it’s reality blurred’s fourth anniversary.

it’s reality blurred’s fourth anniversary.
Years before anyone had ever heard of Nick Denton or slobbered over Gawker, the web was home to a handful of topic-focused blogs, and reality blurred: the reality TV weblog, the first publication to report only on reality TV, was one of them. Today’s our fourth anniversary, and I use “our” just to make me sound like more than one person. From the site’s first non-beta post to today, 3,746 posts later, this site has brought you the latest reality TV news nearly every single day, except those days when I felt like sleeping in.

Thanks to all the reality TV fans, cast members, producers, journalists, and teenagers searching for naked pictures of Real World cast members, whether you’ve contributed info, linked to, advertised on, donated money to, wrote about, or otherwise interacted with reality blurred.

And as always, my enduring gratitude to those people who read every single day. You people rock. Now, if you’d like to stop sucking my bandwidth for free, how about buying the site an anniversary present? (What, do you think I’ve been covering reality TV whores for four years without their whoreness rubbing off on me? Besides, I really need an iPod.) Love, Andy.

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.

about the writer

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.