Austin confirmed for next Real World.

Austin confirmed for next Real World.
As reality blurred reported early last week, reports from Texas suggested that Austin would be the next home of the grandparent of all reality shows, and official confirmation arrived, coincidentally, shortly after our report. The Real World Austin begins taping early next year, and will air next summer. That places the cast in Austin during the SXSW music and film festival, and its director tells the Austin American-Statesman that “we’ll figure into it somehow.” The house’s location is a secret, but of course we’ll soon know its location because it’s hard to disguise seven 20-somethings wandering around aimlessly and being followed by camera crews. (Some are suggesting it’s on or near sixth street.) The paper says “several jobs were still under consideration.” Creator and executive producer Jon Murray told the New York Post that the “Austin cast may be the best we’ve ever assembled,” so hopefully we’ll be in for a six-month drunken orgy.

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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