People’s Choice Awards has three reality TV categories; viewers can vote online.

People’s Choice Awards has three reality TV categories; viewers can vote online.
The People’s Choice Awards will this year open its voting up to, um, people. Previously, Gallup polled individuals to determine the winners; this year, EW polled readers to choose the nominees, and voting will take place online in two phases. As its web site says, “For the first time in PCA history, all winners in every category will be chosen by voters on this website.” Also unlike last year, which featured a single reality TV category, the genre has three separate categories this year. The categories and nominees are:

The awards ceremony will air Sunday, Jan. 9 on CBS.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.