Simple Life format goes international.

Simple Life format goes international.
The Simple Life is about to wreak havoc on the world, but Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie won’t be along for the ride. Instead, broadcasters worldwide who have bought the format will have to find their own horny heiresses with heroin fiend friends to make fun of common people. So far, there will be a French Canadian version and a Belgian version, and FOX World plans to sell the show to other broadcasters at a convention in early October. The pitch, according to a FOX World VP: “this is more of a fish-out-of-water series.” Thus, heiresses who are famous for no real reason at all aren’t a requirement. The French Canadian version features “TV interviewer Anne-Marie Losique and pop singer Jacynthen,” while the Belgian version features “two young Belgian women taking to the roads of Europe,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
+ plus: is there another Paris Hilton sex tape, featuring both Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and her ex Jason Shaw? (fourth item)

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.