Gephardt first Candidate eliminated.

Gephardt first Candidate eliminated.
GLBT activist Chrissy Gephardt, one of the more well-known finalists on American Candidate, was the first person voted off the show by her fellow candidates. After only drawing 147 people to a rally, she faced off against James Strock; the other candidates’ votes for both James and Chrissy were even, resulting in a tie. Frontrunner Park Gillespie got to break the tie and chose to boot Chrissy. That’s surprisingly only if you haven’t read his stance on issues, like, say, gay marriage: He asks, “Why stop there? Want to marry an animal? Have 5 couples marry each other? This is silly.” Nine candidates remain on the show; viewers will vote once they’re narrowed down.
+ also: Mother Jones interviews RJ Cutler about the series.

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.