Big Brother 5 sibling twist revealed.

Big Brother 5 sibling twist revealed.
Well, that didn’t take long. On the second episode of Big Brother 5, one of the big Project DNA twists was revealed. Michael quickly realized that Jennifer was his half-sister, and then told her during the episode that aired last night. During the show, Michael told her, and “Jennifer [was] pensive. Suddenly Michael’s hours of unprovoked and borderline inappropriate questions about her father make sense. Still, she doesn’t believe.” Eventually, producers gave each sibling letters proving that they were related. The Cincinnati Post says that it was “a cruel trick for a reality show to use the very private secrets of this family for entertainment and ratings purposes.” As such, it’s “contrived and cruel” and exists just to “manipulate and humiliate contestants.”
+ also: 9.6 million viewers watched the debut episode of Big Brother 5 on Tuesday.

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.