viewers visit firefighter Ryan at work; Jesse Palmer already on the market.

viewers visit firefighter Ryan at work; Jesse Palmer already on the market.
Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan have settled in Vail, Colorado, after getting married on ABC late last year. They are “having a great time together,” Ryan tells Firefighter Ryan also says he’s visited often at work by fans. They include “families with teenagers, college students around Spring Break time, older retired ladies and sometimes a few guys who just come to say hi.” Hopefully they get out of his way when there’s, like, a fire. Meanwhile, Jesse Palmer is apparently already looking for additional attention. The NY Post’s Elisa Lipsky-Karasz reports (last item) that Jesse “was out on the town last Thursday night, collecting a phone number from at least one pretty blonde, who gave her name only as Raleigh.” Apparently, though, his heart is still with the woman he met on the show, as Raleigh “was a dead ringer for 22-year-old Jessica Bowlin.”

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.