Bush twins approached with two reality TV series offers, which they rejected.

Bush twins approached with two reality TV series offers, which they rejected.
While the President’s daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, clearly would make good reality TV stars, they’ve turned down two separate offers to star in their own series. We learn this courtesy of an interview with Laura Bush forthcoming in TV Guide, which Wonkette excerpts. The magazine asked her a hypothetical question about what would happen if “your daughters come home one day and say, ‘Mom, a TV producer wants to follow us around and make a reality show about us.” Laura’s answer: “It’s not hypothetical.” The First Lady’s press secretary said that “Two different production houses sent offers in,” both of which were rejected. That’s because, as Laura said, her girls wouldn’t want to go all Paris and Nicole: “The girls wouldn’t come to me and say, ‘Can I have your blessing?’ They would say, ‘We definitely do not want to do this.'”

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.