Ingrid learns the truth and becomes an actress; new Jane Schmo takes her place.

Ingrid learns the truth and becomes an actress; new Jane Schmo takes her place.
Having realized what was going on, Ingrid Wiese was told the truth about the true nature of Joe Schmo 2. Instead of kicking her off the series, though, producers decided to let her stay on as a quasi-actress. She says she stuck around because “there was also a part of me that was curious and wanted to see what was going to happen.” A new, completely ignorant cast member, Amanda, was brought in to take her place as Jane Schmo. As the show’s producer Rhett Reese tells Zap2it.com, “Amanda was told this is a reality show and she was a twist, that simple.”
+ also: because she’s a recovering alcoholic, Ingrid says “she has an innate sense of when someone is lying.”
+ and: chat with Ingrid today at 9 p.m. ET.

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.