Arkansas resident Joyce Riley. Most are holding local rallies this week; Witter’s press release reveals that she, and thus probably the other candidates, had to organize a rally “with 32 hours to plan and $100 to spend.”

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.