Jen Schefft will be the third Bachelorette; will an Olympian be the sixth Bachelor?

Jen Schefft will be the third Bachelorette; will an Olympian be the sixth Bachelor?
The woman who was chosen by Andrew Firestone on The Bachelor 3 will head up her own season of the series. Jen Schefft is going to be the star of The Bachelorette 3, which tapes this fall and will air next January. Meanwhile, a gold medal-winning Olympic athlete is being considered to front The Bachelor 6. Steven Lopez earned a gold medal in taekwondo during the 2000 Olympics, and now “ABC [is] reportedly considering the 25-year-old for a spot on The Bachelor.” He and his family are “cautiously mulling over the idea, said Lopez’s coach and older brother, Jean Lopez,” The Houston Chronicle reports. However, he’s currently heading to Athens, and being on a dating show where he’ll meet someone only to break up with her months later isn’t at the top of his list right now: “I haven’t really given it a second thought just because I’m training for the Olympics, and I think that is just a tad bit more important than anything else at this moment,” he says.

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.