Starting Over security threat leads cast to see producers’ plans, files about them.

Starting Over security threat leads cast to see producers’ plans, files about them.
Defamer reports on an “unverifiable rumor” that a suspected break-in led the cast of NBC’s Starting Over to discover producers’ files on them. This, of course, really pissed them off and led to a possible “contestant mutiny.” Defamer reports:

According to the whispers, a security guard, fearing that an intruder was breaking in to the house where the show shoots last week, used some quick-thinking to protect the contestants by quarantining them in the production office…where all the “case files” that contain each person’s personality problems–and the producers’ nefarious plans for them–are kept. Editors are allegedly hard at work to sanitize the fuck-up for Starting Over’s daily broadcast, while the producers try to keep the show’s stars from “expressing their anger issues” by bolting.

Of course, we’re assuming the red alert and convenient quarantining of the contestants in the exact same room as the top secret files wasn’t just an elaborately staged life lesson designed to force the cast to deal with criticism. At least, that’s how I’d spin it if I was a producer. The daytime series is in its second season, which is being filmed in LA.

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.