NBC trims “reality dud” Next Action Star.

NBC trims “reality dud” Next Action Star.
NBC’s summer series Next Action Star hasn’t been doing well in the ratings. The network moved it to Wednesday nights, but there, it hasn’t done well either. As Zap2it.com puts it, “With NBC saddled with the low rated reality dud ‘Next Action Star,’ CBS has been able to take advantage by running off a series of Wednesday wins this summer.” As The Futon Critic reports this has led NBC to conclude the series next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, which means dropping the second-to-last episode. This has caused one other change, according to the site: “the Peacock has bumped up the premiere of ‘Bet Your Life’ (previously titled ‘Hit Me’), the telefilm which stars the winners of ‘Next Action Star,’ by one week. The two-hour original will now air Wednesday, August 4 at 8:00/7:00c.”
+ note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly mentioned that The Futon Critic’s summary of the film mentioned both winners by name; in fact, it just mentions the characters’ names.

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.