Playing it Straight results revealed.

Playing it Straight results revealed.
FOX pulled its who’s-gay-and-who’s-straight reality series Playing it Straight in the middle of its run, and said that the series will never return. They have, however, posted recaps for each of the episodes on the show’s web site, including those that never aired. Now we can compare the results to all of the predictions and speculation. Since no one at FOX has ever heard of HTML before, the recaps are all in Flash, but the helpful folks at TV Barn have posted the final episode’s recap on their site. The results: Out of Chris, Sharif, and Banks–the final three–Jackie picked Banks, who turned out to be straight. Sharif was straight; Chris was gay. Both Jackie and Banks received $500,000, which should be enough to console them over their series’ cancellation.

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.