viewers will pick next Challenge cast.

viewers will pick next Challenge cast.
The cast for the next season of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge will be selected by visitors to MTV.com. As the site says, “We’re letting YOU choose the teams for the next season of The Challenge. No longer will it be Real World vs. Road Rules or girls vs. guys–the next theme will be naughty vs. nice and you get to decide who will be on the ‘naughty’ team and who will be on the ‘nice’ team.” As TVGasm points out, “naughty” and “nice” are “Bunim/Murray’s euphemistic way of saying ‘Sluts, assholes, and idiots.'” TVGasm’s B-Side also makes a “plea to voters. Don’t try to sort players into ‘Naughty’ or ‘Nice’ categories. Think about the teams. What will be the most interesting to watch? Maybe one team should be all old people while another is young. Oooh, or maybe minorities against the white folk? At the very least, get people who hate each other on the same team.”

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.