shows focus on SUV-plowing publicist Lizzie Grubman, people who bet their cars.

shows focus on SUV-plowing publicist Lizzie Grubman, people who bet their cars.
Two semi-unrelated new reality TV shows both focus on vehicles. First, having apparently exhausted the supply of perky popstars willing to be featured in reality TV series, MTV is giving publicist Lizzie Grubman a six-episode series. PoweR Girls “will follow Grubman and her public relations team behind the velvet rope as they live, work and play in Manhattan, Los Angeles, the Hamptons and Miami,” the AP reports. Lizzie is best known not for her PR, but “for serving 37 days in jail for a 2001 incident in which she backed her sport utility vehicle into a crowd outside a trendy Long Island nightclub, injuring 16.” Elsewhere, on the Speed Channel, a new series will have contestants risking their rides. PINKS will debut in February and, “[u]sing the setting of a classic 1950s drag race, PINKS will pit contestants in a best two-out-of-three format, with the loser handing over the title (pink slip) to his or her vehicle,” according to a press release. The host of the show says, “NOTHING about this show is fake. If you lose the race, you lose your vehicle … period.”

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.