Extreme Makeover houses cost “hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Extreme Makeover houses cost “hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
How much does is cost to renovate a house on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? In the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” range, according to a story on the show in the New York Times. The paper reports that product-whoring, official sponsor Sears and other companies donate a lot of the materials and furnishings in exchange for air time on the show and on ABC.com. … Meanwhile, last month the New York Post reported that the recipient of a home makeover was missing. But she’s fine, according to The New York Daily News. Queens resident Lucy Ali, the 62-year-old woman whose episode aired last Sunday evening and was followed by a special on Monday night, “has been in the hospital since Monday [Oct. 22. She was treated at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for asthma attacks tied to cat hair,” the paper says. About her new house, she says, “It is such an incredible work of art. It’s exactly like I would have designed it myself.”

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.