Peter Brady, Chyna Doll, Mini-Me, Marcus Schenkenberg on Surreal Life 4.

Peter Brady, Chyna Doll, Mini-Me, Marcus Schenkenberg on Surreal Life 4.
The Surreal Life 3 doesn’t conclude until Sunday evening, but VH1 is already hyping the fourth season of the show, which will be the second to air on the music network. When casting The Surreal Life 4, the network apparently dumped the musical-connection idea, which was quite the stretch with the third-season cast anyway. The new group: Da Brat; America’s Next Top Model Adrianne Curry, in the former reality TV star spot; pro wrestler Chyna Doll; model Marcus Schenkenberg; The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin, Peter Brady’s Christopher Knight; and Verne Troyer, who will forver be known as his Austin Powers character Mini-Me. The new season kicks off January. 9.

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.